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Old 23-05-2020, 03:19 PM
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Schedule when pronounced Sked-yool. I've not renewed the contract for someone who was doing freelance social media work for my company. There were a number of reasons for this, but one of the main ones was her inability to pronounce schedule correctly! It really grated on me everytime she mentions scheduling content.
Is that not how Americans say it?

It's one of those words I've had to learn to say different, same with vitamin.

It's to the point now where I confuse myself which is which.
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Old 23-05-2020, 03:46 PM
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Is that not how Americans say it?

It's one of those words I've had to learn to say different, same with vitamin.

It's to the point now where I confuse myself which is which.
I wouldn't change to their ways, they are *******, look how they say oregano and route.
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Old 23-05-2020, 03:47 PM
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'Likely' has now been used to replace 'probably' all the time. Never reads as well or sounds correct to me.

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Explains that a bit more concisely.
Thanks for the link.

I used to find the use of "likely" as an adverb annoying, but have managed to persuade myself that it doesn't actually matter. I still use "probably" instead, but if someone does not in front of me I no longer feel the urge to peel their face off.
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Schedule when pronounced Sked-yool.
After years of conference calls with the US I caught myself using 'Sked-yool' some of the time, to my horror.
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I wouldn't change to their ways, they are *******, look how they say oregano and route.
And how the English say "Fajita"...
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And how the English say "Fajita"...
"Vadge eater" is how it is pronounced in both Texico and the UK.

Also, you lot don't even know how to spell "swede" or "rocket" or "coriander" or "courgette" or "aubergine" - all beautiful, beautiful English words.
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Agreed, the question actually was where on the map is the Kennedy Space Center? Clue - its nearest city is Orlando.
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Old 23-05-2020, 06:11 PM
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Thanks for the link.

I used to find the use of "likely" as an adverb annoying, but have managed to persuade myself that it doesn't actually matter. I still use "probably" instead, but if someone does not in front of me I no longer feel the urge to peel their face off.
I still cringe when folks use it. Probable that will become a thing of the past one day.
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Old 23-05-2020, 06:39 PM
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"Vadge eater" is how it is pronounced in both Texico and the UK.

Also, you lot don't even know how to spell "swede" or "rocket" or "coriander" or "courgette" or "aubergine" - all beautiful, beautiful English words.
I'm playing the Devil's Advocate here as someone born in Croydon and growing up in Bromley, but can any English person justify the English pronunciation of Greenwich, Norwich, Thames, and my favo(u)rite - Worcestershire?

Greenwich is an interesting one, and American's pronounce it the same as the English when talking about the place Greenwich Village in New York.

A while back I was trying to teach my wife to say Worcestershire, and buy the time I'd finished even I couldn't say it.
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Old 23-05-2020, 06:50 PM
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English people can't agree on the pronunciation of Greenwich (which of course should be "grinnidj").

Try to teach you wife about the pronunciation of "Cholmondley" or "Featherstonehaugh" or "Belvoir" or "Mildenhall" (the Wiltshire village as opposed to the Suffolk airbase place).
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Old 23-05-2020, 06:59 PM
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"Featherstonehaugh" or "Belvoir" or "Mildenhall" (the Wiltshire village as opposed to the Suffolk airbase place).
Someone will have to teach me first...
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English people can't agree on the pronunciation of Greenwich (which of course should be "grinnidj").

Try to teach you wife about the pronunciation of "Cholmondley" or "Featherstonehaugh" or "Belvoir" or "Mildenhall" (the Wiltshire village as opposed to the Suffolk airbase place).
Trottiscliffe has got to be the most ridiculous spelling of something that is pronounced completely differently.

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"Vadge eater" is how it is pronounced in both Texico and the UK.

Also, you lot don't even know how to spell "swede" or "rocket" or "coriander" or "courgette" or "aubergine" - all beautiful, beautiful English words.

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English people can't agree on the pronunciation of Greenwich (which of course should be "grinnidj").

Try to teach you wife about the pronunciation of "Cholmondley" or "Featherstonehaugh" or "Belvoir" or "Mildenhall" (the Wiltshire village as opposed to the Suffolk airbase place).
Or St John when used as a Christian name. I thought they were taking the piss when they said their name was pronounced sinjin.
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English people can't agree on the pronunciation of Greenwich (which of course should be "grinnidj").

Try to teach you wife about the pronunciation of "Cholmondley" or "Featherstonehaugh" or "Belvoir" or "Mildenhall" (the Wiltshire village as opposed to the Suffolk airbase place).
I know a Featherstonehaugh. What fun she has.
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If we’re branching out from just words that annoy us to pronunciations of words that annoy us, pretty much anyone outside the UK trying to pronounce Leicester or Worcester is mildly infuriating.
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If we’re branching out from just words that annoy us to pronunciations of words that annoy us, pretty much anyone outside the UK trying to pronounce Leicester or Worcester is mildly infuriating.
I don't mind that - I think it's perfectly understandable.

What really boils my piss is foreigns abbreviating tube station names, eg "How do I get to Leicester/Tottenham/Oxford?" I was always tempted to direct them to the appropriate mainline tube station but as I am a thoroughly good egg I feigned ignorance instead (which I find incredibly easy to do).
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Someone will have to teach me first...
I'm no good at phonetic spelling, but they go something like:

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I'm no good at phonetic spelling, but they go something like:

Chum-lee

Fan-shaw

Bee-ver

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I see what you mean!

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I'm no good at phonetic spelling, but they go something like:

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I see how you've split Chum-lee, Fan-shaw ...
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