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Old 07-25-2006, 09:44 AM   #1
Dave Saunders
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Default Whetten?

All these years, I thought the expression was:

Whetten your appetite.

Left to my own devices, that's what I say and write.

But this morning, when Mail kept telling me that whetten was misspelled, I tried looking it up, and what do you know, it doesn't exist.

Apparently, it is adequate to simply speak/write:

Whet your appetite.

I guess I was backforming "whetten" in the way one says "whiten", but the root is a verb in the first case and a noun in the other, so that probably explains the difference.

Ah well, too late now. I've sent the e-mail.

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