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When you're speaking, you stress an adjective-noun combination differently from a compound noun. This is what makes the following children's joke work:

The red house is on the corner. The blue house is next to it. Where is the white house?
I don't know. Where is the white house?
The White House is in Washington, D.C., of course.

For another example, in the math video "Not Knot", the narrator pronounces "a whole number" like it was an adjective-noun combination, and not a compound noun. That something was wrong was glaringly obvious to me the first time I watched it (although it took me a while to figure out exactly what).

"Ice cream" is pronounced as a compound noun.

When you're speaking, you stress an adjective-noun combination differently from a compound noun. This is what makes the following children's joke work:

The red house is on the corner. The blue house is next to it. Where is the white house?
I don't know. Where is the white house?
The White House is in Washington, D.C., of course.

"Ice cream" is pronounced as a compound noun.

When you're speaking, you stress an adjective-noun combination differently from a compound noun. This is what makes the following children's joke work:

The red house is on the corner. The blue house is next to it. Where is the white house?
I don't know. Where is the white house?
The White House is in Washington, D.C., of course.

For another example, in the math video "Not Knot", the narrator pronounces "a whole number" like it was an adjective-noun combination, and not a compound noun. That something was wrong was glaringly obvious to me the first time I watched it (although it took me a while to figure out exactly what).

"Ice cream" is pronounced as a compound noun.

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When you're speaking, you stress an adjective-noun combination differently from a compound noun. This is what makes the following children's joke work:

The red house is on the corner. The blue house is next to it. Where is the white house?
I don't know. Where is the white house?
The White House is in Washington, D.C., of course.

"Ice cream" is pronounced as a compound noun.