Wednesday, March 30, 2016

You Don't Say!


17 comments:

  1. I still don't get why there is an "e" at the end of Augustine if it's supposed to be pronounced Augustin'.

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  2. What about Valentine?

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  3. What about gasoline?

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  4. What about Justin vs. Justine?

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  5. What about Augustine grass?

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  6. Sure but only if it's growing in St. Augustine, FL.

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  7. Americans and people from the UK pronounce the city of Dubai, "Do-BYE"
    While Middle Easterners and the people in the UAE pronounce it, "Do-BAY".
    Who is right?

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  8. It depends upon whether your American or Middle Eastern. Is it fal-aye-ful or fal-awe-ful?

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  9. The way we pronounce wind and wind depends on the context. Pronounce one wrong and Ms Grammar will always correct you. I can't believe she is still teaching!

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  10. Ditto for envelope (n.) and envelope (v.). But is it ketchup or catsup?

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  11. My last name is pronounced ED-dings not EE-dings. There is only one way to pronounce it correctly.

    Most people have difficulty with the silent e in Whitefield than the one in Augustine. (Place smiley face here)

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  12. Whitefield vs Whit-field also confuses me but I imagined the correct pronunciation was an Old or Middle English remnant.

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