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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 09:43 AM
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44. Two words my Dad refuses to pronounce correctly.
Beef Bourguignon which he pronounces Borgoing. And there's the Concertmaster of our symphony orchestra who's name is Emmanual Boisvert. She's French Canadian and her name is pronounced Bwa-ver. My Dad says Boyz-vert. He absolutely refuses to pronounce those two words correctly. And he a very smart guy! Just stubborn as hell.
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  -Stuff you find hilarious about your parents? HEyHEY  Oct-31-06 12:08 PM   #0 
  - Just about everything  GirlinContempt   Oct-31-06 12:10 PM   #1 
  - My mother cleans the house before the housekeeper comes.  Heidi   Oct-31-06 12:10 PM   #2 
  - I have a friend that does that  Ohio Joe   Oct-31-06 12:13 PM   #4 
  - My dad, ever the process management guy,  Heidi   Oct-31-06 12:15 PM   #5 
     - LOL!  sfexpat2000   Oct-31-06 05:04 PM   #24 
  - My mom does that too..  youthere   Oct-31-06 12:37 PM   #7 
  - My mother does the exact same thing.  WritingIsMyReligion   Oct-31-06 07:23 PM   #33 
  - The housekeeper is there to clean not tidy!!! n/t  emmajane67   Nov-01-06 04:04 AM   #40 
  - My mom used to do that too!!!  mduffy31   Nov-01-06 04:21 AM   #41 
  - Hey I do that too.  bob_weaver   Nov-01-06 10:27 AM   #48 
  - Mom, is that you?  Heidi   Nov-01-06 12:52 PM   #57 
     - I just don't want the housecleaners to waste their time on the "easy stuff,"  bob_weaver   Nov-01-06 01:31 PM   #58 
        - If you were really my mom,  Heidi   Nov-02-06 02:19 AM   #72 
           - Well, I'll be jam up and jelly tight.  bob_weaver   Nov-02-06 04:52 PM   #73 
  - My wife does that!! It drives me crazy!!  driver8   Nov-01-06 07:36 PM   #69 
  - My mom is insane.  janesez   Oct-31-06 12:13 PM   #3 
  - When I was a teen, my parents had sex every Saturday night  noonwitch   Oct-31-06 12:34 PM   #6 
  - Ew.  Oregonian   Oct-31-06 06:04 PM   #31 
  - Aren't you the lucky one?  RubyDuby in GA   Nov-01-06 01:32 PM   #59 
  - HAHAHA!  WritingIsMyReligion   Oct-31-06 07:24 PM   #34 
  - Reminds me of a commercial...  TOhioLiberal   Oct-31-06 07:39 PM   #38 
  - That they met at band camp.  MiniMandaRuth   Oct-31-06 12:42 PM   #8 
  - My mother doesn't realize that the family has grown up and  cobalt1999   Oct-31-06 12:48 PM   #9 
  - Here's a recipe adjustor...  Lars39   Oct-31-06 01:17 PM   #15 
  - My mother will repeat herself several times in the same phone call.  Kerrytravelers   Oct-31-06 12:52 PM   #10 
  - I wonder if that's really why my father died  Maine-ah   Nov-01-06 10:00 AM   #45 
  - .  Bunny   Oct-31-06 01:03 PM   #11 
  - Everything.  Left Is Write   Oct-31-06 01:04 PM   #12 
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  - Two words my Dad refuses to pronounce correctly.  bif   Nov-01-06 09:43 AM   #44 
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  - Your dad and i have much in common.  William Bloode   Oct-31-06 05:09 PM   #25 
     - I make fun of him for it because...  Reverend_Smitty   Oct-31-06 06:58 PM   #32 
     - Bananas  MorningGlow   Nov-01-06 03:56 PM   #64 
     - that's my dad  tigereye   Nov-01-06 04:29 PM   #65 
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  - My mom sings constantly which would be charming  ganeshji   Oct-31-06 04:00 PM   #20 
  - This is the greatest thread.  Kerrytravelers   Oct-31-06 04:13 PM   #21 
  - My mom is a SPORTS fanatic  judaspriestess   Oct-31-06 04:16 PM   #22 
  - My mom can sell sand in the desert - in fact, she HAS to.  sfexpat2000   Oct-31-06 05:02 PM   #23 
  - my father gets up at 5 in the morning and starts making bread  Lisa   Oct-31-06 05:11 PM   #26 
  - My dad has no real amusing habits.  seawolf   Oct-31-06 05:16 PM   #28 
  - These two are a sickish way.  William Bloode   Oct-31-06 05:17 PM   #29 
  - My dad loves to mock people on TV.  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-31-06 05:18 PM   #30 
  - My father reacts to bad acting by applauding and shouting "Emmy! Emmy!"  1gobluedem   Nov-01-06 03:49 PM   #63 
  - My dad still calls me by my sisters name and her by my name  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-31-06 07:25 PM   #35 
  - My mom does that!  Mad_Dem_X   Nov-01-06 10:41 AM   #51 
  - Every year when I was young, when my dad was doing the taxes,  RubyDuby in GA   Nov-01-06 01:38 PM   #60 
  - My husband and I are almost retirement age,  book lady   Oct-31-06 07:35 PM   #36 
  - my mom will yell out random things about cheese  siouxsiecreamcheese   Oct-31-06 07:38 PM   #37 
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  - My mom is like that, too.  Akoto   Nov-01-06 10:29 AM   #49 
  - When I Was Fifteen  ribofunk   Nov-01-06 09:09 AM   #42 
  - I've read the entire thread, trying to come up with something.  crim son   Nov-01-06 09:32 AM   #43 
  - So many things, but I'll go with my dad's "song" writing:  jane_pippin   Nov-01-06 10:22 AM   #46 
  - Reminds me of my dad at Christmastime:  Mad_Dem_X   Nov-01-06 10:43 AM   #52 
  - my mother collects tupperware. she's out of control.  idgiehkt   Nov-01-06 10:24 AM   #47 
  - My parents argue right in front of me, and then ...  Akoto   Nov-01-06 10:31 AM   #50 
  - Sadly: nothing.  Drum   Nov-01-06 11:18 AM   #53 
  - That *they* did it.  HypnoToad   Nov-01-06 11:23 AM   #54 
  - My father is always running behind, always late for work, or birthday  MrsGrumpy   Nov-01-06 12:30 PM   #55 
  - Mine are Brother and Sister  new_beawr   Nov-01-06 12:32 PM   #56 
  - "Fil-em"  regularguy   Nov-01-06 02:06 PM   #61 
  - Fun thread! My dad calls a queue a "kwee",and my mom  ThruTheLookingGlass   Nov-01-06 02:28 PM   #62 
  - My mom  Divameow77   Nov-01-06 04:46 PM   #66 
  - This thread is hilarious. Keep em coming....  mohinoaklawnillinois   Nov-01-06 05:58 PM   #67 
  - The Cuban Missile Crisis  QMPMom   Nov-01-06 06:19 PM   #68 
  - Now that's funny!! It sounds like a Seinfeld episode. n/t  driver8   Nov-01-06 07:39 PM   #71 
  - That is funny!  TheCentepedeShoes   Nov-02-06 06:40 PM   #76 
  - My parents eat dinner at precisely 5pm every night.  driver8   Nov-01-06 07:38 PM   #70 
  - They didn't figure out they hate each other until I was born  Lilith Velkor   Nov-02-06 05:07 PM   #74 
  - oh, and my mom used to mail me cookies twice a month ...  Lisa   Nov-02-06 05:46 PM   #75 

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