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Re: [Rabbits] Fwd: Care and feeding of chessboard bandanas

  • FromElliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 17 Jul 2009 12:21:29 EDT
Alison wrote:
> Bryan wrote:
> > PS. My mail program wants me to spell it "bandanna".  Checking
> > at sites like dictionary.com, it looks like that is the original
> > spelling, but the one with only 2 n's is also listed.
> Yes, I noticed that, too, and looked at the listing on dictionary.com, 
> which seems to list the double "n" as original and the single "n" as 
> alternate - but two "n"s looks totally wrong to me, and I've found that 
> when I search the web, most people seem to use the one "n" spelling.

Merriam Webster (m-w.com) says that "bandanna" is from Hindi and Urdu
words that mean, essentially "tie-dyed".

So, calling something a "tie-dyed bandanna" is actually redundant,
which is how you can remember to include the redundant N. =^>

Elliott C. Evans