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05-08-2019 12:35 PM
@jonbon We lived in Pittsburg and Philadelphia, among other cities in the country. Not sure I remember hearing length (or strength) spoken without the "g" in either of those words. However, we were in communities where higher education, the arts and community service were valued; becoming a fashionista as a career was not a high priority. Grammar and manners were very important. Isn''t PA where Susan Graver lives? Certainly she's been around the rest of the US and realizes the majority of the country does not drop the "g".
@BirkiLady, I hope among this elevated class of people, some are humble and open to others' ways.
05-08-2019 02:57 PM
OP’s first post— nice!
I read somewhere that if a person mispronounces a word, it means they first read it & never heard anyone say it.
Our accents make us who we are — diverse Americans.
05-08-2019 03:18 PM
What bothers me more is adding the "R" to the end of names, like "Brendar" and other words, which escape me a the moment. I totally know that is an accent and a lot of people do it. But the words are not spelled that way. I wonder how that ever started.
05-08-2019 04:09 PM
@Ms tyrion2 It was a typo, which was corrected. Are you perfect??
People may strive for perfection, but reading through this thread proves no one ever really achieves it, so why worry about pronunciation?
05-08-2019 04:57 PM
Fo me, it's when Susan says "Ralph Lur-IN" instead of "Ralph LAUR-en"....drives me crazy, although not as crazy as when I see Sandra Bennett and Susan on air together. Yikes! One of them talking is bad enough, but they both talk at the same time for an entire hour. Louder and louder, faster and faster!!! WHAT are they saying, if anything? I mute, yes.
05-08-2019 05:52 PM
07-18-2019 09:34 AM
Because some care about things being correct, acuurate. It's a standard some have and when it is not followed, it drives us crazy. That's why. It's like a woman I know who says, "I seen" and "thatta way". It matters.
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