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I see none of you have lived with an actual French person.


Au contraire.
 
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I see none of you have lived with an actual French person.


Au contraire.
mon frère
George Carlin?


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George Carlin?


No. But I've lived with an actual French person.

And everyone here speaks French.

Except for the bloody dutch.
 
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I absolutely hate it anytime someone pronounces a word differently than I do. Because they're so obviously wrong, and I'm so obviously right.



 
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Spent seven years of my life in that neighborhood.

My biggest pronunciation bitch about there?

Kooawfee. Mad


That's not New England, that's New Jersey. New Jersey is NOT New England. It doesn't even border New England.

I heard it all over NY and VT. Perhaps they were NJ transplants, but it was VERY common and VERY aggravating.


Quite possibly. Lot of NJ folks around here.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
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More funny than infuriating, but I heard a guy on a hunting show the other day talking about building something out of "tuba-forz" and watching the deer feed on "a-kehrnz"
 
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The T in "__itch" words is silent. I cringe whenever I hear someone say "swit-ches".
 
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As an icon of intelligence you must say "eye-ther" (either) instead of the normal "ee-ther" (either). Then the same person will say "you and I" whenever the correct usage should have been "you and me". (There are times whenever "you and I" is correct but a pseudo-intellectual cannot discern.)

And then there is the word "Caribbean".

And, then, my grandpa used to put his moonshine in a Biggo jug.


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If you can live in South Louisiana all of your life and learn the infinite variations of the same word , you can live anywhere . Parisian French and Cajun French are not exactly the same , and some surnames are even pronounced differently depending on what side of the Mississippi River you live on . Most of us just go with the flow and don't get too bent out of shape over a simple thing like pronunciation .
 
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Educators nowadays teach that the word 'the' is always pronounced "thuh". There are many times whenever the word should be voiced as "thee" to designate. THIS IRRITATES ME TO NO END.

The use of 'the' as "thuh" makes the American language sound as if it is akin to the ugly Asian languages (which are nothing but grunts, or a version of White Fang on Soupy Sales, or they are from New Jersey).

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Educators nowadays teach that the word 'the' is always pronounced "thuh". There are many times whenever the word should be voiced as "thee" to designate. THIS IRRITATES ME TO NO END.

The use of 'the' as "thuh" makes the American language sound as if it is akin to the ugly Asian languages (which are nothing but grunts, or a version of White Fang on Soupy Sales, or they are from New Jersey).


My uncle was White Fang... great uncle I guess, my grandmothers brother, we just called him Uncle Frank.


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My personal favorite is LIBARY....my wife says it now just to bug me.
 
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My personal favorite is LIBARY....my wife says it now just to bug me.
Wait, you mean it's not pronounced "lie-berry?"



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Shortened to the “berry” by some folks here.




 
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Pecan pie. It’s not pee-can (that’s what you have on boat)



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It’s not pee-can (that’s what you have on boat)
Canopy. Is that over the bed, or under the bed?



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What gets me is the people that add an A where there isn't one.

DecathAlon
TriathAlon
RealAtor
DiAlate
TiAjuana


I'll admit I looked this up and there really isn't an A. No idea how I picked up this habit.

I guess I'll have to fix this before I go to Marthon in the Keys for Thanksgiving.
 
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The T in "__itch" words is silent. I cringe whenever I hear someone say "swit-ches".
Except of course when you say bitches... Wink
 
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