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  •  No "ascella" is armpit (0+ / 0-)

    And it's pronunciation is quite different.  Nice try though.

    "Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry."

    by Glinda on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 09:55:19 AM PST

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    •  uh... thanks (0+ / 0-)

      Not sure what you mean by 'nice try.' It was written up in the Washington Post at the time.

      I'm pro-rail. Just thought the name incident was amusing.

      •  Then is was a nice try on the WaPo's part (1+ / 0-)
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        The "villagers" aren't comfortable with foreign languages. The comparison of Acella and ascella makes about as much sense as comparing Acela with cedilla: they have about the same number of letters in common but cedilla sounds closer to Acela than ascella's pronunciation does.

        "Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry."

        by Glinda on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 10:17:08 AM PST

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