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Old 09-16-2002, 12:35 PM   #31
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I have a short list of words that irk me:

Nuclear: It's pronounced new-clear, not nu-cu-lar

Comfortable: It's cum-fort-a-bul, not cumf-ter-bul. There's no such thing as cumfter

Wash: Notice the complete absence of the letter R. It's not warsh, and the president doesn't live in Warshington.

Milk: It's milk. Not melk.

All right: Note the two words. All and right. It's not alright, nor is it aright or ah'ight. It's all right.

Pleasure: It's plesh-ur, not play-shur

Measure: See above

Posche: It's a German car. Like it or not, the E at the end is pronounced: Porsch-eh, not Porsh

Second: Sec-und, not senc-und

Sandwich: Sand-wich. Not samwich or sammich. There is no M in there.

A lot: Again, two separate words.

Police: Not PO-leece, no pleece. po-LEESE

Yes: Not yase

Cash: Not caysh

Shrimp: The plural of shrimp is shrimp. It is not shrimps or scrimps. It's shrimp.

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Old 09-16-2002, 02:19 PM   #32
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people who say "melk" instead of "milk"

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Old 09-16-2002, 09:34 PM   #33
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Originally posted by Discoteque

one more: in NYC they prounounce Houston "HOUSE-ton"!
We pronounce the city of Houston the same as everyone else. We pronounce the street name Houston "house-ton" because that's the guy's name. Houston St. was named after a guy who pronounced his name "house-ton" just to clarify.
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Old 09-16-2002, 10:44 PM   #34
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Well, with my quebec french accent I mispronounce a lot of english words. There's too many to mention.
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Old 09-16-2002, 11:36 PM   #35
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Originally posted by She ls Raging
I get comments on a daily basis about my Boston accent. Apparently it's pretty strong. Mostly for the word bizarre, which I pronounce biz-ah, and use quite often. I got quite a few comments on this from Lady Lemon and Diamond in providence when talking about the song Party Girl!
It's cute!

Remember in Chicago, almost everyone we ran into was like, "Boston?"
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Old 09-17-2002, 07:57 AM   #36
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I always misprounounce words

I used to pronounce accelerate 'arh-celerate'
Janet as 'Janette'
Florida as 'flaw-RIDE-da'
and like others from Hong Kong, I always pronounce the letter 'z' as 'e-zac'

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