A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 299,162
Currently Running With Scissors:
678 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 24
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: CRAFT-RELATED mispronunciations! 'fess up!  (Read 25125 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
lasandri
originator of the term "crackster", as in craftster is like crack.
Offline Offline

Posts: 2499
Joined: 29-Jun-2004


View Profile WWW
« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2005 09:24:51 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)

you spelt it right! it's pronounced KA- BO - SHON.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mreld
« Reply #171 on: December 20, 2005 06:56:16 AM »

gah! then why isn't it spelled w/a sh! thank god i've avoided saying it out loud.....when i say it in my head it's ka-bow-cun.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My little corner of the internet: http://theknacksofnic.blogspot.com/
strawberry_bliss_0
Offline Offline

Posts: 128
Joined: 30-Dec-2004

Handmade is Haute Couture!


View Profile
« Reply #172 on: January 16, 2006 12:17:52 PM »

Was trying to ask a friend how to make a flowy skirt, so I asked how many godets ("god-ettes") should I use, instead of "go-days". lol  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

facelikeallama
« Reply #173 on: January 17, 2006 04:10:03 AM »

So, what is the right way to say skein?  I've heard it said both ways on teevee, but the ladies at my LYS (aka yarn store that is wayyyy out of my price range) say it "skane." 

I'm so confused!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bubba*tink
Offline Offline

Posts: 1100
Joined: 11-Jun-2005

there's nuffin loik a warm cable-knit necklace


View Profile WWW
« Reply #174 on: January 17, 2006 05:17:17 AM »

llama, I was taught to say "skane", but when I first saw the word i was utterly confused...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
GroggyFroggy
« Reply #175 on: January 17, 2006 08:30:23 AM »

So funny that this is on here. Last week hubby wanted to go to Big Lots and I said "Oh good, I want to see if they still have skeins (skeens) of yarn for a dollar." He started teasing me about them being SkInes or skAnes...and just how do I know they're skEEns?

Then Sunday, we did an anthem in church in which the line is "tangled skein of care"..at first practice, I could swear everyone said SkEEn...then it magically changed to skAne.

Seems noone really knows. lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kuolema Nox
The Right-Wing Hippie
Offline Offline

Posts: 884
Joined: 30-Nov-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2006 09:48:13 AM »

Well, I've always pronounced it "skein"... Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lasandri
originator of the term "crackster", as in craftster is like crack.
Offline Offline

Posts: 2499
Joined: 29-Jun-2004


View Profile WWW
« Reply #177 on: January 17, 2006 11:42:38 AM »

SKANE! SKANE!  here's what i got from the dictionary. if you see the word it comes from, it makes sense.

Pronunciation: 'skAn
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English skeyne, from Middle French escaigne
THIS ROCKS   Logged

TheDishclothQueen
« Reply #178 on: January 17, 2006 11:56:06 AM »

Ya know, if ya'll had read all 62 pages, you woul have found this discussion on page 6 or something way early on.

And you call yourselves Craftsters...Shocked

(That was heavily laced with sarcasm, btw.  I'm just a freak, so I did read all 60 pages a couple weeks ago.)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
theatregirl25
Offline Offline

Posts: 819
Joined: 24-Sep-2004

I'm not weird, I'm creative!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #179 on: January 17, 2006 12:55:13 PM »

Quote
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)

That makes me laugh so much, because I have a funniest story, we use a huge amount of muslin in the theatre, well one of the crew wrote a note that said the "muslims are behind the couch" I looked and saw the huge box of muslin behind the couch. It was even more funny considering there was a gig in the theatre that was a police and FBI seminar! Can you imagine their reaction when they saw this sign! hehehe. I just thought I would share. I cannot believe I have missed this topic!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth."

http://crafty-theatre-girl.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatregirl25/
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 24 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
From the Vogue Closet - How to Wear a Baseball Jacket
Vintage Bowles - Shopping at Didier Ludot in Paris
Jeanius - Selby Drummond on Ripped Jeans
Met Gala - The 2013 Met Gala Red Carpet Livestream
Vintage Bowles - Shopping Odetta Vintage in Paris
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.