Today I learned

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Skagit (County in northern Washington, famous for tulips) rhymes with “gadget.” :confused:

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That’s where I was today. :tulip:

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Umm… how else would you pronounce it?

I was saying “skagget” until the locals corrected me. It needs a “j” in place of the “g.”

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That was how I read it, I’ve never heard of that county before. I don’t get Washington state.

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An “i” following a “g” makes it a soft g.

Where do I begin?

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Giddy up

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There are always exceptions.
Not sure why anyone would assume a new word is an exception

Well then, have I got a gift for you :gift:

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I thought it was a joke when I first saw a picture of a geoduck.

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i thought someone had hacked my “private” folder on my phone.

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is just about the first thing I did after moving to Washington state many moons ago.

I probably didn’t know how to say “geoduck” when I went. I knew Puyallup though as I’d already been to the fair.

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Enough of the gibes.

Gisus, okay, I’ll stop.

Give us a few more first please

You go girl!

There happens to be a dictionary at hand. It looks like it’s close to 50/50 whether “gi-“ is hard or soft “g”. At least at the beginning of the word.

soyleche obviously decided to gird his loins before entering the fray

I like the cut of that gibbon’s jib