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Halloween & Pumpkins

01 Oct

 

The golden beauty of autumn gardens.

 

I think that everybody loves pumpkins, mostly for the holiday or fun they represent. But why do so many people call them "punkins"?

 

Is that a term from childhood that didn't make it into an adult's vocabulary? Or don't some people know the difference. This autumn squash — yes, it's a squash — has an "m" and a "p" in the proper name…"puMPkin".

 

Try saying it; even if it sounds strange.

 

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Marketing specialist focusing on concept development for new products and services. University degree in editorial journalism. Major corporate and brand experience with one of the world's largest and best advertising agencies.
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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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