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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I was listening to someone saying “on crutches” and idly thinking that the t is flapped or tapped or something to a d-like sound with the tongue pressed against the top of the mouth in a very n position.
(Bear in mind I studied all that alveolar ridge stuff 35 years ago so forgive the imprecision)
Forgot to mention he’s on crunches for his right leg
keep in mind he’s on crunches from his knee surgery
doctor said I could leave the hospital as long as I’m on crunches
So now I’m on crunches and in a hell of a lot of pain and have to get to all these places to organise a visa,
The semantics are a bit fuzzy!
Ooo, nice one. Also out there, etymological simblings: He was on crotches. I was on crochets. More, like crunches: I was on crashes. She was on crushes. I was on crunchers. He was on crushers.
Last edited by burred (2012-10-20 19:25:43)