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Old 06-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #81  
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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;
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PS: this is where Prince Harry recently made the news (poor guy).

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Hmm- I say Cal-ga-REE...

My mom says ly-berry, too. I think it's a Virginia thing??
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As a 'transplant' in Maryland, this is what I have to decipher!!

Check it out...http://www.robinsweb.com/maryland/merlin.html
Too funny! My MeMaw (Mee Mahw) (grandmother) is from Tennessee and she talks just like that!
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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.
There is no 'I' in "Gamsol", it's only a two syllable word. Techically, Gamsol is a solvent made by the Gamblin art company, hence the name "Gamsol".

As for pronunciation, personally, I say GAM-sohl. HTH
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Oh, I love this thread!
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #85  
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I'm sitting here chuckling and nodding my head over all of these. One of my pet peeves: it's NOT a "hot water heater"...it's a "water heater"!
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:10 PM   #86  
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Another one that drives me CRAZY is 'ASKED', as in a question.

It's NOT 'Axd'!!!!!!!!!!!

In high school, many years ago, our Vice-Principal would do the afternoon announcements. The first time he used the word asked, the whole school laughed.

"Students we are axing you to please go to Chunk & Cheese to help support..."

Yes Chunk & Cheese, not Chuck E. Cheese, it sounded so gross especially when he was axing us. Then the rest of the announcement consisted of axing us to do this and that.
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Okay, true story...when my husband and I were first married, he was giving me direction to his parents' new home. He told me to turn down the road with the big tire. I drove halfway to Galveston, and knew I'd missed it. I drove back, still no 'tire'! I went home, called him at work, and told him my difficulty. Turns out it was tower, not tire!




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I'm laughing over this thread. When I first saw the set "Very Punny" I pronounced it "Very Puny" in my mind because all the motifs (moh-teefs, lol) were so small. I later realized that the sayings were puns, so told myself the proper pronunciation must be "punny" as in "funny". Hope I'm right.
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Yes, it is punny (like funny) because they are puns.

As for Calgary-- well, I'm a born and bred Calgarian and my husband and I actually joke about this. People from Calgary generally say "Cal-gree" (in our minds, this is the correct way to say it). We always laugh at people not from here when they say "Cal-gary" or "Cal-ga-ree".

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Yes, it is punny (like funny) because they are puns.

As for Calgary-- well, I'm a born and bred Calgarian and my husband and I actually joke about this. People from Calgary generally say "Cal-gree" (in our minds, this is the correct way to say it). We always laugh at people not from here when they say "Cal-gary" or "Cal-ga-ree".

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I imagine it's much like people saying New Orleans wrong...

If you're from there, it's Nawlins.... if you're not, it is anything from New or LEENS to New ORlins
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Okay- so what is the difference between hanger and hangar? Other than the vowel- I say them the exact same.
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Oh...and by the way, there is no R in Washington! (NOT WARSHINGTON!!!)
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There is no 'I' in "Gamsol", it's only a two syllable word. Techically, Gamsol is a solvent made by the Gamblin art company, hence the name "Gamsol".

As for pronunciation, personally, I say GAM-sohl. HTH
Thank you so much, Lisa, for the correct spelling AND pronunciation. Now I'm off to Papertrey to see if Gina K. sells it!
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So, if there's no R in Washington does that mean I am saying warshrag wrong!?! {giggle} That is the way I grew up saying it. It was always WASH the dishes or do the WASH but for some reason when it came to the cloth you cleaned with it was the waRshrag! Yes, I am proud to be a hillbilly. Now if you'll excue me I'm gonna go up yonder and tend to my youngins!
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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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That's funny. I never even thought of that! LOLOL!
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I'm sitting here chuckling and nodding my head over all of these. One of my pet peeves: it's NOT a "hot water heater"...it's a "water heater"!
Really? I didn't know that one! Guilty. LOL!
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Here are a couple of our pet peeves...saying "that person did a complete 360" when you mean the person changed completely. 360 puts you back where you started...180 would be a completely different direction than you were going.

And the other example...saying "PIN number"...PIN stands for Personal Identification Number....so you are saying number twice when you phrase it like that.
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And the other example...saying "PIN number"...PIN stands for Personal Identification Number....so you are saying number twice when you phrase it like that.
Never thought about that! I think I am going to start going around saying "Be careful! I don't want anyone to know my PI number." Then people will think you're an important person undercover! Super sleuth Heidi!
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I must say, I have enjoyed this discussion! My biggest pet peeve lately is "prolly" for "probably". Oh, but then there's also congradulations for congratulations. That would be a close second for me.

I also find it extremely frustrating that young people today (gosh, that makes me sound ancient!) don't care whether it's right or wrong. My dh is a youth pastor and when I correct our teens, they argue that it doesn't matter and then use the incorrect usage as much as they can. Grr!
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Here are a couple of our pet peeves...saying "that person did a complete 360" when you mean the person changed completely. 360 puts you back where you started...180 would be a completely different direction than you were going.

And the other example...saying "PIN number"...PIN stands for Personal Identification Number....so you are saying number twice when you phrase it like that.
Oh! That reminds me of a pet peeve here! In Searcg Of posts that state "ISO of"..... the second OF is redundant!
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Love this thread and have learned a lot from it, even though English was one of my majors. We all have regional accents and local pronunciations - I guess that's one of the reasons the English language is so difficult to learn. One peeve of mine is "melk" for "milk" - common in my area. Oh, well, c'est la vie! It's fun to learn the peculiarities of different areas - love "Merlin". That's an absolute hoot!
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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.
"Boughten" is a word...I knew I had seen it when I was reading the Little House On the Prairie books to my kids, so I looked it up on the Webster's Website, and it is a word!

One that bothers me (I don't think I saw it on here) is "gararge" with the second "r".
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OMG, the absolute BEST regarding regional accents and words is Jeff Foxworthy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOcazzLW5D8
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