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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:47 PM
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people pronouncing the word "important" as IMPORDANT
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I hear it all the time in Texas.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:47 PM
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1. Around here they say IMPOR'INT.
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:54 PM
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22. That's the way I pronounce it, too
I have the tendency to leave off the "t" in some words as do a lot of people around here. You wouldn't happen to be from the midwest would you?
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:09 PM
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26. New Jersey.
Though the REAL New Jersey people say:

Im - poaw - int.

As in:

Oh my gawd! You totally left dis inpoawint papaw at the oawfice.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:48 PM
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2. I want my country back AND my language! n/t
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markbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:48 PM
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3. isn't TX also the land of "nu-kya-lar"? (n/t)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:50 PM
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5. no
the land of morons is
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:50 PM
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6. I think that's the entire South (speaking as a southerner)
You'd think we could just go back to "atomic" and simplify things.
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factcheck Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:03 PM
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13. I agree...
... c'mon, even Edwards says "wudn't" rather than wasn't.

It is just a dialect thing. I mean, are we going to criticize those in the Northeast that "pahk their cahs"? :)

And, I for one really hate "nucular", but then again, I hear most saying "comfterble" and "Febuary", etc. all the time.

I have met some VERY intelligent people in the south, for example, who end up sounding rather 'dumb' and their thick drawl is almost hypnotic. :)

And, geez, look at the spelling, grammar, etc. that is generally seen in posts on the Internet and in email messages!

This is really just nicking pits ... er ... nitting picks ... er ... picking nits. :)

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:21 PM
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17. Welcome factcheck! But inquiring minds want to know:
are you .com or .org?
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:49 PM
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4. Arghhhhhhhh! One of my biggest pet peeves
along with NU-KEW-LER and AX for Ask.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:52 PM
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7. Or "furmiliar" for "familiar"
in this case, professional voiceover people on tv; geez fella, get some elocution lessons.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:54 PM
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8. How about inneresting?
That one drives me around the bend.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:02 PM
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12. Pronouncing "our" as AIR and "or" as ARE
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:56 PM
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9. pronouncing words correctly
is hard work
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:57 PM
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10. congraDulations gets me n/t
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 01:58 PM
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11. I have been complaining about this for years and years.....
I've brought it up several times right here in DU, but no one seems to care. It really gets on my nerves. Especially when it comes out sounding like "Inporden".

Right On!!!
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:08 PM
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15. It's also an east coast thing
I don't know if everyone does it but some certainly do. Watch Anderson Cooper. He does the "t" to "d" switch on many words.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:07 PM
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14. for fun , fet a midwesterner to say Marry, Mary, and Merry
all sounds the same
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:10 PM
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16. How are they supposed to be pronounced?
Maury, Mary and Murray? :shrug:
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:33 PM
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18. mahry mary mehry
best i can do. I only know when I say them they all are different from each other
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:38 PM
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19. 'Sennance', as in he received a 7 year Sennance from the judge
'incidence' (written word) or 'incidences' for 'incidents'; 'myself' for 'me' or 'I' ("Myself and Officer Gumby were..." no asshat, that does NOT make you sound smarter than you really are); 'her' for 'she' ("Her and her friends..."); 'ASSessory' for 'ACCessory'; 'Lingth' for 'Length' 'it's' for the possessive 'its' (here's how I remember it-no ' in the possessive 'theirs' or 'hers'); ''s' when you means plural; 'your' for you're; I have to stop before my petty little head explodes........ :nuke:
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Southpaw Bookworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:50 PM
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20. And liberry
For fuck's sake, it's libRary. If you don't pronounce it correctly, we're not trusting you with our books. Simple as that.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:13 PM
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33. A person I used to know who worked in the Seattle Public Library
Called it 'the li-berry'. I think a bunch of the younger ones did as a spoof on ignant :) people.

And as long as I'm here again, let's not forget 'punkin' for 'pulling an elaborate prank on som'-wait I mean 'pumpkin' 'pawcorn' for 'popcorn'...
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:53 PM
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21. If I Hear Bush* Talk About His "Solum Doody" One More Time
...I'll just scream!
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Carson Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:59 PM
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25. I say "solum" instead of "solem"...it's a Southern thing.
Personally, I love our country's different accents. Especially my own. ;-)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:56 PM
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23. What does important mean?
;-)
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Carson Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 02:57 PM
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24. How about adding "r" to words that don't HAVE an "r"?
...That's primarily a New England thing, I think.

Or have someone from Jersey say "cheetah" and "cheater". Sounds the same.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:15 PM
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27. Cubar and Canadar come to mind. Isn't "Warshington" a Missouri thing?
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:14 PM
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34. WaRshington State
I think thet were Oakies thet done thet, too
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:20 PM
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28. Ooooh, I'm with you.. It's a fingernails on blackboard moment for me too
It always amazes me how people who have gotten as far as these people have, can be so SLOPPY with their speech :grr:

Republicans , in general, are very sloppy with their pronunciation..

Scotty McClellan is very gulity of this..

Bush..well he's in another league entirely
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:20 PM
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29. I used to know a girl that said that all the time back in Maine.
She was the only person I've ever known to do that.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:41 PM
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30. I tend to leave it out altogether
Impor'ant...Same with moun'ain...must be my So. Cal Valley Girl roots. :shrug:
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:11 PM
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31. don't most americans change the t to a d when it's midword?
:shrug:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:12 PM
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32. I pronounce everything correctly.
EVERYthing.

All other people annoy me.
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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:21 PM
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35. Yes I've noticed that as well....and it's nexus seems TX
That said, I don't recall such a wierd pronounciation of the word 10 or 15 years ago...even in TX. It seems a fairly recent phenomenon...and it seems to be sort of a badge of membership for right-wingers....sort of like pronouncing social security, soshescurity.

RC
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:36 PM
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36. Joke time
A repuke couple was having trouble conceiving a child. After months and months of excessive and frequent repuke sex (once a week, after the sun sets, in the bedroom with the lights out) they still hadn't created and sacred human life.

Mr. repuke, thinking it couldn't possibly be him, asked his wife to go so a fertility doctor and get herself checked out. Dutiful wife that she was, she made an appt to see the doctor. When she returned from the doctor's examination, she told the king of her castle that the doctor said "There's nothing wrong with you, but I would like to examine your husband."

This greatly disturbed him, but his desire to go forth and multiply was too strong to resist, so he left to go see the doctor. Hours passed, with no sight of Mr repuke. Night falls, no hubby. Morning comes, and still no hubby. In fact, it's not until three whole days later that hubby shows up, and when he does, Mrs. repuke is quite surprised.

Mr repuke pulls up to the house in a customized pink Cadillac and there are three, ummmmm, well let's just call them "loose women" in the car with him. Mr's repuke is not pleased. She runs up to her husband and starts asking him "Where have you been? And what're you doing in that car? And who are these women?"

"Calm down, honey." Mr repuke responds. "The doctor said I was im-PO-tent, and if I'm imPOtent, then I should act imPOtent!!"
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