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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" > > /' 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 Atlanta. :)
> As for cicadas...
Around here that's /s@'kei'd@z/, btw.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>