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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:44:22 PM EST
Why is this?

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Because its French.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 12:47:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 12:47:49 PM EST
That can not be true, not all french words have an 'R' sound...
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 12:48:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


Damn French.
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 12:48:23 PM EST
Because the fried chicken guy said so.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 12:51:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By shrimpmoney:
Because the fried chicken guy said so.


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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:26:29 PM EST
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."

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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:29:17 PM EST
Wtf up with botswain?
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:30:34 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:31:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2013 1:32:16 PM EST by Formergrunt94]
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:32:09 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:33:36 PM EST
Rolls off the tongue. At ease gentlemen. I'll be in the area all day.
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:34:27 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:40:38 PM EST
And I thought reading was hard - pronunciation is even worser!

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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:45:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By shrimpmoney:
Because the fried chicken guy said so.


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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 3:17:58 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 3:19:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Recusance:
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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 3:30:11 PM EST
Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!

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Link Posted: 1/15/2013 3:52:12 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 1:05:45 AM EST
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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Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Rolls off the tongue. At ease gentlemen. I'll be in the area all day.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 1:30:46 AM EST
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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It's a Southern thing.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 1:42:34 AM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 1:44:12 AM EST
Why do Brazilian mma fighters with names like "Royce" pronounce them like"Hoyce"?

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 1:44:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Lost his "a"?

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:09:58 AM EST
Perhaps the most pertinent question.

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Try to spell "laboratory" without pronouncing it like the British do--the ohh goes away.
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I like the way British people say al-U-mini-um, even though they're clearly wrong.
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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:40:57 AM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:43:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...
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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 6:15:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...


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Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!


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Wtf up with botswain?


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Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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I'm going with this.

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



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