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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool crunchy & crunchable

    Hi,

    Are the words crunchy and crunchable (Dictionary.com) synonyms?

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    Re: crunchy & crunchable

    No - peanut brittle toffee is 'crunchy' : making a sharp noise when bitten or crushed.
    'crunchable' sounds like a word from the world of computers and number-crunching.
    If a person did say this, in relation to food, one would infer he meant you are able to bite into it and get a crunching sound as you chewed, as opposed to something like jelly.

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    Cool Re: crunchy & crunchable

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    No - peanut brittle toffee is 'crunchy' : making a sharp noise when bitten or crushed.
    'crunchable' sounds like a word from the world of computers and number-crunching.
    If a person did say this, in relation to food, one would infer he meant you are able to bite into it and get a crunching sound as you chewed, as opposed to something like jelly.
    What I found strange, is that the spelling corrector does not accept the word crunchable despite its existence in the on-line dictionary. Thank you.

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