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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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    I imagine all of us have some word or another wrong. I love words and definitions and like to get them right. But learned a number of years ago I have been pronouncing album Al-Blum instead od Al-Bum. How did I get that wrong? There is no second L. At least yours was a mistake in a foreign word spelling.
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    My daughters best friend in high school was a straight A student and always had her nose in a book reading. One morning she was reading the contents on the back of the cereal box. She asked her Dad, "What is deg er med wheat? I've never heard of that. Her dad turned the cereal box read it and with as straight a face as he could, looked at her and said, "that word is degermed." We still have a good laugh over it.

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    Allways has and allways will be...al-u-miny-e-um for me

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    My DD (who is a lawyer, so it's not like she's never been exposed to words before) doesn't mispronounce words (that's me... I say "pilluh" for "pillow" & get nothing but grief! I also say "may-shur" for "measure") but she gets "macrame" & "macabre" confused... it's pretty funny!
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    I love applique however you pronounce it!

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    celtic and celtic - I did look it up in the dictionary - and it seems that both seltic and keltic are 'legitimate' ways to say the word

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    I have a friend who pronounces mammogram as mammy-o-gram!

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    When I was younger I pronounced "subtle" as "sub-tull". I learned the word from reading and didn't know it was the same word as "suttle" that I heard all the time! LOL

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    One thing I made sure my kids never did was to pronounce day as de when saying the days of the week. It's MonDAY not MonDee, and so forth.
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    I thought I was the only one. I was talking to my Mom about some app-liqe I was working on. My Mom was so confused about what I was doing. After I showed her she thought it was so funny! Applique not app-liqe.

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    My niece was reading the Ugly Duckling book when her mom asked what she was reading she replied I"m reading the You lee duckling

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    I still have a hard time when I see the word 'subtle' in print. I know it is pronounced 'su tle', but I still try to pronounce it 'sub-tle'.

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    I also hear people pronounce wash with an R in it. 'Warshing'

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    Cabbagepatchkidd, New England or not I pronounce it appla-kay also and I am from....Michigan. We all know what it means but can we all applique after this long discussion? Tee-Hee!
    Last edited by WMUTeach; 08-10-2012 at 03:52 AM.

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    My DH, when he was younger, was helping his dad load his stock onto his Jewel-T truck. He told his mom he couldn't find those darn "per-call-lee" bedsheets anywhere! Turns out they were "percale" (per-cale) sheets! 40 years later...we still tease him about it.

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