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« Reply #160 on: December 06, 2005 06:30:47 PM »

I juse remembered something that my dad says all the time.  He calls Craftster "Crapster".  Not so much a mispronunciation as it is a misunderstanding.  My dad has hearing problems and totally thought that I actually said "Crapster".  Now he says it just to irritate me.  One day I am going to kick that man.  Hehe.

But really, I love my dad.  He's just a little nuts.

My dad calls it "Craft-Master"

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« Reply #161 on: December 06, 2005 08:04:15 PM »

*snickers at crapster and craft-master*  Cheesy
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« Reply #162 on: December 06, 2005 08:16:51 PM »

*snickers at crapster and craft-master*  Cheesy

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« Reply #163 on: December 06, 2005 10:09:41 PM »

I'm from Nebraska, and while most people substituted "d"s for "t"s (as in, "wadder" for "water") I've been mocked for over enunciating my Ts.  I say "kit-ten," "cot-ton," "but-ton," etc....

I once pronounced "Skacel" wrong in front of the the editor of Knitter's and his assistant.  She very snootily informed me that it is "ska-CELL" not "SKA-cil."  (Okay, I was very wrong, but did she have to be so snooty?)

And how about this...I know I pronounce my last name wrong.  It's Limoges.  But my family?  We say "Luh-MUSH."  I have no idea why.  1/2 the family says "Luh-MOHZ" (phonetically, does anyone get what I mean?), but not my 1/2.  I had a class with a girl from the Luh-MOHZ 1/2, and the teacher asked us why we pronounced it differently.  She said she heard that we got off the boat and were told to pick a last name.  We picked Limoges, but couldn't pronoucne it.  In the 70s, one of her uncles started dating a girl who had spent time in France, and she asked, "Why are you all pronouncing your name wrong?"  So that 1/2 started saying it "correctly," whilst my 1/2 called them uppity and continued to say Luh-MUSH.  Of course, when I tell people how to pronounce my name, I get the strangest looks.  I can't wait to get married.  (He's and Oster.  Rhymes with "toaster."  It can and has been said "AH-ster," but at least it's understandable.  I can't tell you how many ways I've heard my name said.)  So can one of you French experts tell me how I SHOULD say Limoges?  Roll Eyes

Okay...I'm only 1/2 way thru the thread, but I must post this, or it will be WAY too long for anyone to read thru!
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Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
« Reply #164 on: December 08, 2005 09:30:49 AM »

im a texan, born and raised, and i say crown, instead of cray-on or cran.

and the pen/pin thing. for me, those two words sound exactly the same
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« Reply #165 on: December 08, 2005 12:32:44 PM »

I used to pronounce "gauze" as "gays"  I got a lot of funny loooks whnever I said...."I love gauze (using old pronunciation), it feels so good!"  
« Reply #166 on: December 08, 2005 02:43:00 PM »

I used to pronounce "gauze" as "gays"  I got a lot of funny loooks whnever I said...."I love gauze (using old pronunciation), it feels so good!"  

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« Reply #167 on: December 11, 2005 01:29:01 PM »

OK, I'm going to add to this thread with a shameful confession....I don't know how to pronounce "pailettes"! Is it Pay-lets? Pilots? Palettes? Pellets?  Someone save me from asking where the giant sequins are!  Embarrassed

It's French, so it's basically like this "pai-yetts."  Hard to type things as they should be pronounced without the phonetic alphabet!

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« Reply #168 on: December 12, 2005 12:31:48 AM »

my mum was talking to this lady and the lady said "oh gosh look at the loverly fourlage on that tree" instead of foilage

and he said unto the people of the hills and valleys " and all ye who eat brunch shall be damned to hell" and unto the people of the plains and seas "ditto"
« Reply #169 on: December 13, 2005 07:31:27 AM »

i don't have the time right now to read all 48 pages of this post, but when i saw it, i just had to reply and ask:
how in the heck do you pronounce cabochon? (hopefully i'm even spelling it right, lol)

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