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    #1

    handcraft VS handicraft

    Hello,

    Are "handcraft" and "handicraft" the same thing, just a minor difference in spelling? Is it one BE and the other AE?

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    Nawee

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    Re: handcraft VS handicraft

    Most dictionaries here say they are synonymous.

    I'd say that 'handicraft' is by far more common – at least in BE.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-May-2013 at 18:20.

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    #3

    Re: handcraft VS handicraft

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Most dictionaries here say they are synonymous.

    I'd say that 'handicraft' is by far more common – at least in BE.

    Rover
    In AmE too and I would add that "handcraft" is more often used in verb form as in, "Did you handcraft the item yourself?" "Yes, I handcrafted it all by myself."

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    #4

    Re: handcraft VS handicraft

    "Handicraft" is not familiar to me. I am used to "handcrafted" as an adjective. This beer was painstakingly handcrafted by master brewers.

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