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    Quick Question - word definition

    Heard the word "SOARY" in a song... I can't find the definition anywhere or if it is even a word.


    In the line it says:

    I left my home still as a child
    I walked a thousand soary miles....
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    It's not a word as such, but I imagine it's being used as a derivative of 'soar', as in "to fly or rise into the air".
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    Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. How did I miss that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBlaRR View Post
    Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. How did I miss that?
    If you heard it in a song it could have been 'sorry'. Context would reveal the difference though it could well be either or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    If you heard it in a song it could have been 'sorry'. Context would reveal the difference though it could well be either or both.
    Ya I thought it could be sorry. But it didn't make sense in the song. And I did a bunch of searches on the lyrics and I concluded out of the majority, that he is saying soary... But it is just the internet. So who really knows except for the singer.
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    If you can't find a copy of the lyrics you have to go with context. 'Soary' would be legitimate, even if it is not properly a word, as long as the audience 'gets it'.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
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    Why wouldn't they be sorry miles? That makes fine sense with the little bit you quoted. .... The internet seems to agree with that interpretation.

    Update... listened to the song and sorry is obviously what's meant, but some lyrics sites have it soary. That's probably a biker spelling.
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    Could be that some sites are spelling it phonetically, based on how the singer sings it (I've heard some really weird pronunciations from singers, just because of rhythms, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppsage View Post
    Why wouldn't they be sorry miles? That makes fine sense with the little bit you quoted. .... The internet seems to agree with that interpretation.

    Update... listened to the song and sorry is obviously what's meant, but some lyrics sites have it soary. That's probably a biker spelling.
    Yes I agree with this. Scratch my whole soary thing....
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    I know Canadians often say "soary" instead of "sorry". Listen to Michael Buble - he does that.
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