ixchel, BSN, RN 51,492 Views
Joined Jun 3, '11.
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In middle school, I was in choir, and one of the first things we were told was that pop artists pronounce Ts followed by the word 'you' as 'ch'.
As in, "I can't live, if living is withou-choo."
Now I can't unhear it.
I'm annoyed by the name Martin as well. It's commonly pronounced all "Britishy", Mar'in.
I just now heard my daughter say "ea'en", as in, eaten.
The letter T is dying a terrible and painful death. This gives me a sad. 😢
Gallivanting, to my little brain:
Monty Python Coconuts - YouTube
(Well, really only the first 50 seconds, but the rest is worth it.)
I admit to being somewhat bilious that you overlooked my explanation.
Clever doc said to himself, "Hmmm. This pear shaped cholecyst looks and acts somewhat like a bladder, and contains a bitter liquid. It galls me that my patient has to suffer so. I shall pluck this offending 'gall-bladder' from his torso, thereby eliminating the problem altogether."
History in the making. And now you know....the rest of the story! (apologies to Paul Harvey)
This has nothing to do with adverbs…or pronunciation for that matter. There was a Pizza Hut ad a few years are where a little girl looked at a rival's pizza, then looked up at her parents and said "where's the cheese at?" Nails, meet chalkboard.
"Him and me" did this or that. The right way is "He and I" did whatever.
Harumph! Since you obviously eschew my explanation above, ixchel, how about this one:
The word "gall" in Roget's Thesaurus gives alternate words such as : irritate, inflame, and chafe, all of which can be used to describe what is also sometimes referred to as 'urine burn' or diaper rash, both of which are red, moist rashes.
It is not unreasonable to progress from 'gall' to 'galled' to 'gallded' and thus pronounced as gaudded or godded (much in the way that the word 'breasts' is some places pronounced as 'breastes').
Does Your Miss Pickyness accede that explanation would be a reasonable one?
What about when a younger patient asks for COOTERmin
Has anyone covered em-path-ic vs em-pathetic? Which one is it?
Would of, should of, could of
Heard a new one tonight!
Jillian Barrett Syndrome!
What drives me nuts? People who think it's their god given duty to correct someone when they mispronounce a word. It's rude and they should have been taught better manners by their parents.
I like "Dilaudin." As in "I'm allergic to everything except Dilaudin." Many variations.
It's Phen-er-gan, not phen-a-grin.
It's a Holter monitor, not a halter.
Spelling- it's HIPAA, not HIPPA.
When I see it as "HIPPA", I picture this:
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