Ghit (was: "wear out stay")

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Fri Mar 31 14:06:34 UTC 2006

Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU> said:

"wear|wears|wearing|wore out my|our|your|his|her|their stay": 134 Ghits
"wear|wears|wearing|wore out my|our|your|his|her|their welcome": 208,000

Sorry, I just can't accept "Ghits". ;-) The initial "gh" pushes me into
expecting something like "ghostly" and overrides the possible pronunciation
"jee-hits". I'll stick with "googits".

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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