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Response to Goonch (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 05:28 PM

7. And lie-berry. And sang-widge.

I frequently variant-pronounce common words according to idiomatic usage even though I'm perfectly capable of sticking to "standard" English.

I would like us to get past the assumption that people don't use standard pronunciations because they 'can't' due to ignorance or poor education, etc.

English is colorful, plastic, and creative. I love every millimeter I can squooze out of it, myself.

Sure, there's a place for standard English in various institutional communications, but other than that, "lighten up, Francis..."

amusedly,
Bright

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