Friday, 17 April 2009

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

Ah, the perils of learning words from reading only.

All this time, I've been pronouncing "inexorable" in my head as "in-ig-ZOR-a-bal", when apparently, it's "in-EKS-er-a-bal".

The clue was seeing it written in the Shaw Alphabet Edition of Androcles and the Lion, which uses phonemic (more or less) spelling.

It did make me check the dictionary, though, to see whether my pronunciation was simply wrong or an alternative. Nope, apparently it's just wrong. Who knew.

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

I just had a Milky Way that [profile] coffeebeanqueen sent me in my [profile] we_swap_snacks box.

And while they're closer to Mars bars than European Milky Way bars, they're not exactly the same -- the nougat seems firmer, mostly.

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pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
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