The "proletarian" and "sophisticated" I have a problem with - to me "z" and "s" is nothing but a very clear phonetic distinction - and if I understand you correctly, you should be consequent and write "Drowzzz!"

Well, Glance, if I have your permission => Drowzzz it is <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> - though, this sounds a bit like "drowsy" now <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> Have to think about it.

About sophisticated and proletarian - was a joke between a member and me, because I wanted to know, why the American English changed a lot of nice "s" words into "z". And his explanation was: heated debate between linguistics during the Bostoner Tea Party, falsely labeled in history afterwards as a protest against taxes <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
See? Phonetics is soooo important.

As long as you don't make it a cementery

HEY! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif" alt="" /> that's even better - you have a resting place for the dead and the cement (material for tombs) included, as well! May I take it? Please? Just with my "a" in it to round up? (I only hope, cement exists in English <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> )

Last edited by kiya; 26/08/04 04:44 PM.