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Old 03-25-2005, 08:08 AM   #81
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It's grow-grain here in the NY metropolitan area. Though I am sure most of you don't want a NY accent! But, grow-grain is the correct pronunciation.

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Old 03-25-2005, 08:23 AM   #82
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lovin this thread! Okay, I have one for you-how do you pronounce
"tromp l'ouleile" (and I'm not sure it's spelled right either!!!!!)
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SupposABLY is my pet peeve. It's supposEDLY! Thanks for letting me vent!
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OK, just had to share...I have a gal in my downline who cannot pronounce ANYTHING correctly...ie...grosgrain she pronounces it just as it's spelled...Xron, pronounces it X ron LOL and Colluzzle: quizelle (no idea how she got that one) anyway, just cracks me up! I've tried to help her...but she doesn't get it.
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lovin this thread! Okay, I have one for you-how do you pronounce
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you really made me laugh, it is pronounced tromp-loy and spelt trompe l'oeil
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #86
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Sometimes people don't realize the impression their speech makes.

I have convinced my kids that there's a "spelling" gene. Some people seem absolutely incapable of spelling correctly, no matter how much education they get.

Others have this gene, and either know how to spell it, or know to look it up.

But that still doesn't help speech.

Even our President can't say "Nuclear" correctly.
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lovin this thread! Okay, I have one for you-how do you pronounce
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you really made me laugh, it is pronounced tromp-loy and spelt trompe l'oeil
Oh thanks so much!.......I always wondered about that...got twall right lol (toile), so here's another one......from the new hostess set...Haute Couture....is that something like "Hot culture"? I'm not remembering that from the 6 weeks of French I took in the 9th grade....
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Haute Couture is pronounced oat (rhymes with coat) coach-your. It's really hard trying to break it down so it is obvious my husband has just come and asked me why I am whispering couture to myself over and over and could I shut up because I am ruining the TV for him
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Too funny! I love this thread!

When I was growing up, my parents painted my bedroom toy-lee (toile) red, which I just couldn't bring myself to say since it was too much like toilet. How embarassing!

My mother-in-law once asked my if I wanted ah-juss (au jus) with the beef she was serving. Of course, I didn't correct her--oh-joo (soft "j")--as I hadn't been married very long and I was still scared of her.

It is funny how we all get things mixed up sometimes, quite unintentionally and so sincerely!

Thanks for the laugh today... I needed it.

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OMG ROFLMBO.......that's ok I'm saying "loy, loy, loy".......thanks!
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here's another one...I do a lot of reading and knew that this item was an appetizer, but had never heard anyone offer me "horse dovers"....I STILL say it in my head like that when I read it...Leanne
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Haute Couture is pronounced oat (rhymes with coat) coach-your. It's really hard trying to break it down so it is obvious my husband has just come and asked me why I am whispering couture to myself over and over and could I shut up because I am ruining the TV for him
Really??? OK - I'm assuming that's the British pronunciation. Any experts wanna tell me if that's how Americans say it?
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I'm glad to see my week in a French hospital having my appendix out was finally worthwhile.
In truth, I live nearer to France than I do to London, so we go there quite often.
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here's another one...I do a lot of reading and knew that this item was an appetizer, but had never heard anyone offer me "horse dovers"....I STILL say it in my head like that when I read it...Leanne
Sorry, don't mean to sound like a smartass but Leanne I luv ya. Hors D’ouevres is pronounced over here as or dervs (rhymes with serves). In Uk appetizer is usually called a starter but if you go to an expensive French restaurant you get Hors D'ouevres.
Please no more Leanne my sides are splitting
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haute couture is mostly correctly said by Americans pretty much as she described it:

hoat coo-choor

Hey! When I was little and shopping with mom, I would see the word

LINGERIE

on the wall of the Dept. store. I had to ask her every time we went how to say it because it wouldn't stick in my head. I kept saying "lingeree" to myself, and "lawn-geray" is way different from that! LOL
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here's another one...I do a lot of reading and knew that this item was an appetizer, but had never heard anyone offer me "horse dovers"....I STILL say it in my head like that when I read it...Leanne
Sorry, don't mean to sound like a smartass but Leanne I luv ya. Hors D’ouevres is pronounced over here as or dervs (rhymes with serves). In Uk appetizer is usually called a starter but if you go to an expensive French restaurant you get Hors D'ouevres.
Please no more Leanne my sides are splitting
Ok Ok lol I have to get ready for my workshop tonight....I think we'll be doing some fox linen......sorry, couldn't help myself....
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p.s. I do know what it means if my husband asks me to pack a piece, tho....used to work with a British gal!
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SupposABLY is my pet peeve. It's supposEDLY! Thanks for letting me vent!
I can't help but jump in on this one! I think the whole "supposably" thing might be a regional one...I didn't grow up here, but find that lots of people in Central OH say this word this way, but manage to spell it correctly. It's been an adjustment for me to not want to correct my DH all the time!

I got a kick out of the 'lingerie' post - my word was always 'colonel...'

I want to say col-in-el, but always have to remind myself that it's kernel

This is too much fun!
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How about this classic:

Worcestershire sauce

Woos-ti-sher sauce
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Here's another one -

We're getting ready to move and my huband kept talking about calling the "re-la-tor." I told him that in Tennessee they could call it that, but if he didn't want to sound like he was from Tennessee, he'd better call the re-al-tor!

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Oh man, that one gets mispronounced all over the place! Not just in Tennessee.....

I have even heard realtors say Ree-la-tor!!!! ARGH
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Here are a few of my pet peeves:

idear instead of "idea"
alblum instead of "album"
walla instead of "voila" and to go with that, when people mistakenly spell it "viola"

and my dear friend, who, for the life of her cannot pronounce "Longaberger" she says "Lumberberger" and it drives me up a wall...
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Oh my goodness! With all this, I'm gonna have to go to the libary and have them borrow me a dictionary!
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haut couture is actually pronounce oat (like ally said) but the couture part is pronounce coo (like moo) ture (gotta roll the 'r', if you can) too-re
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haut couture is actually pronounce oat (like ally said) but the couture part is pronounce coo (like moo) ture (gotta roll the 'r', if you can) too-re
Thank you Shmani, you are so much better than breaking down than I am, we pronounce it in exactly the same way , coo was a much better example than coat.
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How about this classic:

Worcestershire sauce

Woos-ti-sher sauce
Also, Leicestershire is Less-ti-sher rather than Lie-sess-ti-shyer.
Sorry, we British are really bad for not saying a word the way it is spelled. It must be a nightmare trying to learn English because it just breaks so many rules.
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