Gay Marriage June 12th, 2008 @ 9:38 am PST
There was a story this morning about gay marriage on LA’s 89.3 KPCC. I was infinitely more offended by the fact that reporter Kelly Wilkinson pronounced the word “rural” as “rurl” and the word “unfamiliar” as “unfermiliar” than I was about any part of the gay rights argument.
Not That Furmaliar February 11th, 2008 @ 6:43 am PST
To the political analyst who discussed Obama’s campaign this morning on NPR: I’m sorry to say that you lost whatever shred of credibility you had the moment you said that something was furmaliar. Nothing is furmaliar. Lots and lots of things are familiar. There is no r in the middle of that word. It’s not […]
How to Pronounce the Word Height March 18th, 2002 @ 12:42 pm PST
I want you to stop what you’re doing. I want you to look at the word below. I want you to speak it aloud. height How did it sound? Say it again. Did it rhyme with “right”? It should have. Say it again. Did it rhyme with “byte”? It should have. Say it again. Aloud, […]
vocab July 2nd, 2001 @ 10:09 am PST
Not words: acrost, irregardless, nucular, supposably, nother, alot, alright Not verbs: interface, input, impact, itch
An Invalid June 25th, 2000 @ 8:39 pm PST
You can imagine how stupid I felt when I called someone an “invalid” in high school. As if they weren’t valid. And don’t even get me started on “epitome”. ehp-ih-tohm. Fark this farking language! Drives me nutty sometimes, it does.
Pronunciation of Gagne June 6th, 2000 @ 7:26 am PST
My family and I pronounce it Gag-nee. The French, and technically correct, pronunciation is Gahn-yay. It is not Gayn-je or Gang-ee. It’s not Gag-en or Ganj-ee.