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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...' -------ferko Ferenc Gy. Valoczy Suurt chugunikka peene ahjo suhe et toukka. Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: railways page: 25kV 50Hz: