[Ads-l] Striped (Was Re: [ADS-L] Urban legend? Or fact?)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 5 22:48:26 EDT 2016

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 9:40 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> I wrote about this in a blog post a few years back:
> https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/november-links/
> In that post I refer to a thread on this list, but naturally the link is
> broken now, with the newer archiving system. But I do seem to recall Wilson
> responding that I'd broken an old man's heart with my story of pronouncing
> "striped" with two syllables as a child until cognitive dissonance overcame
> me and I switched to one syllable.
> I visited this topic again in a Grammar Girl episode earlier this year:
> http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/why-do-we
> -pronounce-the--ed-in-wicked

Wow! Are there really native-speakers of English who pronounce _-legged_
with only a single syllable?!


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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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