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    Question Byke=bike?

    Dear Teacher,
    Byke=bike? Or not? Help me,please.
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    G.

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    #2

    Re: Byke=bike?

    You might have meant:

    bicycle = bike

    ?


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    Re: Byke=bike?

    I have a feeling that 'Byke' may be a trade name for a make of bicycle; it's vaguely reminiscent of a sort of car, popular towards the end of last century, called a 'Mini Moke'. Try Google.

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    Re: Byke=bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I have a feeling that 'Byke' may be a trade name for a make of bicycle; it's vaguely reminiscent of a sort of car, popular towards the end of last century, called a 'Mini Moke'. Try Google.

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    From ▷ STANDARD BYKE COMPANY @ 23MAG BMX
    Krt Schmidt, [Standard Byke Company],[M]ay 2008: When we first started Standard I knew what we were doing was different and I wanted that reflected in the name of the bikes themselves hence the deliberate misspelling of the word “Byke”. I also liked the juxtaposition of a name like “Standard” next to a very un-standard spelling of bike. The duality of the two really said a lot about what we were trying to do in the stagnate industry of the time.
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    You know, I've seen it spelled "byke" on a flashcard set made in Japan, and someone had said that it was an alternative spelling--is that so? Moreover, "bike is respelt byke in Italian and nylon is sometimes respelt nailon (Source)."

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    #5

    Re: Byke=bike?

    Here we go. From byke definition - Dictionaries - ninemsn Encarta

    byke
    another spelling of bike.

    Etymonline has nothing on its orgin, though.

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    #6

    Re: Byke=bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    You know, I've seen it spelled "byke" on a flashcard set made in Japan, and someone had said that it was an alternative spelling--is that so? Moreover, "bike is respelt byke in Italian and nylon is sometimes respelt nailon (Source)."

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    Re: Byke=bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    It's oh-so true, and they (my colleagues, nationals) told me that byke was a BrE spelling. Is this true?

    Is byke BrE?

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    #8

    Re: Byke=bike?

    Not guilty, m'lud.

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    #9

    Re: Byke=bike?

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    Not guilty, m'lud.

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    Dear Teacher BobK,
    What is "m'lud"? Tell me of its full words,please.
    Thank you!
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    Re: Byke=bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher BobK,
    What is "m'lud"? Tell me of its full words,please.
    Thank you!
    G.
    m'lud = my lord [used when addressing a judge in the High Court]

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