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Post by Norton » August 10th, 2010, 12:06 pm

Here's a thought: maybe the thread should drop off now that the OP has been addressed, instead of having an admin post the guy's personal info without his permission?
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Post by Steampunk » August 10th, 2010, 12:13 pm

Really? What personal information is that?

His IP address was not posted. The server it traced to was not posted. The speculation that he may be near a certain city (a city with a metropolitan population of some 6 millions), or that he may be a subscriber to an Internet service that probably has thousands of subscribers is hardly revealing.


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Post by TriciaG » August 10th, 2010, 12:34 pm

Personally, I do think it's starting to feel like a gang-up session, and is bordering on not nice.
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Post by Chrisczech » August 10th, 2010, 12:49 pm

The troll certainly has accomplished his/her purpose!
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Post by MikaInSwitz » August 11th, 2010, 10:34 am

I'm British, and speak fairly close to RP, and am pretty pedantic too... but having said all that, for a great many years I genuinely thought that misled was the past tense of "to misle" (pron: mize-ull), and pronounced it accordingly. I first met the word as a child and didn't come across the present tense until much later on in life, when I didn't even recognise it as the same verb. So if I'd been reading for Librivox I would have pronounced it mize-ulled without even wondering whether that was correct or not. That's not laziness, it's just my own brain mize-ulling me. :)

I'm sure something like this has happened to all of us at some point... right? No? Just me then.

(Incidentally, RP is absolutely the way God intended English, and indeed all other languages, to be spoken. :wink: )

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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2010, 10:56 am

I'm sure something like this has happened to all of us at some point... right? No? Just me then.
Mine was "respite." Having been a big reader as a child and young adult, I don't know that I ever heard it correctly spoken (or associated the pronunciation with the printed word). So I said "re-SPITE" until I got corrected some time after graduation from university. :roll:
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Post by lezer » August 11th, 2010, 11:24 am

It can be "re-SPITE", can't it? That's the way I was taught in school (being non-native English myself). www.howjsay.com gives 3 different readings.

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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2010, 11:29 am

Aha! So I was pronouncing it British all along! 8-) LOL!
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Post by Steampunk » August 11th, 2010, 11:30 am

I think both are correct, though RES-pit is more common (at least in the US).

What do I know, though? For the life of me, I can't stop saying NUK-u-ler for nuclear. I know it's wrong, it's just how I was raised... :)


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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2010, 11:32 am

One thing that drives me crazy is my husband's pronunciation of asphalt. Merriam Webster once again calls his version the British pronunciation, but it is like nails on a chalkboard to hear "ash-fault". There's no H in the first syllable! :evil:
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Post by ExEmGe » August 11th, 2010, 11:35 am

I suppose I was forty or more before it dawned on me that 'awry' was not pronounced AWE-REE
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Post by neckertb » August 11th, 2010, 11:38 am

ExEmGe wrote:I suppose I was forty or more before it dawned on me that 'awry' was not pronounced AWE-REE
OK, you've got to enlighten me poor stupid non-native English speaker who probably says a lot of things wrong. How DO you pronounce it then ? (and incidentally, what does it mean?)
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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2010, 11:44 am

Ohmygoodness - I'm just now listening to a book in which "awry" is pronounced that way!

I pronounce it "uh-WRY" http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awry
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Post by ExEmGe » August 11th, 2010, 11:48 am

When things go wrong they go awry (a wry)

Now you have me worried :!:
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Post by MikaInSwitz » August 11th, 2010, 11:52 am

I pronounced awry like that for ages too.
You had me worried with the respite! but of course it's just a British thing. Phew!
I've never heard asphalt pronounced with an extra h though... now I'll have to round up my family members and see if any of them say it.

(Is there already a thread for this sort of thing? Other than the bloopers one?)

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