kneck and kneck

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 20:08:25 UTC 2007

Yep.  I had friends Knudson and Knaus.  We all pronounced those k's.

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>From: sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: kneck and kneck
>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 23:00:34 -0400
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>Poster:       sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
>Subject:      Re: kneck and kneck
>  It's a funny expression for human runners anyway.  Must come from horse
>racing. " Toe & toe"  or "chest & chest" would be more appropriate to the
>posture of  human racing.
>There's something about that initial k in /kneck/ that (to my mind) insists
>on being voiced. Anyone else?
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