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Re^3: Searching for homophones and words that are similar

by Aldebaran (Curate)
on Mar 25, 2023 at 03:07 UTC ( [id://11151186] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I think the biggest assault on English comes from those who don't get it from within, for example, consider the Speaker pro tempore of the US House, Marjorie Taylor Green, here talking about a peachtree dish. (She was reaching for petri dish.)

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Re^4: Searching for homophones and words that are similar
by LanX (Saint) on Mar 25, 2023 at 12:19 UTC
    Just to show how difficult it is :)

    > (She was reaching for petri dish.)

    The "Petri" before the "dish" is capitalized, since it derives from a person.

    update

    tho wiktionary lists the lowercase version as alternative spelling.

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