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  Reply # 1056214 29-May-2014 20:22
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Not as annoying as the way Americans pronounce basil or oregano


I have a CD around here somewhere by a band called 'Cartoon' that includes such gems as 'Cow', 'Bendy Wendy The Man' and most importantly 'Oriface', with the chorus 'I like the way the Americans say/I like the way they say orifice'.

...Yeah, it's a pretty weird album.




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KiwiNZ: Not as annoying as the way Americans pronounce basil or oregano

Really? That annoys you? I quite like it. That, and 'erbs. So fancy sounding!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1056513 30-May-2014 13:33
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What about the American import in sports where a lot of people in NZ now say 'dee-fence'? I prefer the good ol' d'fence, with the soft first syllable.


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  Reply # 1056522 30-May-2014 13:44
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eracode: What about the American import in sports where a lot of people in NZ now say 'dee-fence'? I prefer the good ol' d'fence, with the soft first syllable.

We have a in-house system called "Land Resources" that is routinuely pronounced "ree-sources"*... whereas the separate "Resource Manager" is "res-ource" *headdesk*

*I'm guessing that this is an artefact of the original developer saying ree-sources but it's just that; a guess.

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