**raises hand, nervously** I not only used one, I owned one, but living in a high bushfire area it was the best way to keep the fuel load down. Surrounded by trees that drop leaves and bark, it doesn't take long to build up a fire hazard. I tried to not use it when neighbours were home.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Kimby as a child. Name & sex were falsified on the video to protect identity, but since it's just us ........
Bixa, I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my cheek!! T. came upstairs to check on me and there I was with ear buds on laughing convulsively.
Dear Questa, at least you show some contrition and have never flaunted it. Kimby and my ongoing (is it 9 going on 10 years?) controversy over this topic has never relented. And now, she's backing down...
Here we'd pronounce pralines as you do, pretty much, but they are pacanes in standard French, though I believe there is another word more similar to yours. I'll have to ask Haitian friends how they pronounce them (though pecans aren't native to Haiti) as there are remarkable similarities between Antillian Creole and the Louisiana variety.
Yep. That and crawdaddy/crawdaddies, which causes a full-body flinch in me.
The word écrevisses sometimes shows up on menus in Louisiana to signal elegance in preparation & the general ritziness of the restaurant.
Oh! I just this second realized that the word "crayfish" is a corruption of the word "écrevisse"! Pretty much explains why something that is so obviously not a fish has fish as part of its name in English.
When we lived in Alaska (I was aged 4 and 5), my mother said the silverfish in our quonset hut were iceworms. This sticks in my mind because we had a record by Wilf Carter that had Shackles and Chains (which I loved ~ and it was written by Jimmie Davis) on one side and the undoubtedly un-pc When the Iceworms Nest Again on the other: