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# 31
02-09-2010, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabidfish View Post
Also like shillelagh if nothing else because it's one of the awesome words that is pronounced NOTHING like it is written. Gotta love it.
Actually, if you understand the language, it is pronounced exactly as it is spelled.
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# 32
02-09-2010, 09:26 AM
Words that I use frequently that get funny looks include:

precipice
vexed
antediluvian
preponderance
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# 33
02-09-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfman007 View Post
Actually, if you understand the language, it is pronounced exactly as it is spelled.
But I don't understand the language so it looks funny. Don't mock me for my ignorance, its not nice! Who am I kidding, even understanding the "rules" of the English language there are masses of it that break those rules. Trough, Through, Though, Slough.

I actually have a fondness for languages, but my experience thus far is sadly limited to Latin-based languages. Would loved to learn Welsh, Swedish, Dutch, Mandarin and Japanese. But those "Rosetta Stone" packages are way too pricey.
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# 34
02-09-2010, 06:51 PM
fortuitously fervent friars favor frenzied followers
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