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08-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:08 PM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  I've heard one or two people insert that stray 'h' at the beginning of strength, but it's far far the minority. I can honestly say that I can think of dozens of other, more frequent, misuses, misspellings, and mispronunciations of the English language that actually do grate my cheese far more than this one - heck, I hadn't even thought of it actually, other than that I remember teasing a friend for saying it that way, once, long ago.

I have a theory about it, which I will reveal later. I'm still researching it. What are your most annoying examples ?

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08-10-2012, 08:12 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-10-2012 08:05 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  I guess I'm un-American because I've never heard it.

You're on the left coast; it seems to be a right coast thing.

I always knew there was something wacky about you people.

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08-10-2012, 08:13 PM
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Jurassic Park did it for me: 'Sheh-joule' was what was said, phonetically. It was schedule. I've heard both, and it does add a little bit to the list, Bucky.

I think it might be a 'You say potato, I say potahto, you say tomato, I say fuck off' situation, here. Laughat

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08-10-2012, 08:15 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:13 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Jurassic Park did it for me: 'Sheh-joule' was what was said, phonetically. It was schedule. I've heard both, and it does add a little bit to the list, Bucky.

I think it might be a 'You say potato, I say potahto, you say tomato, I say fuck off' situation, here. Laughat

No, that'ts British vs. American pronunciation.

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08-10-2012, 08:23 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:15 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-10-2012 08:13 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Jurassic Park did it for me: 'Sheh-joule' was what was said, phonetically. It was schedule. I've heard both, and it does add a little bit to the list, Bucky.

I think it might be a 'You say potato, I say potahto, you say tomato, I say fuck off' situation, here. Laughat

No, that'ts British vs. American pronunciation.

Also French Canadian - at least in my family.

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08-10-2012, 08:23 PM
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I dispute the East Coast theory. I hear it a lot on TV, and on the West Coast. Mrs. Obama does it constantly.

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08-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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Could this be a case of actors not using their native dialect? Or is it accent? My brain is sending me the warning signal it's close to esplodin. Blink

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08-10-2012, 08:29 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:23 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  I dispute the East Coast theory. I hear it a lot on TV, and on the West Coast. Mrs. Obama does it constantly.

OK, how about urban mid-west?

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08-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:26 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Could this be a case of actors not using their native dialect? Or is it accent? My brain is sending me the warning signal it's close to esplodin. Blink

Better go buy some grosheries then.
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08-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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(08-10-2012 08:34 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(08-10-2012 08:26 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Could this be a case of actors not using their native dialect? Or is it accent? My brain is sending me the warning signal it's close to esplodin. Blink

Better go buy some grosheries then.
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