[DWJ] offtopic dialect question

Jackie E Stallcup jstallcup at juno.com
Mon Feb 27 11:19:17 EST 2006

I was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area, and to me, pig
tails would be two short pony tails.  If they were braided, then they
would be braids.


On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 15:11:12 +0200 Gili Bar-Hillel
<gbhillel at netvision.net.il> writes:
> 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?
> "Google pictures" gives mixed results when I search for "girl with
> pigtails", and I suspect there are regional differences for this 
> usage. I'm
> particularly interested in what Australians make of this, as it is 
> for a
> translation of Garth Nix's "Sabriel". Does the fact that I first 
> heard of
> Garth Nix on this list count as an Ob-DWJ?
> Gili
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