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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ABC Wednesday: V is for Vise

The victorious squirrel holds the pecan in its vise like grip.
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Although they are pronounced the same, in the American/Canadian spelling vise is for the tool used for gripping and vice is for the sin. The British spelling has the tool spelled as vice like the sin. 
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28 comments:

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Great "V" word shot! Very creative.

ladyfi said...

What an adorable squirrel.

Ruby Manchanda said...

Such a cute and great shot.

Leslie: said...

Great shots! And thanks for the explanation of Canadian/American/British spellings and meanings!

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Clever usage of the word.
Love your little squirrel too.

Mar said...

Great V word and lovely squirrel!!

v is for...

ewok1993 said...

i love squirrels :)

Paula Scott said...

Oh, how confusing and potentially embarrassing that can be when we are in Canada or UK!
That squirrel looks like it has a firm grip on his food! Quite the vise. Or, is it vice? : )

Kate said...

hmm. If I had to chose between vise and vice, I think I'd prefer the latter. Kate, ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I have only a few vices, but no vises that I can recall.
OK, more than a few vices...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ann said...

Well no one will get that nut from his vise grip.
Ann

Luna Miranda said...

interesting...i didn't know about the British vise.:p

the squirrel looks very hungry!

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to Carver!
Lovely squirrel. You did a wonderful picture.
Regards

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful choice and fantastic photography ~for V

(A Creative Harbor) aka, artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Joy said...

Is that a case of vice versa:-) A cute squirrel. Having a different spelling certainly makes sense and no confusion. I can claim to have both a vise AND vices.

Meryl said...

I was never aware of the different American/Enlgish/Canadian spellings. Thank you!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

cute squirrel! It's always good to learn about languages - thanks for the info!

ChrisJ said...

Oh my goodness, those horrible Canadian, British, American spellings! I have lived in all three places and am constantly confused! Those squirrel photos are great.

Lisa said...

That little guy sure looks to have his pecan nut in a paw vise! Not sure you could pry it away from him.

Laloofah said...

Your adorable squirrel friend appears to have a Voracious appetite, so I'm glad he found himself some Victuals! :-)

Interesting about Vice Versus Vise. Sometimes I don't believe those of us in English-speaking countires actually do speak the same language!

Pride In Photos said...

The close up images of this Victorious squirrel are amazing!!!
Laurie

Black Jack's Carol said...

Voila! A vibrantly vivid depiction of a fascinating "V" word. Very cute critter, too!

lotusleaf said...

So sweet!

Hildred and Charles said...

In Canada the spelling is vise -
but the squirrels sometimes indulge in vice when they raid the birdfeeders....

Jewaicious said...

Aww, what precious captures of the sweet squirrel.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the looks in his eyes!

V is for..
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

uberrhund said...

Charming little Squirrel even if he has a vice or two!

Indrani Ghose said...

Very well done with 'V'. :)

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