what? So I had my little rant last week about people and their word choices (seriously - poured is NOT the same as pored... really) and this week I have to admit that we've got our own little quirks.
February - I am well aware that the preferred pronunciation leaves out the "R"... but that bugs me... I will, without fail, ALWAYS say "feb-roo-air-ee". Technically this is listed as an alternate pronunciation (at least the last time I picked up a dictionary) and I've gotten a few strange looks, I just don't feel right leaving out an "R".
My sweet little H stormed around the house for a full ten minutes earlier tonight... She's been reading "The Wednesday Wars" for a week. Come to think of it, she's been looking at a calendar for YEARS... but today is the first day she realized that it's not spelled "Wensday". She wanted to know who the idiot is who invented the spelling. Whoever you are... expect a letter from a very opinionated eight year old soon.
Theatre/Theater - I don't know why... but a movie theater can be spelled one way - but a theatre where you actually have to dress up and don't have to worry about your feet sticking to the floor? That type of theatre deserves the fancier Brit spelling. At least in my head.
I also get flak for the way I pronounce certain words... Colorado (I grew up there... and most of the state thinks I say it wrong... but it's a Spanish word, shouldn't it have the Spanish pronunciation?). Envelope, Orange, Chorus, etc...
So now you know - I'm a complete and utter hypocrite.
and no worries - I will NEVER correct or criticize your pronunciation on your blogs (vlogs? maybe) Mostly because it's written... but partly because I learned my lesson when ManOfTheHouse were dating... a two hour conversation about the words "Legs" and "Eggs"... and yet he STILL says "laygs" and "aygs"...
I blame my voice and diction classes... and all the time I spent at the theatre.
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