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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

As to the words.
I love "cerulean", and use the word whenever it fits.


I like cerulean, too, and I think it's why I always want to pronounce "herculean" the wrong way...


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....now that you mention it.(Bunkum)


..yes, herculean. I do pronounce it that way too, even knowing
it is not right. Funny how one gets these mental connections
and cannot stave them off.

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Buncombe does, indeed, sound "English" - but in UK we also write it as "bunkum."
Not a word heard much, these days, more's the pity.

I have occasionally used, "persiflage" - another fine word!


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So, whose idea is it to spell it buncombe?


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now that you mention 'persiflage' I am going to add it to my
favorite definition of politicians:

"Bloviating blatherskites, with their tarradiddling
codswallop and persiflage, which they dump on us."

Not totally developed but I am working on it.
I welcome input.


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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
So, whose idea is it to spell it buncombe?


Reminds me of spelling of the name of a town in the Cotswalds.


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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

As to the words.
I love "cerulean", and use the word whenever it fits.


I like cerulean, too, and I think it's why I always want to pronounce "herculean" the wrong way...


your major dictionaries seem to give "the wrong way" as (at a minimum) a secondary pronun. I still have an issue interpreting IPA, but it looks to me like OED gives it as the *only pronun. - at least the accent is on the second sylLAble.

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So, "her-KYOO-lee-an" is acceptable? Hmm, I remember being fairly rounded upon when admitting I thought that was the pronunciation.

Cool.


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So, whose idea is it to spell it buncombe?

Probably the folks in Buncombe County, NC, which provided the etymology of bunk.


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I like cerulean, too, and I think it's why I always want to pronounce "herculean" the wrong way...

Wait. You pronounce Herculean cerulean?


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