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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 05:54 PM

10. My husband grew up on "Long Guyland," and he definitely says "yooge"...

...when describing large things. He also pronounces across as "acrosst." I never say anything, but the find the latter mispronunciation really annoying. He's starting to slip into the common sloppiness of saying "I" when he should be using "me." That really bugs me and I will probably have to speak up some day. He has no trouble commenting on my many faults and flaws, so commentary can go both ways.

His dad had an "earl boiner" in the basement - oil burner.

I freely confess to being a proper usage, spelling, pronunciation and grammar nerd.

I consider "aks" a regionalism. I do NOT consider it an alternative pronunciation of ask.

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