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Definition of Ordnance
Definition of Ordinance

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It’s an English language thing. We love to insert a vowel between two consonants.

Husq-a-varna for Husqvarna,
Real-a-tor for Realtor.

Show us a Polish word or name and we cannot even get started on the pronunciation.



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There ought to be a law against it, or at least an ordinance.
 
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Nuculear Ordinance is the most potenente.



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Most comunitees have ordnances against ordinance.


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Thank you, OP. As was explained to me in the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, sometime in the 15 or 1600s the English used one (ordinance) to address construction of roads, bridges, buildings, etc; and the other (ordnance) specifically for military equipment (firelocks, cannon, edged weapons).

At least that's what they told us. Maybe people back then were, like today, just shitty spellers.
 
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I live in Westminster, MA. Even some people that live here say West Minister. WTF.




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I mixed up cavalry for calvary once. Got some shit for that.

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I know the preacher from West Minister Cathredal.
 
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Originally posted by Fredward:
There ought to be a law against it, or at least an ordinance.


Nicely played.
 
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