[DWJ] offtopic dialect question

Sarah Imholt sarah.imholt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 14:26:23 EST 2006


In my experience, (northwestern US) pigtails are shorter, smaller
versions of ponytails and have nothing to do with braids.

Sarah

On 2/26/06, Otter Perry <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:
> I was raised in Connecticut and I imagine a girl in two braids.
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> On Feb 26, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
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> >
> > As in the past, I humbly ask the opinion of the people here gathered
> > in a
> > question relevant to a particular translation:
> >
> > When reading a description of a "girl in pigtails", what do you
> > imagine?
> > Plaits/braids, or unbraided bunches (ponytails)? And what part of the
> > English-speaking world are you from?
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