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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:35 PM
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Define Leftenants...I think it's a rank in the British military but
my partner thinks I've lost my mind and is looking for the restraints. Help.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:35 PM
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1. Same as lieutenants.
n/t
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:37 PM
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2. It's the British pronunciation; they spell it the same way we do
Residual resentment against William the Conqueror, I'd guess.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:41 PM
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5. Thank you so much
My partner and I were discussing this. He told me that it was only a matter of pronunciation. After I finished laughing at him, I posted this thread.

Once again, I eat sh*t! Damn you! :)
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:38 PM
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3. It's a lieutenant
even spelled the same way - just pronounced funny.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:41 PM
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4. British pronunciation of Lieutenant
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Sporadicus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:44 PM
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6. In the Same Way, 'Schedule' in England is Pronounced 'Shedule'
And any American who pronounces it 'shedule' is full of skit.
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theshadow Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:47 PM
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8. Or tissue is pronounced...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:48 PM by theshadow
"tis-you" and laboratory is "la-BOR-a-tory".

Gee, this is fun. Here in Wisconsin we say, "ya, sure". I don't know what that sounds like in England.
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:56 PM
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9. But the English say "AL-U-MinIUM.....
and it is spelled that way over there. "Aluminium Foil" instead of "Aluminum"
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:46 PM
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7. Lieu=place. Tenant=occupant.
Lieutenant="placeholder," one who in an emergency can fill the role of a captain.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 PM
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10. My DU education continues!
Thanks to all of you!
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