do these guys think we are idiots or what?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 1 07:51:09 UTC 2010

Actually "greeding" is more the way we say the word "greeting" in USA than not.  We often replace "t" with "d".  This is actually the first time I've seen it as a spelling mistake.  There is one dictionary I know of that includes "t" to "d" swaps as an alternative pronunciation, and that's truespel book 3.  I'd like to know of others.  I believe "t" swaps are more common than not for many words in USA English and should be reccognized in all dictionaries. 


I enter "greeting" in and hear "greeding" ~greedeeng for USA and "greeting" ~greeteeng for UK.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
see phonetic spelling


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> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 6:23 AM, ronbutters <ronbutters at> wrote:
> > I just got a message with the following in the subject line:
> >
> >
> > You have received a greeding e-card !
> >
> > Don't think I'll open it.
> I fail to see the linguistics-related content in this post, unless
> your point is to suggest there is something ironic about spam being
> sent in the form of a "greeding e-card". Since it's spam, they're
> greedy?
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