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05-06-2015, 04:43 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-06-2015 04:34 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(05-06-2015 10:21 AM)Chas Wrote:  'Rural' is not pronounced 'rool' or 'ruhl'. Angry

It has two r's and two syllables. This was on NPR, for fuck's sake. Facepalm

Going the other way, I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce 'realtor' correctly. Everyone wants to put an extra syllable between the 'l' and the 't' -- 'real-a-tor'. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

The worst is when realtors themselves mispronounce it. Weeping

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05-06-2015, 04:47 PM
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Jewlery - that drives me nuts.

It's jewelry. Facepalm

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It's not vetternarian. It's veterinarian.

And FFS - you don't have your pet spaded. They get spayed. Hopefully anyway - getting spaded doesn't sound like a good thing.

Here is how to use the word - The veterinarian is going to spay my dog. After that, my dog will have been spayed.

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05-06-2015, 04:48 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-06-2015 04:43 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-06-2015 04:34 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Going the other way, I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce 'realtor' correctly. Everyone wants to put an extra syllable between the 'l' and the 't' -- 'real-a-tor'. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

The worst is when realtors themselves mispronounce it. Weeping

When someone (usually a politician) pronounces nuclear 'nuke u lar'.
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05-06-2015, 04:59 PM
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I'm originally from Boston and I love the Boston accent. Words that end in er/or are pronounced ah. Words that end in a are pronounced with an er. So harbor would be harbah, but Donna would be Donner. The er at the end of a's as in the case of Donna/Donner always kinda bugged me.

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05-06-2015, 05:00 PM
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(05-06-2015 04:41 PM)pablo Wrote:  New OS update on my phone, now half my shit doesn't work!
Godammit!

Tell me about it. A handful of updates ago, the touchscreen on my Microsoft Surface stopped working. Sad I kept hoping that another update would remedy the situation (because it was working fine before that fatal update) but alas. Weeping

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05-06-2015, 05:01 PM
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(05-06-2015 04:59 PM)jennybee Wrote:  I'm originally from Boston and I love the Boston accent. Words that end in er/or are pronounced ah. Words that end in a are pronounced with an er. So harbor would be harbah, but Donna would be Donner. The er at the end of a's as in the case of Donna/Donner always kinda bugged me.

That's hahbah. Yes

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05-06-2015, 05:14 PM
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(05-06-2015 04:41 PM)pablo Wrote:  New OS update on my phone, now half my shit doesn't work!
Godammit!

Guess your smartphone ain't that smart anymore.
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05-06-2015, 05:26 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-06-2015 05:01 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-06-2015 04:59 PM)jennybee Wrote:  I'm originally from Boston and I love the Boston accent. Words that end in er/or are pronounced ah. Words that end in a are pronounced with an er. So harbor would be harbah, but Donna would be Donner. The er at the end of a's as in the case of Donna/Donner always kinda bugged me.

That's hahbah. Yes

Right lol--I had to auto correct it several times on my phone. I must not have corrected the first ar. They need Bostonese on cell phones!

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05-06-2015, 05:42 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-06-2015 04:43 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-06-2015 04:34 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Going the other way, I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce 'realtor' correctly. Everyone wants to put an extra syllable between the 'l' and the 't' -- 'real-a-tor'. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

The worst is when realtors themselves mispronounce it. Weeping
Or real estate agents who use it, when it's a trademark of NAR and can only be used legally by its members. Ugh.
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06-06-2015, 05:04 AM
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Meshuggah. The band that makes you feel like "Fuck, I should have played guitar instead".




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You MUST have more than one high-hat stand. Crossing your hands is unprofessional if you're looking to hit your MUST HAVE splash cymbals (see Rational Gaze). If you don't, you really suck.

If your jamming isn't polyrythmic, back the drawing board, asshole. If you don't, go kill yourself.

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