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Chiefly in:   car links

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “I like to have about 10-15 car links between us and the cars in front of us…” (link)
  • “If they can’t see your license plate from 3 and 1/2 car links behind, they should get glasses.” (link)
  • “At 160 i was about 1 1/2 car links ahead of the Supra.” (link)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • Doug Harris (ADS-L posting of 7 April 2009)

The raising of [Ɛ] before nasals probably plays a role in this one.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2009/04/07 |

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