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#2221 voyager

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:59 AM

Ah so....


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:05 AM

Eggs have become rare and costly. Like lamb neck.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:56 PM

https://www.atlasobs...h-a-preposition


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#2224 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:03 AM

I am right now hearing the word “subsequent” pronounced as “sub-see-quent.” Please tell me this is a mistake, not an accepted development.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:04 AM

We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

“Litally.”

I am sad.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

Who says this?    The same people who say "prolly"?


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:44 PM

Do Americans use the word "nickel" for 5 cent coins?

#2228 Orik

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

“Litally.”

I am sad.

 

The t has drifted so far towards d that it obfuscates the r. 


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#2229 voyager

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:27 PM

 

We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

“Litally.”

I am sad.

 

The t has drifted so far towards d that it obfuscates the r. 

 

I've never heard this.   Is it regional?


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#2230 Orik

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:42 PM

No, all american.

 

THE LETTER “T” IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORD CAN BE PRONOUNCED LIKE A FAST “D” IN AMERICAN ENGLISH

 

https://pronuncian.c...casts/episode61


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:15 PM

Do Americans use the word "nickel" for 5 cent coins?

We do.

#2232 Orik

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:08 PM

Although realistically you don't hear many references to anything smaller than a quarter (even that not so much in nyc)
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#2233 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:12 PM

Orik is right, I should have said: “Liddly.”

#2234 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:15 PM

Although realistically you don't hear many references to anything smaller than a quarter (even that not so much in nyc)


True, you are likely to hear “nickel” and “dime” in expressions, like “don’t nickel and dime her,” “turn on a dime,” etc, but not much used for the coins. Trying to think of when you’d use them.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:57 PM

I just used a nickel in buying morels.

I believe that before I gave the cashier the coin along with a bill, I said, “Wait, let me see if I have a nickel.”
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