Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ungions


Did you ever go through life mispronouncing some words, totally oblivious to their correct pronunciation until somebody corrects you, then you feel like a true idiot? A classic example is the nuclear/nucular screwup.
Well, I found out last week that when speaking of an onion, I pronounce it "ungion". Huh? I do not! Yes you do, there's no "ung" like "hung". So, I've been trying to retrain myself to say onion properly, and it's really hard.
Now, if I could just stop saying "expresso".

12 comments:

  1. My dad warshes dishes, and would do so in a crick if he had one running on his property.

    The midwest is full of fun pronunciations like that. Little idiosyncrasies in speech is what led Latin into the Romance languages. In theory, at some point in the future, English will do the same thing.

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  2. It's OK dummy. ONE time in high school I mentioned the country Hungaria and I'm still reminded of it by my friends today.

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  3. lol aw, that's kinda cute! I don't think I've had a problem with mispronunciations, but ...

    I only recently realized that the carrot you used to put on the plate along with the cookies and glass of milk for Santa was for Rudolf.

    Honest.

    I always wondered why Santa, who clearly had a sweet tooth, would want a carrot. I just figured it was a diet thing :/

    My friends made my life a misery for a good long while after that one ... I sometimes wonder what they'd do without me there to ridicule.

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  4. Oh yeah!

    Once in a college discussion about diseases of war I pronounced dysentery "Die-sen-tree" and the professor always sneered at me after that. Fucking egghead! Well, I showed him by dropping out of school and becoming a stripper. Ha ha!

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  5. Thanks, mjenks, I'm proud to do my part in the evolution of the English language.

    Hungaria, yes, it's right next to Checkerslovakya.

    We once left a beer for Santa, and it was empty the next morning!

    Revenge is sweet Pru.

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  6. I like "Ungion" better. I'm going to start saying it that way.

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  7. Nan(belssing herself) called Oprah....Oafrah.

    I liked that name better.
    peace
    #2

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  8. maybe tomorrow, I will learn how to spell blessing. maybe not.

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  9. Ahhhh...me with the labtop/laptop debate... I hear it both ways...which way is it REALLY supposed to be? Hahaha!

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  10. Hell if our former Pres can say "internets" you get some slack for this one. And a full pardon just for the pic, LMAO!

    Welcome to Baltimore where they say "owhn" for "on", "hon" for far too many things, "pasdeena" for "pasadena" and "odington" for "odenton".. gotta love um, em, them.. oh whatEVER!

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