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jefe46
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Feb 5th, 2018 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is NO 13th month. There are 12 months.

There is no Feb you air ee

It is Feb roo air ee

Thank you





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Feb 5th, 2018 06:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Let’s see how you feel about that on Wed-nez-day!!

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larryguitar
Feb 5th, 2018 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You expect too much. I think properly pronouncing 11 of 12 months and 6 of 7 days is pretty good.

jefe46
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Feb 5th, 2018 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So let's salute prepositions at the end of sentences, useless phases such as "at the end of the day" and "for the most part" and going forward" and "various different" and "right now, as we speak, currently, on-going" (listen to Wolf Blather and you'll get it)

That would be Wed-ness-day..

And there is no such word as alright.. it is all right (two words) and already.

There is no such thing as truly unique, completely unique, very unique or any other kind of unique. It is unique or it is not.

Blanconics does not exist except in schoolrooms, advertisements, news anchors and TV/Radio personalities, newspapers and magazines, books, technical manuals, menus.. etc.

"You expect too much. I think properly pronouncing 11 of 12 months and 6 of 7 days is pretty good."

An illustration of the acceptance of the dumbing down of America and the English language.


Yer welcum.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 01:54 PM, Feb 6th, 2018)

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Feb 5th, 2018 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

But we COULD have 13 months of 28 days each. One day left over. Proponents of the 13 month calendar call this "Year Day." Otherwise, each month has the came calendar is the same.

People would freak out over the fact that every month has a Friday the 13th.

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Feb 5th, 2018 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

But doncha think people just say "Feb-you-air-ee" on accident?

No?

Well then, lemme axe you this: whaddya think of nook-yuh-lur power? Is it the right solution for Loss-Angle-us?

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Feb 5th, 2018 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe you'd have a coronary if you ever went to the Outer Banks or the Eastern Shore... ;^)

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Feb 5th, 2018 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just call it Feb, then their ain’t no convoluted conceptualizing irregardless if it’s wrong or write “o)

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Feb 5th, 2018 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was taught in elementary school to spell it roo but pronounce it you. My teacher couldn't have been wrong.

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Feb 5th, 2018 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You mean like “Janruary?”

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Feb 6th, 2018 02:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Aluminium. Yep, the FDP spellchecker thinks it's wrong.

But I could care less.

jefe46
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Feb 6th, 2018 03:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Regional dialects are cool..

Using sloppy/incorrect language as a commentator, writer, announcer, anywhere "professionals" use language to make a buck is validating and promoting deterioration.

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Feb 6th, 2018 03:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe46 I could not agree more.

What we hear on TV and radio shows just how under-educated these on-air people are.

But then again, I recently heard a teacher who has both a music degree and an English degree start an instruction to her students with “Me and Miss x will...

I could have screamed...

I was lucky in High School to have an English teacher who put it into our heads that we present ourselves with our language... not the way we dress.

He also taught us that to speak well, one has to believe that language matters.

A salute to him today.

It seems to me that the deterioration started when they started to talk about and teach “Whole Language”... which suggests that the details of language usage are not a priority, they come along by themselves, as if by some kind of magic.

Yeah sure!... to quote Jim Bouton from his book about baseball.

(This message was last edited by Montrealer at 06:29 AM, Feb 6th, 2018)

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Feb 6th, 2018 04:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While I can, and do, make grammatical errors, I do not mind being corrected. And this is something I see that is no longer acceptable, criticism.

It is criticism that keeps us on track and promotes excellence rather than acceptance.
Acceptance erodes excellence.

My mother was a writer. Not only was she literate but also had letter perfect handwriting and unparalleled shorthand and typing skills as well as an encyclopedic vocabulary. And that is because of the schooling that was once the standard and now considered archaic and unnecessary. I disagree. It all starts in school and supported, or unsupported, at home.
It's an attitude and a philosophy of respect and striving for a higher level of accomplishment.
It is sad that it is going, if not gone.
There is no such thing as "good enough", "it'll do", "doesn't matter, it's the message that counts". It does matter, especially in language skills. The message of sloppy language is the speaker/writer is disrespectful and ignorant.

So..it ain't feb you air eee

HenryJ
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Feb 6th, 2018 04:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Regional dialects are cool, but some regions were settled by people from non-English-speaking countries. And their spoken languages might not have had certain sounds heard in English.

Thus you get the dese-dem-and-dose of Brooklyn and New Orleans, for example.

When I was in retail, I once had a Cajun district manager who said that AFTO stood for "axe for the order."

Me, I speak with a southern accent, but with impeccably perfect grammar.

jefe46
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Feb 6th, 2018 05:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I spent 3 years living in my grandmother's house. She and her 11 siblings were raised in a German speaking household. She and her brothers and sisters spoke English with a slight German accent though attended schools in Tacoma, Washington.

My mother grew up in that same atmosphere and her father was a first born American citizen of German immigrants. My mother spoke German but also perfect English. I believe it is a personal choice.

Incidentally, it has been said that people born and raised in the State of Washington have the least identifiable accent of any area of the US. That is to say that it is difficult to know their origin by their speech.

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Feb 6th, 2018 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You forgot the mic drop at the end of the OP.

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Feb 6th, 2018 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

According to a recent Eddie Bauer ad, it is "Feb-brr-ary"

I can attest to that here! Currently 15F this morning!

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Feb 6th, 2018 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Using sloppy/incorrect language as a commentator, writer, announcer, anywhere "professionals" use language to make a buck is validating and promoting deterioration. ”

Yes, I agree 100%. I can slide into the local dialect when talking with the natives but when I’m speaking or lecturing I follow the rules and speak clearly, as best I can.

I try to get ideas across as clearly and simply as I can. Was it Ben Franklin that said excuse the lenght of my letter, I didn’t have time to write a short one. Speaking of an idea clearly and simply can take a good bit of effort. Rambling distroys the intent and subject.

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Feb 6th, 2018 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Okay while we are at it let's please agree sportscasters have got to stop saying "athleticism".

I think 'isms' should be describing some sort of philosophy or religion ie "...and then in the 3rd Century athleticism spread across the continent..." or "in an emerging economy athleticism promotes maximum efficiency in the short term.."

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 10:28 AM, Feb 6th, 2018)

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