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Old 06-15-2007, 04:07 PM   #41  
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You all are so funny!

But, seriously whenever I'm not sure how the word is pronounced, I go to

www.webster.com, key in a word and click on the sound (red bullhorn)

http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grosgrain
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do you wash or warsh?! LOL
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Cricut, Bazzill, Prima... dang it, why don't these companies just spell the names how they're supposed to sound? Maybe they just like perplexing poor stampers with pronunciations that don't always make phonetic sense.
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So please help me with gamisol. I'm afraid to even guess. My pronunciations of cricut, primas, and bazzill, and coluzale were all wrong! I did get grosgrain correct tho! ROTFL.
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All right...you guys are on a roll, but I have a good one...'REALTOR'!!!!!

NOT 'real-a-tor'!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know, the people who try to sell your house for you!
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Another one that drives me CRAZY is 'ASKED', as in a question.

It's NOT 'Axd'!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh...and by the way, there is no R in Washington! (NOT WARSHINGTON!!!)
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do you wash or warsh?! LOL
Oh my goodness! I had nearly forgotten that one. My dear MIL always warshed the dishes and the she wrinched them. Fortunately I knew what to do if she asked me to dry.
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All right...you guys are on a roll, but I have a good one...'REALTOR'!!!!!

NOT 'real-a-tor'!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know, the people who try to sell your house for you!
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Oh...and by the way, there is no R in Washington! (NOT WARSHINGTON!!!)
Thank you!!!! As I was reading through these I was thinking about Warshington and Oree-gone (Oregon). Kills me when it's the news announcers that can't get it right.
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See warsh and wash is more of an accent thing- I don't hold that against people.

My dad always had Idears instead of I-dee-ah's (idea)- he couldn't for his life figure out what sounds we were trying to correct him with.
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is there an R in toilet?! LOL

my huban thinks so!

torlet! ???
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One I hate the most is "anyways." There is, and never has been, an "s" on the end. It's ANYWAY.
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Thank you!!!! As I was reading through these I was thinking about Warshington and Oree-gone (Oregon). Kills me when it's the news announcers that can't get it right.
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yes, that drives this oregonian crazy!
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This thread is hilarious. I knew Cricut. I knew Bazzill. I didn't know Coluzzle. I didn't know grosgrain. I didn't say the word "potpourri" for months until I found out how it was prounounce. More good ones, some art related, some not:

Gouache is pronounced goo-wash.
Couch (papermaking) is pronounced cooch.

There are two EEs in CREEK. It is not a "crick". It is pronounced with a long e sound, not a short i sound. That one bugs me, and unfortunately for me, where I live, no one says it right.

Battery is batt-ER-y, not BATT-ry. Reach is not pronounced retch (very regional, I hope). I could go on and on. One of my friends pointed out that when I talk fast I say "eltse" instead of "else".

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I still would like to know how to pronounce "gamisol" so I won't be sorely embarrased when I go to purchase it. Can anyone help me with this dilemna?

It makes me giggle when I hear "foo paw" for faux pas but I cringe when I hear "expecially" for especially, and "nother" for other.

I get hot when I hear "prespire" for perspire, and how many of us spread "mannaise" on our "sanwitch" instead of mayonaise on our sandwich? In Caulifornea we say mayo on our sanny. LOL

Gamisol anyone?
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Thanks for letting me know how to pronouce Bazzill.

Here's my contribution to the stamping community:
I have BOUGHT a lot of stamping merchandise. But I have never BOUGHTEN anything because BOUGHTEN is not a word! Yikes - I hate that one.
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I always thought it was "cry-cut" until one day it hit me - oh, CRICKET!!! I'm a word person - and boy, I felt dumb. I was just glad I hadn't embarrassed myself by asking for a cry-cut at the store!
Ok, I did that too! Personally, I don't think it's our fault It looks like Cry-Cut!
Even though there is a picture of a bug on the front of the box, i didn't put two and two together until someone corrected me LOL!
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And it's eh-talian (like the word "it") not EYE-talian. Just so you know. LOL!
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It's still EYE-talian to my Irish mother-in-law, bless her heart. And her Eh-talian daughter-in-law (me) is STILL offended by it after 25 years LOL!
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I always wondered about grosgrain. I've been saying gross-grain with this niggling feeling in the back of my head that I was saying it wrong, but grow-grain sounded too weird.
Here are some good ones from my family. My grandmother eats "carn" with a "fark." My MIL cooks RAY-men noodles--took me a few minutes to figure out that she meant ramen noodles. Finally, my fifth grade science teacher told us all about what to expect during poo-bert-ee.
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It makes me giggle when I hear "foo paw" for faux pas but I cringe when I hear "expecially" for especially, and "nother" for other.
Oh my goodness! Don't even get me started on that one! Movies, tv, radio . . . you name it! I always hear them say, "That's a whole nother issue/problem" or whatever. What the heck is THAT supposed to mean??? Think about it, though. Have you EVER heard anyone say "That's another whole issue"????? Nother is NOT a word!! There. I feel better now!
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Too funny, I guess had these wrong (lol) - here is what I thought they were: Coluzzle (culoozle), Bazzill (bay-zil), Cricut (crickut - close by not quite).

Here are two new ones with their correct pronunciations: toile (twahl) and tulle (tool).
Oh and how about Xyron? I think it is Zy-ron but I always want to call it Cry-on for some reason - LOL!
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I still would like to know how to pronounce "gamisol" so I won't be sorely embarrased when I go to purchase it.
I think it's gam' isss sahl. Someone can correct me otherwise!

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You know, I thought of 2 others that drive me crazy and both come from my parents...

My Mom pronounces the 'g' in hanger, as in what you put your clothes on in the closet, so it sounds like hangar (sp?), as in where you'd find an airplane!

My Dad doesn't pronounce the 'h' in huge, so it sounds like 'uge', but he pronounces the 'h' in words like hotel and house!
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Yep. Even though I was one of the guilty ones for a long time! Heck, I still can't even say "Cricket' instead of "Cry-cut".
I can't either!! I had never heard the name actually said so I 'assumed' it was pronounced 'cry-cut' until about a week ago when I actually heard it. I try so hard to say 'cricket', but it's SO hard after all this time!!
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My pet peeve is when people refer to a babysitter as being a "caretaker" instead of a "caregiver". A caretaker works in a funeral home.
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Thanks for letting me know how to pronouce Bazzill.

Here's my contribution to the stamping community:
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::blushing:: I've 'caught' myself saying this on occassion and I don't know where it came from!! I'm thinking it might be a 'Maryland' thing- I'm a transplant here and I say things from all different regions (I grew up an Air Force brat and lived all over!)
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Ok, I'll play! This whole thread led me to my dictionary, because I had never heard the word pronounciation. I had always heard pronunciation, and enunciate (thanks to my mother!).

So, in the dictionary I found pronounce, and pronunciation. Interesting, huh? The English language is such a hodgepodge of different blended words and etymologies of words, who knows how to pronounce anything these days!

Also, isn't gamsol without an i in the middle? http://www.dickblick.com/zz004/56j/

Also, I get puzzled when people say onery when there's an r in the word ornery! Must be a southern thing!

The final straw for me is when people get the subjective and objective cases confused. People say 'between you and I' when's it's supposed to be 'between you and me!"

I know I make lots of mistakes these days. It's so easy to slip into bad habits. I just get frustrated because it seems that no one teaches these basic English language rules and spelling anymore!

Thanks for enlightening me on some of these words!
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Hee hee! I'm not sure I'd want a caretaker watching my kids!

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You know, I thought of 2 others that drive me crazy and both come from my parents...

My Mom pronounces the 'g' in hanger, as in what you put your clothes on in the closet, so it sounds like hangar (sp?), as in where you'd find an airplane!
My Dad doesn't pronounce the 'h' in huge, so it sounds like 'uge', but he pronounces the 'h' in words like hotel and house!
you mean it's NOT pronounced the same? Go figger!


and the person who said "standing ON line" is incorrect... it's definitely a regional thing... and not necessarily wrong...
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My pet peeve is when people refer to a babysitter as being a "caretaker" instead of a "caregiver". A caretaker works in a funeral home.
I know undertakers work at funeral homes, but have never heard of them referred to as caretakers. Caretakers are people who take care of other people, and I don't think it would be wrong to refer to a babysitter as a caretaker (particularly if you hire a caretaker to watch your 10 year old "not a baby Mom" child).


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I know undertakers work at funeral homes, but have never heard of them referred to as caretakers. Caretakers are people who take care of other people, and I don't think it would be wrong to refer to a babysitter as a caretaker (particularly if you hire a caretaker to watch your 10 year old "not a baby Mom" child).


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Just looked in the dictinary and it basically says that a caretaker is one who looks after goods, property, or people.

I tell ya, I need to use my dictionary more often! Once I had children, I lost so much of what I learned in school!
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Ugh! I just found some typing errors in my previous posts. I give up!

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Okay here's one....ambulance

My husband pronounces it am-blee-unce.

It's ambu (like you) lunce.

It bugs me......
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I know undertakers work at funeral homes, but have never heard of them referred to as caretakers. Caretakers are people who take care of other people, and I don't think it would be wrong to refer to a babysitter as a caretaker (particularly if you hire a caretaker to watch your 10 year old "not a baby Mom" child).


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Wow-- can I just say that I never expected my simple question about grosgrain to get 75 responses! haha. Very entertaining though. Now... how to politely correct my friend who calls it gros-grain...

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Old 06-16-2007, 09:25 AM   #80  
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The one I like to say in jest is "ly-berry" instead of library. It works best as "I'm goin' to da ly-berry".

I'm an English major so saying it this way is just thumbing my nose a bit at my education! Like someone said, love that English language.

Now how would you pronounce "Calgary"? It's a city here in Alberta, and even Albertans pronounce it in different ways. Versions include;
CAL-gree
CAL-garry
Cal-ga-REE
CAL-ga-ree

PS: this is where Prince Harry recently made the news (poor guy).

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