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  • v. Common misspelling of segue.
  • v. Alternative form of Segway.; to travel by Segway.


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  • On the other hand, the cost for a complete charge on a segway is about six cents of electricity in most parts of the US.

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  • I as well grew up as a reader kid, and I as well heard my mother use the word segway in conversation all the time, and I knew about how a seeg worked in literature, and then ... lightbulb.

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  • The first time I saw it, the word segway came ... antonio 9: In terms of sound quality (clarity of the treble and precision / precision of the bass) the PFE 112 and ...

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  • Wait isn’t there a clip of G.W. Bush falling off a segway? hmmm if a segway is simple enough for a chimp to ride what does that say about our President?

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  • if a segway is a wheelchair, then where does one sit?

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  • I'm kind of disappointed in the fact that that word isn't actually spelt 'segway'.


  • Because in conversation my brain/mouth creates sentences around 'segway' and in writing my brain/fingers create sentences around 'seeg'.

    At least I'm doing something right.

  • My point is that I still think that I'm right, and the "segway" pronunciation sounds stupid to me still, but it's only been a few weeks.

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  • I posted it up in the office today and had some very stimulating conversations with some others about the "segway" wannabe. News

  • i think about maddox's idea every time i hear the word "segway", even if it is the wrong usage (like for standup comedy) its really cool, but either some of these guys cant skate or its not balancing enough. News


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  • When I first heard of the word, I was saying it in real life, imagining it to be spelled segway and reading it online as segue and just not connecting that they were the same word.

    March 13, 2008

  • Nothing to apologize for, c_b. I had forgotten about my own list until yours showed up. They complement each other nicely.

    March 6, 2008

  • Ooh! And skipvia has a list just like it, but much more recent: Say What?. Sorry about that skipvia. Go see skipvia's page, everyone.

    I'm chained_bear and I approve this message.

    March 6, 2008

  • Saaay, thanks! I just added some. :-)

    March 6, 2008

  • Isn't there a list somewhere of words frequently subject to hilarious mispronunciations? *rummages*

    Oh, shit. Yeah, it's mine! Here. I'm going to make it a public list, so go add your most hilarious misunderstandings of pronunciation!

    March 6, 2008

  • Mollusque, "anus" as a plural of "anu"? What a hilarious misunderstanding!

    I know someone who pronounces crudite as CREW-dite, no matter what. I don't have the heart to correct her anymore. And then there's the friend who deliberately mispronounces words (strange sense of humor), so that I find myself pausing every time I use said words to be sure I haven't picked up the mispronunciations.

    March 5, 2008

  • You can embarrass yourself with gazebo as well...

    March 5, 2008

  • Were you feeling hungry, c_b? Reminds me of the time I pronounced canapes with only two syllables. That had a former girlfriend and her sister rolling on the floor.

    But my best word blunder (thus far) was challenging anus in Scrabble, thinking it was the plural of the "anu", which I knew wasn't in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

    March 5, 2008

  • Me too, mollusque--only we weren't playing jotto, and the word I mispronounced was intravenous.

    March 5, 2008

  • Since seque basically means a way to transition from one segment (of a topic, scene, etc.) to another, it's logical that you'd think it would be spelled segway. I learned the term in film school, back when we actually used film...

    March 5, 2008

  • Don't feel bad, John. The first time I ever said "segue", I pronounced it "seeg". I was playing jotto. My opponent burst out laughing that his verbophile friend should err so egregiously. (At least I was right that it was his target word.)

    March 5, 2008

  • Only just now did I realize that the name Segway(tm) is a play on words.

    I feel dumb.

    March 5, 2008

  • skipvia is correct. Segway is a brand name. Segue is the transition.

    March 5, 2008

  • Actually, shouldn't this be segue? A Segway is a scooter of sorts.

    March 5, 2008

  • "To segway: Making a smooth transition to a different topic during a conversation." #

    March 5, 2008