'Ant' or 'Ahnt'? Capitalizing Cocktail Names. Archie Bunker.

from  Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Jun 24, 2022

 

What's up with the fancy-schmancy "ahnt" pronunciation of the word "aunt"? And why are the rules about capitalizing cocktail  names so wonky? We have all the answers today!Transcript:  https://grammar-girl.simplecast.com/episodes/ant-or-ahnt-capitalizing-cocktail-names-archie-bunkerReferences for the "ahnt" segment by Valerie Fridland:Phillips, Betty.  (1989). The Diffusion of a Borrowed Sound Change. Journal of English Linguistics, 22(2), 197–204.Freeborn, Dennis.  (1992). From old English to s...more

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