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Offline Laura H

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #120 on: November 22, 2013, 04:17:45 PM »
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The only time you ever hear metric terms used in my area is for liter bottles of coke and running races. 5k's are the most popular distance and it seems like every charity has it's own 5k race this time of year to raise money.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #121 on: November 22, 2013, 04:19:50 PM »
You dudes even spell litre wrong.  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #122 on: November 22, 2013, 04:20:49 PM »
You should hear us pronounce centimeter.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #123 on: November 22, 2013, 04:22:17 PM »
 :D :D

It would be an interesting night out Patti. Sitting around a table at the pub, sipping a bevvie and trying to understand one anothers lingo.  ::)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #124 on: November 22, 2013, 04:47:16 PM »
I love the way american girls say the word herb.  :)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #125 on: November 22, 2013, 04:48:37 PM »
 :D :D

And the Kiwi's say six... :P
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #126 on: November 22, 2013, 04:54:47 PM »
I love the way american girls say the word herb.  :)

You should hear us say oregano, basil, fillet.... (except I don't pronounce any of those the American way anymore) - you'd be wriggling with delight ;)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2013, 05:13:15 PM »
 :D :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #128 on: November 22, 2013, 05:16:25 PM »
how else can you say oregano?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #129 on: November 22, 2013, 05:21:36 PM »
Oh boy. Then you want to try understand us at the southern tip of Africa.

Don't like the kiwi 'six:

The canadian 'out' is just as distinctive but I quite like that pronunciation.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #130 on: November 22, 2013, 05:25:50 PM »
how else can you say oregano?

Brits say oreGAHno - Americans say oRAYgano
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2013, 05:28:24 PM »
Ah, we say it the same as the Brits then
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #132 on: November 22, 2013, 05:30:00 PM »
And, for heaven's sake, don't ask a Brit to pronounce jalapeño, chipotle, (pretty much any Mexican food, they'll get the pronunciation wrong), Maryland, Houston (so many American cities Brits struggle with...)

(in case you're wondering, they pronounce the j as a j and the n as an ordinary n, they say chiPAHTul, Merry-land, WHOston....)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #133 on: November 22, 2013, 07:23:32 PM »
Brits say oreGAHno - Americans say oRAYgano

So like the State with a NO on the end? Or is ore just or?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #134 on: November 22, 2013, 10:37:53 PM »
Just watched a film and the Americans were in Iraq, pronounced I-rack. Y'all talk funny. Not proper, like us. Yuh's knaar worra meen? (damn! Wrong thread.) ;D
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