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Jan
20
comment When talking to American clients, should I say “smoothie” or “milkshake”?
@comethapaxd'ajax yeah, it's "frap" here, unlike, say Starbuck's "frapp-ay" :-) . New England is famous for mispronunciations. Calais,ME is "Callous"; Berlin NH is "BERlin" -- but Berlin, ME is pronounced correctly.
Jan
19
comment When talking to American clients, should I say “smoothie” or “milkshake”?
@Foon get offa my lawn you young punk :-)
Jan
19
comment When talking to American clients, should I say “smoothie” or “milkshake”?
I think this is a fair "lateral" answer, given the location is India
Jan
19
comment When talking to American clients, should I say “smoothie” or “milkshake”?
@HotLicks They may have MickeyD's but FSM forbid I'd ever go in one!
Jan
18
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Jan
18
answered When talking to American clients, should I say “smoothie” or “milkshake”?
Jan
15
comment Are there words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently depending on whether the initial letter is capital or lowercase?
"moped" the vehicle is not a trademark AFAIK, and is certainly used, lower-case, in common media.
Jan
15
comment Are there words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently depending on whether the initial letter is capital or lowercase?
I think you need to exclude names -- of people and places -- since name pronunciation is really at the discretion of the person or the country involved.
Sep
17
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Sep
8
comment Is “groak” a new verb?
Yes, but how does one pronounce "groak" in Scottish? Often words change spelling on their way across the Atlantic based on the local relationship between sound and letter combinations.
Jul
17
comment What is it called when someone uses your name to describe an act?
@rabbit -- or, "flattery" :-)
Jul
2
comment “… gets my goat”. What's my goat and why does it get it?
@EdwinAshworth yes, of course I would :-)
Jan
15
comment What do you call an individual who tolerates criticism?
A 'saint' among men :-)
Dec
31
comment Idiom that means trying to save something that is beyond saving
The Titanic reference I'm most used to is "rearranging deck chairs on..."
Dec
31
comment Idiom that means trying to save something that is beyond saving
Dunno how to break it to you, sonny (and get offa my lawn), but 'polishing a turd' is much older than computers -- english.stackexchange.com/questions/94871/… .
Dec
31
comment Idiom that means trying to save something that is beyond saving
"It's... DEAD, Jim!"
Dec
23
comment Was the pronunciation of “symmetry” different in the past?
And now, on to the pronounciation of "synapse" :-(
Dec
23
comment Was the pronunciation of “symmetry” different in the past?
Ha! Something I learned in HighSchool Frosh English pays off at last! :-)
Dec
18
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Dec
16
comment Antonym for 'preaching to the choir'
I don't think this is antonymic, really.