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"Found in phrases." Could we be a bite clearer than that, or simply remove that? - -sche (discuss) 07:10, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

I think they mean 'found in dubious "phrasal verbs"', like squirrel around. DCDuring TALK 11:33, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

UK pronunciation[edit]

The UK pronunciation /ˈskwɜːl/ looks like it's just been copied from the American pronunciation and made non-rhotic. Is this really used in British English? I've never heard it, it's not RP and I doubt it's in any British print dictionary. — 16:16, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

RFV discussion: July–October 2012[edit]

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Rfv-sense: "{{golf}} The completion of a hole with a score of nine (9)." Seems a bit squirrelly to me... Chuck Entz (talk) 07:27, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

'"scored a squirrel" + golf' doesn't find anything relevant, on Google Books, Google Groups or even Google Search. Established golfing terms like "eagle", "birdie" and "bogey" all get thousands of hits for the same sort of search. Smurrayinchester (talk) 10:44, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 07:11, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Syllabic /l/ in AmE?[edit]

Is there a source for the syllabic /l/ in the pronunciations provided for AmE and CanE? In GA, a two-syllable pronunciation sounds awkward and stilted, a more standard one would be the monosyllabic /ˈskwɝl/. Auvon (talk) 02:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

To me, it sounds like there's a continuum from a single-syllable to a two-syllable pronunciation, with the same speaker often using both, depending on how carefully they're trying to enunciate. I'm sure there are even some people who make the second syllable rhyme with bell, though most of us would find that silly. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:06, 14 June 2016 (UTC)