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« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2005 09:24:51 AM »

i don't have the time right now to read all 48 pages of this post, but when i saw it, i just had to reply and ask:
how in the heck do you pronounce cabochon? (hopefully i'm even spelling it right, lol)

you spelt it right! it's pronounced KA- BO - SHON.

« Reply #171 on: December 20, 2005 06:56:16 AM »

gah! then why isn't it spelled w/a sh! thank god i've avoided saying it out loud.....when i say it in my head it's ka-bow-cun.

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« Reply #172 on: January 16, 2006 12:17:52 PM »

Was trying to ask a friend how to make a flowy skirt, so I asked how many godets ("god-ettes") should I use, instead of "go-days". lol  Grin

« Reply #173 on: January 17, 2006 04:10:03 AM »

So, what is the right way to say skein?  I've heard it said both ways on teevee, but the ladies at my LYS (aka yarn store that is wayyyy out of my price range) say it "skane." 

I'm so confused!

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« Reply #174 on: January 17, 2006 05:17:17 AM »

llama, I was taught to say "skane", but when I first saw the word i was utterly confused...

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« Reply #175 on: January 17, 2006 08:30:23 AM »

So funny that this is on here. Last week hubby wanted to go to Big Lots and I said "Oh good, I want to see if they still have skeins (skeens) of yarn for a dollar." He started teasing me about them being SkInes or skAnes...and just how do I know they're skEEns?

Then Sunday, we did an anthem in church in which the line is "tangled skein of care"..at first practice, I could swear everyone said SkEEn...then it magically changed to skAne.

Seems noone really knows. lol

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« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2006 09:48:13 AM »

Well, I've always pronounced it "skein"... Grin
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« Reply #177 on: January 17, 2006 11:42:38 AM »

SKANE! SKANE!  here's what i got from the dictionary. if you see the word it comes from, it makes sense.

Pronunciation: 'skAn
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English skeyne, from Middle French escaigne

« Reply #178 on: January 17, 2006 11:56:06 AM »

Ya know, if ya'll had read all 62 pages, you woul have found this discussion on page 6 or something way early on.

And you call yourselves Craftsters...Shocked

(That was heavily laced with sarcasm, btw.  I'm just a freak, so I did read all 60 pages a couple weeks ago.)

Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
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« Reply #179 on: January 17, 2006 12:55:13 PM »

I don't know of anything that I say wrong, but I have plenty of people come up to me at work and ask me where the "muslim" is (when they want muslin)

That makes me laugh so much, because I have a funniest story, we use a huge amount of muslin in the theatre, well one of the crew wrote a note that said the "muslims are behind the couch" I looked and saw the huge box of muslin behind the couch. It was even more funny considering there was a gig in the theatre that was a police and FBI seminar! Can you imagine their reaction when they saw this sign! hehehe. I just thought I would share. I cannot believe I have missed this topic!

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