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#1 2011-04-22 13:16:23

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 335

My bike-cycle

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.

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#2 2011-04-22 20:19:10

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: My bike-cycle

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.

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#3 2011-04-22 21:02:40

JuanTwoThree
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Re: My bike-cycle

Anything to do with the Greek being “kuklos”? Was the word ever pronounced “baikookle”?

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