Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 14:43:35 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: Knarly?
This word is difficult in that it is normally restricted to oral use.
Although a preceived spelling may be present with its usage, I cannot
say for certain whether the spelling has truly been standardized.
I know it's too soon for prescriptivism here, but isn't it usually spelt
"gnarly"? Funny what a history of silent letters can do!
On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, SETH SKLAREY wrote:
In Golden Beach, Florida they used to have them on the median strip, and
trimmed them down all the time. It is a very hard, knarly plant when treated
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