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Discussion » Questions » Language » Since the 'w' in the word answer is not pronounced, it is irrelevant and I shall never write it again.

Since the 'w' in the word answer is not pronounced, it is irrelevant and I shall never write it again.

Don't like it? Tough noogies.

Posted - Wed at 8:23 PM

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  • 4818
    Wait... it's not pronounced 'answər'???  Yeah, right!  I suppose next you're going to tell me that 'knife' isn't pronounced "knīf" and 'wash' isn't pronounced "wärSH".
      May 20, 2020 8:42 PM MDT
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  • 30851
    Let's start a revolushun here...grammar officials be dammed. This post was edited by Element 99 at May 21, 2020 6:21 PM MDT
      May 20, 2020 8:44 PM MDT
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  • 4818
    Here, here!
      May 20, 2020 8:47 PM MDT
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  • 14502
    Here Where do you mean ? 
      May 20, 2020 8:58 PM MDT
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  • 4818
    Should I have said there, their?
      May 20, 2020 11:00 PM MDT
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  • 14502
    No! ! Ware  :)
      May 21, 2020 5:16 AM MDT
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  • 12744
    Don't you mean, "heer, heer?"
      May 21, 2020 8:28 AM MDT
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  • 4818
    No, as that wouldn't set off the 'grammar officials'.
      May 21, 2020 9:47 AM MDT
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  • 12744
    LOL ...
      May 21, 2020 10:27 AM MDT
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  • 5351
    Look up Anser in Wikipedia
      May 20, 2020 8:50 PM MDT
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  • 30851
    Lot's of words have uther meenings.
      May 20, 2020 8:56 PM MDT
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  • 14502
    I dont right ot's Ov etters :) 
      May 20, 2020 9:01 PM MDT
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  • 3991
    So if we go to phonetic spellings, should we also cast aside our inadequate alphabet and transition to international phonetic symbols?

      May 21, 2020 12:23 AM MDT
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  • 30851
    Da
      May 21, 2020 6:16 PM MDT
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  • 5889
    Are you saying we should finish what Noah Webster started?
      May 21, 2020 4:30 AM MDT
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  • 6936
    It just doesn't seem correct to call 'em Wilber and Orville Right. 
      May 21, 2020 4:23 PM MDT
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  • 30851
    Hmm...you might be rite.
      May 21, 2020 6:17 PM MDT
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  • 6610
    To paraphrase my patrol partner Randy, grrrrr!
      May 21, 2020 6:22 PM MDT
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