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    English pronunciation challenge

    Here is a website for English pronunciation that is a bit of a challenge. Try it.

    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/12/23/...pronunciation/

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    that was very interesting. thanks for sharing the link
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    I've seen this before and still always get a little giggle when I hear the different pronunciation of schedule. Some pronounce it like shed jule and others pronounce it like sked jule. Oh well that's dialect for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I've seen this before and still always get a little giggle when I hear the different pronunciation of schedule. Some pronounce it like shed jule and others pronounce it like sked jule. Oh well that's dialect for you!
    and some say sked yule

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    Did anyone read that entire thing? I got half way through and decided who care how things a pronounced. the poem just bored me.

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    I thought it was delightful fun to read it. Thanks for posting. I love words and accents.

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    it was fun to read, but almost every English-speaking person will pronounce those words differently, depending on where they were born.

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    I read it all and found it interesting. I like word games. One thing that really bothers me is when news anchors (or likewise) pronounce the word "important" as "imported"; or "4-head" rather than "4-ed"; or, "in regards to" rather than "in regard to". Am I being too pickey? Now, don't send the Quilt Police to my house - LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Krazy Girl View Post
    I read it all and found it interesting. I like word games. One thing that really bothers me is when news anchors (or likewise) pronounce the word "important" as "imported"; or "4-head" rather than "4-ed"; or, "in regards to" rather than "in regard to". Am I being too pickey? Now, don't send the Quilt Police to my house - LOL!
    I have loved that poem. Read it more than 10 years ago. The more you read it, the easier it gets to make it actually sound like a rhyming poem. I think it is fascinating.
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    I loved it. Really made me think. I also looked up a few of the words in the dictionary as not only could I not pronounce them, I didn't even know what they meant. Gotta love the English language!

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    I love this poem! I haven't seen it in forever. It's a real tongue twister if you try to read it out loud!

    Thanks for posting it.

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    Thank you for this link. I have an internet buddy from Aberstwth Wales that I shared it with. We have had a laugh riot comparing how she pronounces the words, vs how I say them. She told me she just loves my "American accent"! Lol!
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    I've heard that English is the most complicated language there is to learn. That really shows you that its true

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    Great poem, I felt like my head was going to explode!

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    If you liked this poem, some books that might interest you are: "Woe Is I" by Patricia T. O'Conner and" Eats, Shoots and Leaves". (Don't remember the author.) Who knew reading about grammar could be so funny.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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