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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"


@febe1 wrote:

@PreKteacher wrote:

I can't say I've ever noticed someone saying "button" differently. I do have a funny story that happened early in my marriage. My husband is from the midwest, and I'm an east coast girl. One day I heard him ask me to hand him a "pin". I responded, "A safety pin or a straight pin?" He looked at me strangely and said, "A pin that you write with." That's when I realized he was asking for a PEN! Woman LOL


LOL, @PreKteacher . I noticed my husband doing this. I asked him to pronounce pen then asked him to pronounce pin. There was not a whit of a difference. He's from the South and I'm from the North. 

 

I've noticed Gary from DEnim and Co says Dinim.

My favorite teacher originally from the south said south kind of like sewth-I don't even know how to write it.


 

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

@on the bay  Years ago when I watched Paula Deen she was adding ingredients and said, "a cup of all".

 

I asked my DH, "what the hell is all"

 

It was a cup of oil.

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"


@CrazyKittyLvr2 wrote:

@on the bay  Years ago when I watched Paula Deen she was adding ingredients and said, "a cup of all".

 

I asked my DH, "what the hell is all"

 

It was a cup of oil.


@CrazyKittyLvr2 

Lol! 😄

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

It's not silly for this to make you cringe. Not only does it make me cringe, it makes me feel embarrassed for the vendors that say it. It sounds so illiterate. If you're going to be a public speaker you should know how to speak properly. QVC is at fault for not correcting these people. The minute I hear this, I tune them out along with the product they are selling.  To me this product has now become low class.  So no, you are not alone in being bothered by this. 

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

Old thread, almost 2 year old

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

As I have said many times on these forums. I do not get into spelling/paragraph construction/typos, nor pronunciations. As long as I understand what they are typing, or saying!  That is good enough for me.

 

To do otherwise, in my opinion, is simply trivial nonsense. At times it appears as: "I am up here/you are down there", and people of that ilk, I purposely avoid.

 

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

butten.

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

Please stop digging up these old threads.

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

Pronouncing the Ts in button would sound weird to me.

 

It irritates me when people pronounce lemon as "limin" or milk as "melk" or when they drop the g in -ing like runnin', goin', and eatin'.

 

Another big one around here is "I seen" instead of "I saw." *cringe*

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Re: Pronunciation of the word "Button"

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