Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#31774 - 06/11/01 05:50 PM Where are we?  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,156
Bean Offline
old hand
Bean  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,156
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 06:00 PM Re: A-Wad  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
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 06:03 PM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,439
wow Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wow  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,439
New England, USA
Now that you mention it ... I tend to put an "R" in it and pronounce it AWARD. Subliminal mayhap?


#31777 - 06/11/01 08:54 PM  
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Max Quordlepleen  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409



#31778 - 06/11/01 09:23 PM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,094
Jazzoctopus Offline
old hand
Jazzoctopus  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,094
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 10:39 PM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
consuelo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
consuelo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
Caribbean
I usually say "Oh, yeah, that's a word a day" whenever I see AWAD.

consuelo

#31780 - 06/11/01 10:45 PM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 87
nikeblack Offline
journeyman
nikeblack  Offline
journeyman

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 87
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 10:48 PM  
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Max Quordlepleen  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409


#31782 - 06/12/01 04:46 AM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Bingley  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
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.

Bingley


Bingley
#31783 - 06/12/01 09:09 AM Re: Where are we?  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 387
jimthedog Offline
enthusiast
jimthedog  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 387
Hartsville, New York.
I say it slAy wad like cod, then I launch into a (usually long) expaination.


Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,879
Posts224,004
Members9,024
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
TFED1, mark18, PureTech, Dilys, Abishek
9024 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 54 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Dilys 1
mark18 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,005
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 2.7229 MB (Peak: 2.8585 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-10-22 17:40:03 UTC