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Posted: 8/28/2005 1:49:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:51:02 PM EDT
The t is NOT silent. People leave out the t because they're too lazy to pronounce it properly.

Sort of like the British inability to pronounce the letter h. Just because they say 'im, 'ere, and 'eaven doesn't mean the h is silent.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:51:29 PM EDT
Bad grammer and spelling can make me just want to loose it some time!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:52:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Bad grammer and spelling can make me just want to loose it some time!



That's funny
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:53:32 PM EDT
Kinda like the silent "D" in Sammich.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:54:03 PM EDT
According to Merriam-Webster either way is correct.

Don't believe it? m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=often


One entry found for often.

Main Entry: of·ten
Pronunciation: 'o-f&n, ÷'of-t&n
Function: adverb
Etymology: Middle English, alteration of oft
: many times : FREQUENTLY
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:54:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:56:18 PM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
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Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:55:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:56:23 PM EDT
The "c" in "rap" (as in "rap music") is silent, too.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:57:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:57:27 PM EDT by SoCalJBT]
Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Either pronunciation is correct.

Hey, it happens.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:57:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:59:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 2:00:37 PM EDT by operatorerror]

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
The t is NOT silent. People leave out the t because they're too lazy to pronounce it properly.

Sort of like the British inability to pronounce the letter h. Just because they say 'im, 'ere, and 'eaven doesn't mean the h is silent.



LOL!

A Texan telling the English how to speak........English!

Just strikes me as funny.

Edited for spelling x2
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:59:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:59:53 PM EDT by QuantumPion]
I said often frequently only once!

...waits to see who gets the reference...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:32:31 PM EDT
"There's no 'L' in it. It's pronounced 'both.'"
"That's what I said, 'bolth.'"
"You sound like an ASS the way you say it."
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:51:32 PM EDT
While we are on the subject of grammar....

I just spent 5 hours of my Sunday editing and rewriting reports written by NCOs and Officers in my command.

Most of them need to go back to the 6th grade.

Good times.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:54:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:58:15 PM EDT
Jus like jackasses saying "Irregardless" isnt a word. It actually is, its jus not commonly used or recognized as being correct. But it does exist in the dictionary.


Main Entry: ir·re·gard·less
Pronunciation: "ir-i-'gärd-l&s
Function: adverb
Etymology: probably blend of irrespective and regardless
nonstandard : REGARDLESS
usage Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:02:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
"There's no 'L' in it. It's pronounced 'both.'"
"That's what I said, 'bolth.'"
"You sound like an ASS the way you say it."



"There's an acceptable margine of error."
"Ha ha, look who's the dumbass now. It's pronounced margarine."
"Seriously, if I ever find the guy who assigned you to our squad, I'm gonna kill him."
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