I used to pass the Scrubs often on the Tube and though I always found the name odd never remembered to look up its origin.
- Wassail, the drink, can be made from various types of alcohol, including ale and wine - not just cider.
- Wassail, in terms of carols, means "to go carolling", and does not mean "a Christmas carol".
- A wingman can accompany anyone who's on the pull, and does not exclusively accompany a "pickup artist".
But I have to say that just because a word is pronounced differently from one variety of English to another doesn't necessarily make it written differently, since English isn't phonetic. I wouldn't expect Jetpunk to accept "leftenant" for lieutenant just because British English speakers pronounce it that way, or "erb" because American English speakers don't pronounce the h in "herb", or "erl" for "oil" because Southerners pronounce it that way.
But Jetpunk certainly could accept these mispellings if they're common enough, because it usually doesn't aim for being a spelling test.
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