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Old 02-23-2008, 01:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: (Not necessarily tropical) trivia question

Squirrel is a great guess. According to Merriam Webster it is either one or two syllables depending upon pronunciation (ie dialect). The addition of an 's' makes it more likely to be monosyllabic according to another website. I know that baby boomers born in the PNW (my generation) pronounce it as two syllables. (squir-el) Which is why I didn't choose that word.

Tropical, another great word. However, it is three syllables -- tro - pic - al. So I'm still stumped ... lol
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