[Ads-l] Busted Spicket

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 27 00:30:18 UTC 2015


Round here everbody says "spicket." 'Cept furriners.

JL

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Busted Spicket
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> Initial visit report to State Farm. <<Water source outside Spicket burst
> flooded inside of kitchen and basement area.>>
> Thanks to the internet, I now realize that my Mexican water faucet has a
> leak.
> Cf. William Edgerton, 1948, A Note on 'Spigot' and 'Spicket', American
> Speech 23.1:33-3.
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