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#31774 - 06/11/01 01:50 PM Where are we?
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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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.

#31775 - 06/11/01 02:00 PM Re: A-Wad
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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.

#31776 - 06/11/01 02:03 PM Re: Where are we?
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Now that you mention it ... I tend to put an "R" in it and pronounce it AWARD. Subliminal mayhap?

#31777 - 06/11/01 04:54 PM
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#31778 - 06/11/01 05:23 PM Re: Where are we?
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
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?

#31779 - 06/11/01 06:39 PM Re: Where are we?
consuelo Offline
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I usually say "Oh, yeah, that's a word a day" whenever I see AWAD.


#31780 - 06/11/01 06:45 PM Re: Where are we?
nikeblack Offline

Registered: 01/19/01
Posts: 87
Loc: City of Brotherly Love, no not...
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."

#31781 - 06/11/01 06:48 PM
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#31782 - 06/12/01 12:46 AM Re: Where are we?
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
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.


#31783 - 06/12/01 05:09 AM Re: Where are we?
jimthedog Offline

Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 387
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
I say it slAy wad like cod, then I launch into a (usually long) expaination.

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