Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 3:46|
On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 10:16:55PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Mark Reed scripsit:
> > (*) Similarly, the sandwich formed by wrapping up a mostly-lamb meat
> > mixture in a pita is pretty universally referred to as "a gyro"
> > /'ji.ro/ in the US, despite the singularity of the source "gyros".
> I more often hear /'dzairo/, as if it were the word "gyro" = "gyroscope".
Well, clearly you live in a less sophisticated part of the country than
> As for cicadas...
Around here that's /s@'kei'd@z/, btw.