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Chris -- 2011-03-08
my bike-cycle gets infinite miles to the gallon…
Youtube description: me riding my bike-cycle
Impeccable logic: there are many types of cycle, this is one of them.
Has anyone else been puzzled about how “bicycle” got shortened to “bike?” Shouldn’t the second consonant be a sibilant? (i.e., “bice”).
Retroinsertion of nicknames into the names they came from is an old habit. The proper names “Winniefred,” “Elizzibeth,” “Amillia,” “Pennylope,” “Tedward,” for example.