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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 12:47:39 PM »
However with the desert dessert issue it's not even like it follows syntactic rules the initial vowel is pronounced the same regardless d-eh-sert d-eh-ssert. at least where I grew up I supose in some places it's pronounced d-ee-ssert. but really it is the second vowel that needs to be modified so there should be an extra e at the end of one of those words. either deserte or desserte. or perhaps we need some accent marks in english (which I don't know how to make on this keyboard)
Interesting.  Around here they are desert (DEH-zurt) and dessert (dih-ZURT).
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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 12:57:09 PM »
However with the desert dessert issue it's not even like it follows syntactic rules the initial vowel is pronounced the same regardless d-eh-sert d-eh-ssert. at least where I grew up I supose in some places it's pronounced d-ee-ssert. but really it is the second vowel that needs to be modified so there should be an extra e at the end of one of those words. either deserte or desserte. or perhaps we need some accent marks in english (which I don't know how to make on this keyboard)
Interesting.  Around here they are desert (DEH-zurt) and dessert (dih-ZURT).

The emphasis on the second syllable is the only difference for me so DEH-zurt vs. deh-ZURT.

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2011, 01:02:06 PM »
My youngest is currently struggling with I'll and isle.  Among others.  5th grade spelling is harder than I remembered.

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2011, 01:04:44 PM »
Is this a proper BFI thread or what? I like TUHR-tuls
Weird, we pronounce it TUR-duls. ;D

My youngest is currently struggling with I'll and isle.  Among others.  5th grade spelling is harder than I remembered.

Paul
Just for fun throw in aisle too. :)

Mine are in first grade so we are talking about I, eye, and aye.
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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2011, 01:41:37 PM »
At least it's not fremenation or ferementation or fermenation... ;)

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2011, 02:18:05 PM »
First thing that came to mind:
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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2011, 09:11:35 PM »

I am really fond of the Ka`u Desert.   Not overly ostentatious, but fancy enough for me.


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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2011, 09:16:25 PM »
Mine are in first grade so we are talking about I, eye, and aye.

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2011, 09:23:34 PM »
We've got some nice desert terrain here too :)

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2011, 03:27:41 AM »
From Jacque Pépin's More Fast Food My Way, "Bread Flip"

Find a ruby grapefruit somewhere.  This can be hard because nobody likes these things, at all.

Cut the ends off

Cut the skin off.

Slice the skin into julienne-length slices.

Blanch it three times (cold water, bring to boil, boil for 30-60 seconds, drain).

Add 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar, boil to a syrup just before the ball stage.

Remove the grapefruit skins.

Roll in sugar.

Chill.

Dip the ends in melted chocolate.

Add Grand Mariner (or Triple Sec or whatnot) to the remaining syrup.

Segment the grapefruit.

Garnish with dried cranberries.

Pour the syrup over this.

Garnish with a few of the candied grapefruit skins.

Takes about half an hour but eh it works.

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2011, 10:20:11 AM »
No desert to be found on the Delmarva peninsula.

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2011, 12:09:43 PM »
Nice, Ron!
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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2011, 03:53:18 PM »
No desert to be found on the Delmarva peninsula.
Good one Ron.  Perhaps you prefer our rainforests? :)

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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2011, 04:55:06 PM »
My name is Tubercle and I'm hooked on phonics.
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Re: Fancy deserts
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2011, 05:19:08 PM »
I like eating desserts in the desert.