Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 14:43:35 MST From: Tom Uharriet 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. Tom > 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 > Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]