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dinghy

small boat: The regionalism is in the pronunciation - south-west Aussies say dingee with much emphasis on the "gee"; eastern staters say ding ee with an almost silent "g".

Contributor's comments: The 'g' exists [i.e. is pronounced hard] in Tasmania.

Contributor's comments: Growing up in Brisbane my family and friends used to talk about rubber dinghies, using a hard 'g' sound.