teeny 1825, alteration of tiny. Alternate form teensy is attested from 1899.
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In the name of the Merciful Allah,
Hello, does any body know why " teensy-weensy" is written on many websites as "tinsy winsy"?
Well, thanks for this information. But I asked why some people would say it like this. It is obvious it is widely circulated among native English speakers. Is tinsy-winsy a colloquial alternative of "teensy-weensy"
To recap, tinsy-winsy is a spelling variant, and one that isn't all that common. In other words, your mistaken when you say "It is obvious it is widely circulated among native speakers."
I didn't think that you would get me literally, Soup. Any way, you may have a look at the following webpages to see how familiar "tinsy winsy" is, and so do Bhaissahab :
Welcome to Tinsy Winsy Poms Guestbook!
http://flickr.com/photos/24723453@N02/2480454612/, and there are many others.
Helloooo, any body knows this? One more time, why many people do write " teensy-weensy" as " tinsy-winsy"?Is it colloquial non-correct, or it is really linguistically right? And I'm not asking about its etymology .
With due respect...
What's your game?
You come here with a question and get answered by natives, teachers and key members of the forum. You dare make your point prevail against what yo'ure told, put them aside and keep asking the same??
I'm deeply sorry, I meant no offense. I'm not playing games here, but this is my way to learn any thing in life. I always argue the point I learn profoundly until I become completely convinced. I wonder why
Bhaisahab for the second time affirmed that he has never seen my "tinsy-winsy" written that way before, despite I put the links of the webpages that involve it clearly. Nice to have you here too, Kraken .