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Topic: CRAFT-RELATED mispronunciations! 'fess up!  (Read 24707 times)
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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

*gives mad props for the DS avatar*

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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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« 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!"  
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« 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!"  

rotfl  Cheesy
that is too funny.

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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
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« 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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