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#1 2017-11-21 06:32:05

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1212

AW-ree

I heard the narrator of a short online video pronounce the word “awry” AW-ree recently. Perhaps he was thinking that when something is awry, it could cause people to say “Aw!”, and that awry is a construction along the lines of “devilry”, “idolatry”, or “infantry”, or even “funny”, “healthy” or “tasty”, with an “r” stuck between the root “aw” and the “y” ending to facilitate pronunciation. An eyecorn, perhaps?

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#2 2017-11-21 06:43:50

DavidTuggy
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Registered: 2007-10-11
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Re: AW-ree

Glad to find somebody who agrees with me! (The monster , posts # 68, 70, and 103.)

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-11-21 06:44:26)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2017-11-21 07:09:37

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
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Re: AW-ree

DavidTuggy wrote:

Glad to find somebody who agrees with me (The monster , posts # 68, 70, and 103.)

Damn! It didn’t occur to me to search this site using the search term “AW-ree”.

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#4 2017-11-26 10:00:59

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Re: AW-ree

What does Murphy say? If your search can go awree, it will.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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