Also does Drow rhyme with cow or throw?
Also does Drow rhyme with cow or throw?
How about LIBERRY
ya try being born in february. FEB RUU ARIE
It Isn't VEE Hickul.
It is veeickle.
Oh! Here's one I'm not sure comes from the world of spelling or pronunciation.
First of all, if you are calling your pants your "drawers," you already sound old like my grandpa, and I'm 40. :Twisted: Second, it is "drawers" not "draws." Couldn't even figure that one out the first time I read it. And "drawers" rhymes with "doors." It's basically "doors" with an extra "r." Droors!
ValenTIME'S vs ValenTINE'S Day. ♥
The first time I read 'draws' for drawers, I just about popped a head gasket. I wanted to march right down the West Virginyuh dirt road the poster lived on, step over the rusting cars and ole tahrs on the front lawn, shove the dawg outta the way, march rat up the stahrs and set a spell in the Lazyboy on the vranduh, waitin' for Billy bob tuh come out so's ah cud wallop 'im upside his ears.
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Y'all need to list your location so's we know if'n your native speakers with local accents, or for'ners. (I spent some time in the south, and we didn't understand each other much)
Where I come from we usually don't pronounce the letter "R". This is a tough month for me to pronounce.
We joke that you can tell the newbies from the assimilated by how they pronounce these cities and streets from around Denver.
Learn these and become one of us.
I would want to read it as Galla Pag-o but I'd second guess myself and make it sound like gaLAPagos islands.
I'd be tempted to say YOU intah street but it would probably come out somewhat frenchified as Weenta.
And last but not least, and without a doubt, avenue Québec. Avva NOO KAY Bek.
I want to slap the shit out of people who constantly say, "DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYIN? First off, I can't see words, I hear words. If you want to use that phrase, and those that do tend to say it after every sentence, then it is "DO YOU HEAR WHAT I'M SAYING. Chills go up my spine.
@ Lex I know what you mean. Around here is a town called San Pedro and you can always spot people from outside of this area of California because they will say it with a more correct Spanish pronounciation fo "San Paydro" when that's not how anyone who lives in So Cal says it... San Peeedro. It's not correct, but it's been pronounced that way for decades and decades.
Why do so many Americans use the word 'then' instead of 'than', ie, ''You think you are better then me''?
What's all that bout? When I first encountered it on JUB I thought it was just a Nu Joisy thing, but it seems to be spreading.
If you ever hear someone say 'To make a long story short'......
Settle in for an hour or so.
Oh. Please pardon my clumsy grammar.
There is a couple thing...
There are some couple things?
(It's "a couple of things," dammit. If anyone leaves the "of" out I will stab him in the eye with a dolphin.
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There was a case on People's Court in which the defendant didn't know what a scupper is, he didn't know how to pronounce it: scupners and scudners and at least one other that I can't recall at the moment.
....only to hear a woman on her phone say exactly that today!
She was talking on her phone while coming down the stairs of the library.... and guess what, two seconds later she was STILL coming down the stairs of the library, and nowhere nearer meeting her friend.
Newbie. One of five. Of course, I can't get anywhere near the pronunciation of mant British towns...Hmmm...
Author of Lost in a Dream. If you want to make me smile, read it and tell me what you think.
You got a couple, although it's not clear what pronunciation you're using on a couple.
Arvada - rhymes with "Nevada". Like the first two syllables of "catalog".
Westminster - most people figure out that there's only one "i" in the word, thus avoiding saying "West Minister". However, everybody in the Denver area drops the first T. It's "Wes-min-stir".
Galapago - Here, it's pronounced "gal-a-PAY-go", with the "gal" being a synonym for woman.
Galena - Gal-LAY-nuh, again with "gal" being the word "gal".
Uinta - As I said above, this is pronounced like something you might say at a pick-up spot. "So, what are YOU in-ta?" Many people misread it as "Unita".
Quebec - kwuh-BECK. This used to be the avenue that led from the airport to the highway, so it gave newcomers a quick lesson in "we don't say it like everyone else". They've since moved the airport, but we installed something else to give an indication of our un-fuck-with-able-ness.
Very well, in honour of its founder, I shall name this the "Denver Challenge" (though I shall of course spell "honour" correctly) and I will offer to host the next round:
Coming to this thread lat so a apologies if I'm late to the argument.
But in English, it's "Feb-u-ree"
And picking up on what I assume has already been posted, herb has an "H" in front of it and in English it is "Herb", not that disgusting "'erb" that American's use. Finger nails on blackboard......
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This one stumps a lot of people: Musquodoboit (in Nova Scotia)
And I still haven't figured out how to pronounce 'New Orleans' or 'St. Louis' properly.
Obviously you missed the tongue in cheek subtlety. You didn't even mention the 'you're' in the sentence. Miss that one?Seriously??? Your? Really, you're proud to post that?? Umm, English 001. Where is the apostrophe? Oh God, I hate people who can't use "your" and "you're" correctly. FFS, it's not rocket science. Shame on you.
See the bold note above.
Sometimes the humour just writes itself.
ick-ka-LOO-wit (wrong) ick-CAL-loo-wit
sas-kah-TOON (wrong) SAS-kah-TOON
KAHL-guh-ry (close) CAL-guh-ry
OAK-o-TOCKs (close again) OAK-a-TOAKS
FYI - Inuit is pronounced IN-noo-wit, not 'IN-you-wit'
While we're at it let's tackle the issue of H being pronounced as "etch" by some and "haych" by others.
Wabasca is pronounced WAH-bis-KAH by the locals.
On my side of the country, we'd call it Toronto. Toe RON toe. I have heard it said that the locals call it everything from Tronto to Tronno to Tronnah to Tah Ronna, but never Toe RON toe. I'll leave that to someone from the Centre of the Universe™ to explain as I know I'm getting it wrong.
OH! One last note - that's "BASS' as in the fish, not the musical bass.
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I'll do more than slap the shit out of the next person I hear saying "swag".
It's never too early in the year,
to spread some goodwill cheer!
Anyone (you know who I'm referring to) who uses 'up-most' instead of utmost.
It is like having one of the stoner interns in my office hand me their end of term essay and using 'Doggy Dog world' for Dog Eat Dog World'.
My despair for the English language only deepens.
People in ice want hell water.