Definition of spicket
chiefly South & Midland [Middle USA] : spigot
Do you use "spigot" or "spicket" to refer to a faucet or tap that water comes out of?
a. spicket (6.38%)
b. spigot (66.89%)
c. I use both interchangeably (2.52%)
d. I say "spicket" but spell it "spigot" (12.64%)
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Besides the visual similarity between the letters ğ and g, is there any other reason why Erdoğan and many other Turkish proper names are spelt in English with the letter g?
The visual (and historical) relationship between ğ and g is the most important factor. There isn't a big tradition in English of spelling names from other languages according to an ...
Words with "gui" like "guide" and "guise" don't contain the "ui" digraph: instead, they have the "gu" digraph that functions to mark "hard g" before a front vowel letter (I or E).
The word suicide doesn't contain the "ui" digraph either: it has U followed by I in hiatus. This is the usual pronunciation of "ui" before a consonant letter in words from Latin, ...
In a comment, John Lawler wrote:
Just as /d/ and /t/ neutralize after a stressed vowel before an unstressed one (writer/rider, catty/caddy), so do /ɡ/ and /k/, and for the same reason -- vowels are voiced and tend to voice consonants between them, especially short consonants like voiceless stops. This means that it's very hard to hear the difference in ...
The reason the spellings are different is that reinforce does not mean "to enforce again". The word enforce is defined by the Macmillan dictionary and others as
to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
to make sure that something happens or is done
Reinforce, however is defined as
to make an idea, belief or feeling stronger
Lol, he's here making fun of another video. In the video Intelsat 35e Launch Webcast the narrator at 11:37 min says
"Propulsion continues to be NORMINAL"
instead of "Propulsion continues to be normal".
Please check that other video, he's just making fun of the tongue slip.
Yes. It's resemblance, as your dictionary searches attested.
Unfortunately, in this particular contest there are no rules. Both come from the same sources; some words match the French, some words match the Latin the French is derived from. Often the two match; in other cases they don't.
From French -ance, from Latin -antia, -entia (from present ...
The plural of score is scores.
The question is, should this score have been plural.
6 a : the copy of a musical composition in written or printed notation
b : a musical compositionspecifically : the music for a movie or theatrical production
It seems that whoever titled that playlist intended the phrase to mean this collection of songs ...
Riya called it. That ballcap is a huge shout-out to the SpaceX fanbase from SpaceX lead integration engineer John Insprucker (pictured), who first made the famous "norminal" verbal slip during the Intelsat 35E webcast Riya cited, and which has since made him quite the internet celebrity. As a result of his popularity with those who follow SpaceX's launches,...