So my daughter was telling us about her situation with Cher-ome. Her frustration was growing each time she had to talk about her issues with Google and this Cherome... We didn't know what kind of program she was talking about til my husband looked over her shoulder and of course she was talking about Chrome. She said, "Oh, I didn't know the H was silent."
My parents went to a restaurant once they called Pen El Opes. I had not heard of that, and these well read, well educated ppl were talking about a place called Penelope's.
Then I thought of my own... I was telling my husband about how I always clean the cash-ay when I play scrabble... I thought it was like the word "sashay". Apparently it's the same sound as the word for currency... cash... cache. Whatever.
I still try to avoid saying gnocci around my more serious Italian friends (the potato pasta). It never seems to be good enough!!!!! And apparently, you can't just say mozzarella without rolling your zz's or something like that. I'm even Italian, but really? Do I have to put that much effort into casual food speak?
Hilarious... every time ppl go thru my line with that, Im afraid to say it. Ive heard it said dozens of times, but for what ever reason I have a mental block up and Im afraid to try it out loud. I think that's b/c Ive heard it pronounced correctly and incorrectly and I don't want to end up on the wrong end of that.
So do you want to hear about my stealing episode? Don't tell ED or he will hold it against me til the day I die.
I was 3 years old and, according to my mom, I put a tie, for my dad inside my jacket or dress or something... I don't remember that, but I do remember hiding inside one of those little round turny things you hang clothes on... a round rack.. .whatever. So it had lions marching up one line and then back down the other side... I don't know why I liked it, but I thought he had to have it. I guess she bought it... I think. I probably got a spanking, I don't remember. And that's my stealing story. You're welcome.
My husband does pronounce and spell everything correctly, but one night he was talking about how "gotchie" something was. I asked how he spelled that word and he spelled it gauche. I laughed. He didn't know any French in those days. I mispronounce words all the time, never had phonics , my mother's New England accent confused me. I Pronounced Virginia, Vir gin i a until my cousin was telling me about her sister-in-law Virginia, it was then I caught onto the accent. I put an r at the end of idea most of elementary school.
lol. That reminds me of my mom. When I was 6 I said something about Mc Dong Galds. She said it was pronounced Mc Don alds. I said, "I don't think it matters." She said, "People will laugh at you." To this day her response still seems wrong on so many levels. lol
The reason that there are so many French words in the English language is down to the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
The Normans were Vikings who conquered a piece of Northern France and were so smitten with French culture that they immediately became more French than the natives. They could still fight though, being Viking, and did some smiting across the channel.
Otherwise we would all be grunting English like Angles and Saxons.
(Oh, good morning.) You can have some of mine. My son asked tonight why we didn't just refill the bottles. I asked him where. He said from the tap... So basically he just wanted a plastic bottle to serve as a glass I spose. He said it would be better for the environment. I told him the water wouldn't be as healthy or taste as good... and that was more important to me than the environment. I think he thinks less of me now.
Drinking tap water means you live in a country where all the Injuns are dead or very well behaved, the wolves are dead or very well behaved, the bears are dead or very well behaved and the bacteria are dead or very well behaved.
I don't, sadly.
I need special water from a special machine that is besieged by Injuns, bears, wolves and bacteria.
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Hi.. I have so many issues.. I don't know where to turn, but to God. I can't tell any and everyone about my life.#1--- My mother literally gave me up when I was born.. I met up with her when I was 21 now i'm 43.....