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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:44:22 PM
Why is this?
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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:46:02 PM
Because its French.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:47:05 PM

Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:47:49 PM
That can not be true, not all french words have an 'R' sound...
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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:48:04 PM
Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


Damn French.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:48:23 PM
Because the fried chicken guy said so.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 5:51:01 PM
Originally Posted By shrimpmoney:
Because the fried chicken guy said so.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:26:29 PM
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:29:17 PM
Wtf up with botswain?
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:30:34 PM
Better yet, how come we don't pronounce the "G" in Bologna?

For that matter, why did my parents insist I call it "baloney"
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:31:42 PM
[Last Edit: 1/15/2013 6:32:16 PM by Formergrunt94]
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:32:09 PM
Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


But, but, Lebeau on "Hogan's Heroes" never said it like /kernel/ it was always /colon-el/.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:33:36 PM
Rolls off the tongue. At ease gentlemen. I'll be in the area all day.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:34:27 PM
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."


wrong...lieu tenant..put 'em together, you get, simply, "replacement." Lieutenant is pronounced the same way we do but more "French" sounding.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:35:58 PM
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Wed - ness - day

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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:40:38 PM
And I thought reading was hard - pronunciation is even worser!
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:45:12 PM
Originally Posted By shrimpmoney:
Because the fried chicken guy said so.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:17:58 PM
Originally Posted By 88_Sahara:
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."


wrong...lieu tenant..put 'em together, you get, simply, "replacement." Lieutenant is pronounced the same way we do but more "French" sounding.


But, you missed my very dry, British joke...
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:19:15 PM

Originally Posted By Recusance:
Connect -i-cut

Wed - ness - day


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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:30:11 PM
Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:52:12 PM
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Originally Posted By 88_Sahara:
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."


wrong...lieu tenant..put 'em together, you get, simply, "replacement." Lieutenant is pronounced the same way we do but more "French" sounding.


But, you missed my very dry, British joke...


Leftenant

Some good answers to that question.

My favorite:

In British slang, of which there is a great deal, the word loo refers to a toilet. I assume they do not want to give the impression that a leftenant is a resident of a toilet as in loo-tenant.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:05:45 AM
IIRC it comes from Spanish "coronel" or something like that. How it got swapped for an L, not sure, but shit like that happens a lot.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:23:19 AM

Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Rolls off the tongue. At ease gentlemen. I'll be in the area all day.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:30:46 AM
Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.


Hey, I'm Japanese, and...you're right. Heh. You found out about our insidious plan for world domination!
Or at least to give us all a good laugh.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:39:59 AM
Two words.

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Phone

WTF is that all about?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:41:02 AM
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:41:07 AM
It's a Southern thing.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:42:34 AM
Originally Posted By vanvideo:
Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.


Hey, I'm Japanese, and...you're right. Heh. You found out about our insidious plan for world domination!
Or at least to give us all a good laugh.


Are you a rieutenant by any chance?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:44:12 AM
Why do Brazilian mma fighters with names like "Royce" pronounce them like"Hoyce"?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:44:28 AM
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Lost his "a"?

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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:09:58 AM
Perhaps the most pertinent question.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:12:32 AM
Try to spell "laboratory" without pronouncing it like the British do--the ohh goes away.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:25:55 AM
I like the way British people say al-U-mini-um, even though they're clearly wrong.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:40:57 AM
Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
Why do Brazilian mma fighters with names like "Royce" pronounce them like"Hoyce"?


Portuguese has had some unusual sound changes especially in Brazil. "R" is pronounced all kinds of different ways in different languages, like the German and French throaty Rs vs. the English soft Rs vs. the Spanish tapped Rs vs. the Russian trilled Rs. Brazilian Portuguese in many dialects started from the throaty R and moved the mouth position around. As an example, many Brazilians would say Rio de Janeiro "Hee-o djee zhaneroo"
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:43:15 AM
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:15:44 AM
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...


Boatswain.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:19:02 AM
Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:26:04 AM
Originally Posted By kevhogAZ:
Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!


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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:49:31 AM
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Lots of people in the Navy lisp...
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:52:50 AM
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:59:41 AM
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Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:30 PM
I'm going with this.

Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.