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Thread: I have also fallen in love with applique...to discover I have pronounced it wrong :)

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    I have also fallen in love with applique...to discover I have pronounced it wrong :)

    I was telling someone how I have been dying to try applique (app-liqe) and have been printing and drawing templates. She was like, I dont think I heard of applique. So I explained it. She said, very nicely, "Oh I would probably pronounce it app-li-qay." We had a good laugh!

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    very cute. You don't want to know how I thought facade was pronounced when I was younger ;-)
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    Don't feel bad, I did the exact same thing!! Some of those French words just don't sound like they are spelled...

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    I remember the teacher writing on the board and pronouncing the word 'determine' when I was in about 3rd grade. What a revelation - I had never pronounced the word out loud, but when I read it I pronounced it in my head as 'dee-ter-mine'. I knew what it meant (from the context), just not how to pronounce it. I used to have trouble with 'bargello' - soft g or hard g? Okay, now I know, but it was hard to remember for quite a while.

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    My mom used to say "horsey-doovers" for hors d'ouvres. My sister never realized that my mother was kidding. She thought that was the true pronunciation . Made for a humorous round while playing the Password game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    very cute. You don't want to know how I thought facade was pronounced when I was younger ;-)
    And when I was younger and saw my first "Antiques" sign, I pronounced it "antie cues"
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    as long as it's not ap pleee kay!!
    controversy is pronounced in my European detective shows with the accent on the second syllable. It took me a minute to get that one straight in my head.

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    I say appla kay and have not intention to changing how I say it in the future. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I say appla kay and have not intention to changing how I say it in the future. LOL.
    That's how I pronounce it, also. I'm from New England so I pronounce things differently than other areas of the country...lol!
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    You all have me giggling here - thanks for the laughs.

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