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    Question Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Dear friends,

    I heard someone say "that's a bit of scary-sounding name." Does it sound natural to you? If you were B, what would you say? Thank you.

    A: These waters off the Outer Banks are so dangerous that they've earned the nickname "Graveyard of the Atlantic."

    B: Woo, Graveyard of the Atlantic, that's a bit of scary-sounding name!

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    Re: Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Yes, it's fine.

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    Re: Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Is "that sounds a bit scary" also fine?

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    Re: Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Yes

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    Re: Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Is "a scary-sounding name" good English?

    Your thanks are appreciated, Heidi, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


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