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Where are we? #31774
06/11/01 05:50 PM
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So, how do you guys pronounce "AWAD"? I tend to say A-wad (A as in sleigh, wad rhyming with sod). I don't like the sound of it, though, so I don't say it much. (A wad of what? is the next logical question. Toilet paper, used kleenex, or something else...! )

When your family asks where you were spending your time, how do you answer? "On the Board" or "on my word group" are my most popular, but I find them both somewhat unsatisfactory.


Re: A-Wad #31775
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Yeah, Ay (to rhyme with sleigh) and Wad (to rhyme with sod in most {notably not eastern Mass, which would be sawd} English dialects, at least the ones I know about) emphasis on the first syllable (the confusion with a wad, a wad of what? would only hold if it were pronounced uh *wad). If I don't use it when talking about it with non-AWADdies it's because it doesn't say much all by itself; it requires a lot of explanation, so I normally just start with the explanation. If I'm talking with another AWADdy I'll refer to it as AWAD.


Re: Where are we? #31776
06/11/01 06:03 PM
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New England, USA
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Now that you mention it ... I tend to put an "R" in it and pronounce it AWARD. Subliminal mayhap?


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Re: Where are we? #31778
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When discussing it I generally just use wordsmith.org. It's more descriptive and less confusing. Plus, using arcane acronyms is kinda weird, doncha think?


Re: Where are we? #31779
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I usually say "Oh, yeah, that's a word a day" whenever I see AWAD.

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Re: Where are we? #31780
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I tend to pronounce AWAD A (as in Slay)-wad, sorta like AWOL. But that's only to myself. To friends and family I mention "that word board on the web."


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Re: Where are we? #31782
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Count me in with all the other sods. For those who don't know what it is, I just say an Internet discussion about English.

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Re: Where are we? #31783
06/12/01 09:09 AM
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Hartsville, New York.
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I say it slAy wad like cod, then I launch into a (usually long) expaination.


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