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    Pompom or pompon

    Copyeditor says the correct term is pompon. Does anyone really pronounce it that way? (ah, to stet or not to stet...that is the question)



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    I've always hated that - yes, pompon is correct, but I can't say pompon. It will always be POM POM to me!!
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    I'm stetting it. WTH.

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    Pom Pon is correct, and I love that spelling, but the dictionary now accepts pom pom as well.

    I kind of hate when that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leslee View Post
    Pom Pon is correct, and I love that spelling, but the dictionary now accepts pom pom as well.

    I kind of hate when that happens.
    Me too. Because then I feel stooopid.

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    What dictionary are you all looking at? In Webster's, it's two different words/meanings (rendered differently from what I see on this thread).

    The fuzzy ball cheerleaders twirl is a "pom-pom" (hyphenated)

    A "pompon" is a flower head.

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    Copyeditor says she is using Webster's. Regardless, I'm going with pom-pom. I never even heard of pom-pon in this neck of the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kessler View Post
    What dictionary are you all looking at?

    No dictionary - I just always knew that. From when I wasn't a cheerleader.
    Huh. They must have changed the rules again.
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    It is pom pon, but I didn't discover that until I was a cheer coach ordering from a catalog. Everyone says pom pom. I would say pom pom is the Americanization of a French word.

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    I think of a pompon as being those cheerleader things they shake around. A pom pom would be a fuzzy thing, say, on a shoe or a backpack. MHO

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