Re: General American (was "y" and "r" (Uusisuom))
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 1, 2001, 18:08|
> My vocabulary is more confused than anything else, but I run afoul of
> things like soda vs. pop, pail vs. bucket, and cringe with my sister "to
> nuke [food item X]," apparently meaning "to microwave"; I grant that she
> and I have become somewhat blasé about the North Korean nuclear threat to
> South Korea (where most of our relatives live), but....
that's interesting. I also have such word preferences, like I prefer pop
over soda, bucket over pail, etc. As for nuking something, I generally say
'take [food item X] to Chernobyl...'
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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