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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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You say "Potato"

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 8,620 mod
A fun book for anyone really interested in accents, but I've posted it here because their website gives you the chance to listen to and record the word "potato".

http://www.panmacmillan.com/book/bencrystal/yousaypotato

Give it a go.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,008 mod
    I'll cheat and say spud.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you pronounce 'spud' like 'potato' @mheredge? I'm imagining that.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,008 mod
    :)

    Spud is a British colloquial name for a potato.

    In the services (army, navy), peeling the spuds was jankers - punishment duty.
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