Helpful contractions βž‘οΈβ¬…οΈ πŸ†• πŸ†’

You know how speaking is really exhausting and some compound words are just too bloody long? Reckon we should try and get as many down a syllable or two as possible. Here are some of my helpful suggestions but please provide your own. I’ll compile and send to Big Dictionary. Maybe.

Red onion? TOO LONG! Ronion
Spring onion? TOO LONG! Spronion
Pre-heat? TOO LONG! Preat
Ibuprofen? TOO BLOODY LONG! Ifen
Step-ladder? TOO LONG! Stadder
Recycle? TOO LONG! Rike
Carbon monoxide? TOO LONG! Camoxide
Carbon dioxide? TOO LONG! Cadoxide
Restaurant? TOO LONG! Rez

@inthedusk do people already use chatte for chi latte?

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This is a really nice idea

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Edinburgh β†’ Eurgh

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Also eggs

Scregg
Fregg
Begg
Pegg

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Two eggs - Tweggs

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Yes we have this system in our household

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Platinum Jubilee - nummy lΓ©

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Peanut butter β†’ Peany B

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Double pegg for breakfast, please

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If you need to complain about a terrible resto, do you have a resto-rant?

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Apt

Or an auntie that works in a resto, a resto-aunt

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I have never used the term stepladder, I just always call them a ladder.

In a D&D session we had this disagreement over whether this model ship we were using had stairs or ladders between decks.

The Columbian and Brazilian guys we play with thought this was funny because apparently in Spanish there’s just the one word for both.

Oh no, I thought this was folksy old Lancashire dialect name for it

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I thought it was a Scottish thing, I’ve noticed all the nurses here call it that and I’ve wanted to do so but been too scared so far

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The ITK way to deal with this is to call it a step.

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I have a little two step thing which is the step though, need to be able to distinguish.

I call porridge β€œridge” and if I wanna say β€œtoo early” I say twirly

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Hmm I don’t know what those are called in the trade.

Amazing meatballs? TOO LONG! Amazeballs