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Post  Scrawney on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:27 pm

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Post  White Knight on Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:17 pm

I was on a cruise once in the Caribbean and we went to Dominique (I think)...anyways before we left, they give you a little info on each island....the guy told us we only needed to know three french words.

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rrrhaha (I dont know how i would spell that.... Very Happy )
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:01 pm

did it help once you got on the island?
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Post  Vault on Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:54 pm

alcazar wrote:
Vault wrote:We, at least here, tend to slur things together sometimes, too, and just create a ton of slang and use words the way they're not normally used.

Shocked Shocked What? Americans do those things? Shocked Shocked Surely not? Wink

Not to mention mispronounce stuff like lever, tomato, nuclear and aluminium:D Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Hey, I say lever right. And it's tow-mate-o. None of that tom-ah-tow crap. Wink Jk. And I do say nuclear right. It bugs me when people pronounce it nucular. Evil or Very Mad and aluminum is easy. I just can't say anemone.
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Post  alcazar on Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:56 am

I once had a whole group of 16 year olds going for an hour or more, because someone mentioned the word, "barracuda".

I said, "I hate that word, barracuda, I can never say it right, it comes out "baccaruda" ". Very Happy

Of course one picked up that I HAD said it right, and challenged me, and on and on it went. You can get kids of that age to believe almost anything if you keep a straight face.

OH, and it's LEEVER, TOMAHTO, NEW-CLEAR and look, you even SPELLED aluminIum wrong LOL
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:19 pm

i always wondered how someone from the UK felt about this. How do you feel when someone, say someone from the US, pronounces the Jaguar (car) Jag-wire instead of Jag-u-are???
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Post  Scrawney on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:10 pm

I think a few years ago I would of been like Surprised its Jag-u-are!! but now since it's owned by an Indian firm (via Ford) I don't mind as much. I would still prefer it is was pronounced the proper way though Razz
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Post  Vault on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:45 pm

dallascowboy76 wrote:i always wondered how someone from the UK felt about this. How do you feel when someone, say someone from the US, pronounces the Jaguar (car) Jag-wire instead of Jag-u-are???

I say Jag-wire. And sometimes Jag-waar.
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Post  White Knight on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Hmmm....well everyone around the world thinks us Chicago people all talk like gangsters..... Very Happy
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Post  Vault on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:57 pm

White Knight wrote:Hmmm....well everyone around the world thinks us Chicago people all talk like gangsters..... Very Happy

They don't?! Shocked
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