A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a pacifier. In BrE this would be a dummy, from "dummy teat" according to OED (which defines a pacifier as a baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

Are there other words in other places for the same object?

Laura
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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a ... teat" according to OED (which defines a pacifier as a baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

Or a ventriloquist's dummy.
When adults spit something here, it's usually the dummy, though someone I know says "spit the proverbial nana", and how that came to be I've no idea.

Michael West
Melbourne, Australia
A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a ... teat" according to OED (which defines a pacifier as a baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

According to my mother, they used to call her father's pipe his dummy(1). I presume that, when she and her sister told him that, she used the Dutch word for pacifier, but I don't know what would be.

Fran
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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a ... baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

Or a ventriloquist's dummy.

Or a crash test dummy.
There are various sense-disambiguating qualifiers like these. Another example is as in "university degree". I'm just trying to think of some good other examples..
When adults spit something here, it's usually the dummy, though someone I know says "spit the proverbial nana", and how that came to be I've no idea.

Do you even have any idea what a proverbial nana is?

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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a pacifier.

Are you sure it isn't a security blanket?

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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a ... baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

Or a ventriloquist's dummy.

I'm with you so far.
When adults spit something here, it's usually the dummy, though someone I know says "spit the proverbial nana", and how that came to be I've no idea.

Nope, sorry. Completely baffled. Care to try again?

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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a pacifier.

Are you sure it isn't a security blanket?

That's a "blankie". The "binky" goes in the mouth.
A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is another name for a pacifier.

Are you sure it isn't a security blanket?

My correspondent refers to a blankie later in the message and I assumed from the context that that was a security blanket. Perhaps my correspondent is using family-specific expressions?

Laura
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A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a ... baby's dummy, leaving me wondering what an adult's dummy is.)

Or a ventriloquist's dummy. When adults spit something here, it's usually the dummy, though someone I know says "spit the proverbial nana", and how that came to be I've no idea.

I have read this sentence several times but I still have no idea what it might mean.

Laura
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