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Mispronounced words.

 
 
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 01:21 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

That is very different.

It was one of the answers on Pointless yesterday, the category was words that can be spelled using just the letters of musical notes so A B C D E F & G.

I got the best answer surname of Jack, rebel leader during reign of Henry VI.

It’s Jack Cade who replies to one of Shakespeare’s best lines.

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.


It sounds like one of our word games, but I haven't found an answer yet. So, what's the surname of Jack?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 01:49 pm
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

izzythepush wrote:

It’s Jack Cade


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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 21 May, 2021 02:29 pm
I got over libary a long time ago, but foliage is s something else. I still slip up with that one occasionally. Foliage, not foilage.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 21 May, 2021 02:49 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Plan as in 9 from outer space

Tain as in grain.

I think everyone would pronounce it like that over here.

It’s not a word that gets much use, I wouldn’t know what to do with them and I’d have to go to a specialist food shop if I did.


Then there is ghoti...which you see at poker tables on the Internet at times.

The "gh" is pronounced like the gh in enough.

The "o" is pronounced like the o in women.

The "ti" is pronounced like the ti in motion.

Give it a try. Sounds a lot like FISH. Which many poker players are.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 21 May, 2021 02:53 pm
Prerogative is often mispronounced...and even more often incorrectly spelled.

"Often" is pronounced several different ways...often incorrectly.

"Temperature" is another.

"Government" seems to stump even professional newscasters.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 May, 2021 03:00 pm
@Frank Apisa,
I’m sorry, but I’m an English teacher who has been to various seminars on language all of which have started off with George Bernard Shaw’s spelling of fish.

Normally with another ten minutes on how he was wrong, ough, only appearing at the end of words.

It’s no longer something of interest, it’s an ordeal.

I hope the others enjoyed it though.

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