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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 7:44:22 AM

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Shutter:

Quote:

shutter – noun
1.
a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.
2.
a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.
3.
a person or thing that shuts.
4.
Photography . a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.
–verb (used with object)
5.
to close or provide with shutters: She shuttered the windows.
6.
to close (a store or business operations) for the day or permanently.
–verb (used without object)
7.
to close or close down: The factory has shuttered temporarily.


Shudder:

Quote:

–verb (used without object)
1.
to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
–noun
2.
a convulsive movement of the body, as from horror, fear, or cold.


She shuddered at the thought her husband might be able to see her through the partially closed shutters.

NOT: "She shuttered in fear."

Thanks.
Guest
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:20:52 PM

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You're kidding right? Please tell me you're kidding?
Guest
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:51:08 PM

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Loislane wrote:
You're kidding right? Please tell me you're kidding?


Nope, not kidding. You're shuttering now, right?
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:55:59 PM

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gypsymoth wrote:
Loislane wrote:
You're kidding right? Please tell me you're kidding?


Nope, not kidding. You're shuttering now, right?



I'm shuttering in my size six shoes lol
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Mistress_of_words
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 3:02:01 PM

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You know I didn't believe this was really possible until I saw someone do it, at which point it struck me; it's an American thing.

In an English accent there is no way you could confuse the two words, the double T sound is pronounced quite harshly, but in a US accent it is more understated or flat and sounds more like a double D.

Some other pronunciation differences - Pronunciation Differences

Michael
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 8:45:08 AM

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Mistress of Words, I do agree with you regarding the English accent.
All my "talking" devices use a English female accent. It is much easier to understand, and sexier as well.

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DLizze
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 11:51:28 PM

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Mistress_of_words wrote:
You know I didn't believe this was really possible until I saw someone do it, at which point it struck me; it's an American thing.

In an English accent there is no way you could confuse the two words, the double T sound is pronounced quite harshly, but in a US accent it is more understated or flat and sounds more like a double D.

Some other pronunciation differences - Pronunciation Differences


Actually, it is a regional American thing. A New Englander would mnake a clear distinction between shutter and shudder.
Someone from Baltimore, (locally pronounced Balamer) would make no distinction whatsoever.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
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