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More Curiousities of the English Language
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:42:02 PM »
I love you Grimm boys.

Gladius the Roman word for sword, so one who uses a sword became a gladiator. So why is there no Gladiating, Gladiation, or Gladiatoring?
I wuv my messed up vernacular. :3

Post some ones of your own.

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Re: More Curiousities of the English Language
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 01:16:07 AM »
The ones that always get me are pronounciation.

First one that comes to mind is slaughter and laughter. Why aren't they both pronounced either s-laff-ter or lort-er

And why are Pittsburgh and Edenburgh pronounced differently?

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Re: More Curiousities of the English Language
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 08:04:02 AM »
This is an old one, but on the subject of pronouncing things, how do you pronounce 'ghoti'?

'gh' as in 'tough'
'o' as in 'women'
'ti' as in 'action'

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