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JamesBannon
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Post by JamesBannon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:30 am

[quote=""Arctish""]I hate it when hunters use the words "glassing" or "glass" to describe the act of scanning terrain through binoculars.

No, you morons, you didn't glass that mountainside. You looked at it.[/quote]

Heh, if you said that in Glasgow, they'd think you slashed the mountain with a broken bottle :evil:
There you go with them negative waves ... Why can't you say something righteous and beautiful for a change? :grouphug:

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Post by MattShizzle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:57 pm

[quote=""Hermit""]
MattShizzle;669739 wrote:When "aunt" is pronounced "ahnt." It's pronounced the same as "ant."
Americans Image


[quote=""MattShizzle""]
Hermit;667364 wrote:
MattShizzle;667360 wrote:"Vase" sounds snobbish when it's pronounced like "vahz."
Unamerican. To call it snobbish reveals the breathtakingly (skip over the next word, Sub) horrid combination of ignorance and arrogance.
So why did the British born/Swiss living DMB say that long a, s-pronounced c say that was the only proper pronunciation?[/QUOTE]
Because, as I said, it's not snobbish. Only Americans pronounce it differently, which makes "vahz" un-American.[/QUOTE]

She's not American and "vahz" isn't long a and is z-pronounced c.

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Hermit
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Post by Hermit » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:18 pm

Stop digging. ;)

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Post by MattShizzle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:25 pm

[quote=""Hermit""]Stop digging. ;) [/quote]

You're the one digging. A British born person on this board said "long a is the only proper pronunciation," So saying it's only American is obviously wrong.

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JamesBannon
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Post by JamesBannon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:30 pm

There is no such thing as "proper pronunciation".
There you go with them negative waves ... Why can't you say something righteous and beautiful for a change? :grouphug:

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Hermit
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Post by Hermit » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:45 pm

[quote=""JamesBannon""]There is no such thing as "proper pronunciation".[/quote]
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"A good example to people whose
English is painful to your ears?
The Scotch and the Irish leave you close to tears.
There even are places where English completely

Disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!"

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