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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.
On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.
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.