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    Talking Grumpy Grammar Grinch Grouses...

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    Petal - part of a flower

    Peddle - to sell or trade something

    Pedal - noun: the part of your bike that your foot rests on
    verb: the act of turning the crank.

    GG

    PS You may peddle your petals while you pedal if you have a flower cart attached to your bike.

    You can peddle a set of pedals and decorate them with petals to try to get a better price.
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    If your pedals sink in a puddle you can always paddle.
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    You forgot:

    pedal -- (verb) -- the act of propelling a bicycle with your feet

    petal -- (verb) -- the act of covering an object in flowers

    paddle -- (noun) -- the thing you use to paddle (verb) a canoe

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    Next one!

    I'll just name the topic and you guys can provide the definitions:

    ride
    rode
    road

    Have at it.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Ride and rode are the same as verbs, as rode is the past tense of ride.

    Road of course is something to be ridden on, unless you prefer to ride off road.

    V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    Petal - part of a flower

    Peddle - to sell or trade something

    Pedal - noun: the part of your bike that your foot rests on
    verb: the act of turning the crank.

    GG

    PS You may peddle your petals while you pedal if you have a flower cart attached to your bike.

    You can peddle a set of pedals and decorate them with petals to try to get a better price.

    There's also
    Pettle
    –verb (used with object), -tled, -tling. Scot. and North England to fondle; pet.
    So you may pettle the petals you're peddling as you pedal your little flower cart, too!

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    Ooh! A new word. I like that Kitsune. Pettle -- I'm going to pettle the pedaling peddler!!!

    Pettle, pettle, pettle!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    I'll just name the topic and you guys can provide the definitions:

    ride
    rode
    road

    Have at it.
    You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to get this one!

    Hey, SK, back to the original topic -- Can't Izaak the Wonder Poodle be included in the first grouping?
    Bork Bork, Hork Hork!!

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    Funny - this has been bothering me for a long time. I almost posted something here, but I was afraid that I couldn't say it nicely, so I posted it in my blog instead - http://denisegoldberg.blogspot.com/2...rds-words.html.

    Veronica -
    Thanks so much for finding a nice (and funny) way to point out this error in grammar!

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    Pedal is a noun too!

    at least on my bike, there are two Pedals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby View Post
    Pedal is a noun too!

    at least on my bike, there are two Pedals!
    Yeah, that was in the original post.

    Pettle, pettle, pettle!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure Girl View Post
    You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to get this one!
    Or live in Rhode Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure Girl View Post
    Hey, SK, back to the original topic -- Can't Izaak the Wonder Poodle be included in the first grouping?
    As in the Wonder Poodle peddles for pettles? Let's not talk about what he does with petals.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune06 View Post
    There's also
    Pettle
    –verb (used with object), -tled, -tling. Scot. and North England to fondle; pet.
    Can I pettle something other than petals while peddling? I'm not even thinking about a bike/bike parts at this point.................
    ~Petra~
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    ... only if you're on a tandem.

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    Not true, Kitsune!!! I can pettle pedallers next to me -- that's one of the main reasons we need to learn to ride with only one hand on the bar. Now I'm all paranoid that I spelled pedallers wrong. Oh bugger!

 

 

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