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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 28th:

What's a word you mispronounced as a child? How did you pronounce it?

There's a video of me from years and year ago on a road trip to Aberdeen where I talk about all the stuff we're going to do there. And then a tractor goes by. You can't see it in the video, but I say "and I just saw a twac-tor". With the break and all. So, uh, there's one.

Additionally, in that video, I pronounced just about all of my Rs and Ls as Ws. And any word ending in an er sound was switched to or. Sistor, Mistor, etc.

Thankfully, I don't do that anymore.

 

At least, I don't THINK so... 

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12 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 28th:

What's a word you mispronounced as a child? How did you pronounce it?

I remember having difficulty differentiating the "t" and "th" sounds. So "three" sounded like "tree".

 

In French, my 5 year old self would call any winners: "mushrooms". I would confuse the words "champion" and "champignon" (i.e. mushroom).

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3 hours ago, aku-chan said:

When I moved to the UK as a kid it took ages for me to switch from American English to British English, so there's a few.

 

Did they make you say aluminum as "al-u-min-e-um?"

 

When I moved as boy from the south to the Midwest, the people in the area added an R to random words, particularly the word "wash." Came out as "wor-sh." Go warsh your hands. George Warshington.

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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

I remember having difficulty differentiating the "t" and "th" sounds. So "three" sounded like "tree".

 

In French, my 5 year old self would call any winners: "mushrooms". I would confuse the words "champion" and "champignon" (i.e. mushroom).

I remember in French class someone was trying to say they were in pain and didn't know/couldn't remember the word for pain. In French, "pain" is bread, so everyone thought that was hilarious. 

 

I mispronounced my own name as a baby, so that's how I got my nickname. Even the kids call me by it. I also called the kittens "E", so we would go out the barn to see the Ees. I still call my kitty Mr. E. 

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3 hours ago, MusicalFeline said:

Additionally, in that video, I pronounced just about all of my Rs and Ls as Ws. And any word ending in an er sound was switched to or. Sistor, Mistor, etc.

Thankfully, I don't do that anymore.

Been thinking about this since I posted that... Anybody wanna see what's new on the Weapor Fowums?

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On 1/21/2021 at 6:03 AM, TGP said:

 

Question for January 21st:

Does your family give pets both official names AND nicknames? 
If Yes, can you share some examples?

 

 

Both of my partner's cats have pretty normal names, but they have decayed into various nicknames.
Charlie > Charles > Chuck >Charle (singular because he is only 1 charle)
Cher > Chair
I guess we're not that creative with the nicknames.  Though I do refer to them as buddy, baby, sweetheart, friend, and CAT!

 

On 1/22/2021 at 12:16 AM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 22nd:

Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself, in any order. You can reveal the lie in a spoiler, or leave us wondering, the decision is yours.

I have a pet crow.

Tony Award winning actor, Barry Bostwick, has seen me in my underwear.

I have a forked uvula.

Spoiler

I do not have a pet crow.  Though I wish I did.  I feel great kinship to corvids and both the comics and the movie "The Crow" have a deep meaning to my life.  I could never care for a bird though, let alone a crow. 


 

On 1/25/2021 at 12:16 AM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 25th:

What’s the funniest (or most memorable) thing that happened on your family vacation (or a vacation just for yourself)?

When I was fairly young, my family and I were on our annual weekend trip to Wildwood, NJ.  While visiting our favorite seafood restaurant we were plagued by flies.  My older brother, who is 7 years older than me, was swatting at them.  All was fine until a fly landed on the large glass windows in front of the restaurant.  Long story short (too late) he broke the window.  All was fine and we went on our way.

Our next stop was this little Irish import store.  They sold items like authentic Irish tea, biscuits, candies, as well as plenty of expensive glass items.  Me, being the smart aleck child I was, proudly stated "Don't do anything stupid here like you did at the last place!"

 

On 1/27/2021 at 12:04 AM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 27th:

If you had to use a fake name (first and last), what fake name would you go by?

Do stage names count?  My burlesque identity is "Ponyboy Valentine"

 

16 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 28th:

What's a word you mispronounced as a child? How did you pronounce it?

I had trouble pronouncing a lot of words so my loving mother coached me to say "I need speech therapy" which sounded a lot like "My need peach ferapy!"

I'm also one of them Picksburghers.  So I pronounce loads of words "wrong."  When I first went to school and learned to spell I was so confused how "worsh" could possibly be spelled "wash."

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For anyone wondering how "correctly" or "badly" they pronounce things: Part 1 of a series: Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents.

 

It makes you appreciate how your own individual accent is part of your identity, and it makes me want to integrate it more into game settings.

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36 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

I read the entire thing, of course. Skipping parts means you miss out, and how everything goes together is an integral part of the story.

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49 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

 

I read the entire thing. Even if it gets slow and boring I still want to know what bits of plot might be in there that I'd be confused about if I skipped oved.

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53 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

Whole thing gets read.  What's the point in re-reading if you're going to skip a bunch of things?  Sometimes you'll find things you missed too. 

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3 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

Entire book. 

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7 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

 

 

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book,

YES!

 

 

or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

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