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Old 04-03-2014, 08:11 PM
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Grammar Girl podcast on how us Canuks really pronounce certain words... what I found really interesting is her explanation at the end of the podcast on why people think we pronounce "about" as "aboot" etc. when in fact we really don't. I am thinking it also explains the weird ways customers sometimes pronounce words when asking for stuff.


http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/edu...ronounce-about
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Might it have something to do with the fact that you call it 'pronouciation' in your country
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Might it have something to do with the fact that you call it 'pronouciation' in your country
I assume you meant 'pronounciation', in which case, what do people in other countries call it?
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Nope...I was referring to what she called it in the title :P
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I'm following now, how about we blame that on cat/distraction?
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I assume you meant 'pronounciation', in which case, what do people in other countries call it?
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You know this reminds me of the time my Yooper accent was really heavy and some guy thought I was saying terrorist when I was saying tourist.
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Heh. I've been spoiled by autocorrect on my phone!
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Grammar Girl podcast on how us Canuks really pronounce certain words... what I found really interesting is her explanation at the end of the podcast on why people think we pronounce "about" as "aboot" etc. when in fact we really don't.
Probably the same reason Americans pronounce "floor" as "flaw". Hey, what do you mean people in Brooklyn, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Georgia, and Texas all have different pronunciations?
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