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

Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:47:49 PM EDT
That can not be true, not all french words have an 'R' sound...
Damn Frogs! THey have infiltrated our military! This is almost as bad as left-tenuit.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 1:48:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


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


Finally, the TRUTH!
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:26:29 PM EDT
Same reason the Brits say "Leftenant."
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:29:17 PM EDT
Wtf up with botswain?
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:30:34 PM EDT
Better yet, how come we don't pronounce the "G" in Bologna?

For that matter, why did my parents insist I call it "baloney"
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2013 2:32:16 PM EDT by Formergrunt94]
Because it's an insidious trap by the Japanese.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:32:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Siggyboy:
Because its French.


But, but, Lebeau on "Hogan's Heroes" never said it like /kernel/ it was always /colon-el/.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:33:36 PM EDT
Rolls off the tongue. At ease gentlemen. I'll be in the area all day.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:34:27 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:35:58 PM EDT
Connect -i-cut

Wed - ness - day

Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:40:38 PM EDT
And I thought reading was hard - pronunciation is even worser!
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 2:45:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shrimpmoney:
Because the fried chicken guy said so.


I'm too drunk to taste this chicken. - Kernel Sanders
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 4:17:58 PM EDT
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...
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 4:19:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Recusance:
Connect -i-cut

Wed - ness - day


Jan - uary
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 4:30:11 PM EDT
Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 4:52:12 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:05:45 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:23:19 AM EDT

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

Bwahahahahahaaaaa!!
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:30:46 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:39:59 AM EDT
Two words.

Pneumonia

Phone

WTF is that all about?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:41:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:41:07 AM EDT
It's a Southern thing.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:42:34 AM EDT
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?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:44:12 AM EDT
Why do Brazilian mma fighters with names like "Royce" pronounce them like"Hoyce"?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 2:44:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Lost his "a"?

Link Posted: 1/16/2013 3:09:58 AM EDT
Perhaps the most pertinent question.

Link Posted: 1/16/2013 3:12:32 AM EDT
Try to spell "laboratory" without pronouncing it like the British do--the ohh goes away.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 3:25:55 AM EDT
I like the way British people say al-U-mini-um, even though they're clearly wrong.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 3:40:57 AM EDT
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"
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 3:43:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:15:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Botswana? no clue...


Boatswain.

Pronounced: bosun
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:19:02 AM EDT
Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:26:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kevhogAZ:
Don't even try to pronounce "forecastle", your head may explode!!


Foaksal?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:49:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Wtf up with botswain?


Lots of people in the Navy lisp...
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:52:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Same reason russians call ships wessels.

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But where do you keep the nuclear wessels?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:59:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:01:30 AM EDT
I'm going with this.

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


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