Often times, Amy and I will look at the same word and pronounce it differently. Sometimes, I think it has to do with gender. For example, I look at “Pastie” and say it with the long a sound (as in paste). And immediately associate it with exotic dancers. Amy, on the other hand, says it with the short a sound (as in past) and, thinks mmm, mmm good!
What does this have to do with pet travel?
Well, remember when I wrote about crossing over Michigan’s Upper Peninsula twice within a few days? Well, coming and going there were signs like this.
Imagine our respective delights – only one of whose was going to be satisfied. That’s because, in this case, the short a sound (past) is correct. You see, a pastie is a pastry case filled with beef, sliced potato, rutabaga, and onion – and then baked. It originated as a meal for the miners of Cornwall, England and later in the Upper Peninsula.
So instead of me getting this [sorry, no picture … our blog is PG], Amy got this.
By the way, Amy was right – mmm, mmm good!
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