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« on: May 04, 2005 03:55:28 AM »

Ok, so who else has been embarrassingly mispronouncing a crafty term, only to recently discover the true pronunciation?

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skein. my way: skeen. everybody else: skane  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 04:39:14 AM »

Holy CRAP.....I say SKEEN too...That's not correct? Okay well I can't confess to anymore because apparently I think I'm saying them right...now I gotta wait for everyone elses booboos to find my own. Hmmmmm wonder why the ladies at Joanns always look at me funny when Im asking about "new" products?  Embarrassed

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 05:25:07 AM »

me too on the skeen!!!!!!!!!!! My hubby could kill me when i say it!! i cant seem to get it right!!! hehe!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 06:00:29 AM »

I don't know of anything that I say wrong, but I have plenty of people come up to me at work and ask me where the "muslim" is (when they want muslin)

« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005 01:28:59 PM »

tulle... I have no idea how to pronounce it.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2005 01:31:09 PM »

I'm pretty sure you say "tulle" like "tool". I say "skein" wrong too, except I say "skine" which is way off!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005 01:36:06 PM »

Thank you! That word has been bothering me for awhile now!
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005 08:18:20 AM »

How about "toile"?  I think that it's like "twa", but it sounds almost, well, naughty....

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005 08:40:13 AM »

I think "toile" is pronounced twoll.  Rhymes with doll, not troll.  What I remember from French class is that you'd drop the L if it were spelled toil, but if it has an E on the end then you pronounce the L. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005 11:29:21 AM »

Yup, "twall" and "tool"

For some reason, more people get toile right and tulle wrong at my store...

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