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Thread started 03/17/17 9:26am

TrivialPursuit

Why Do TV People Go Ethnic On Certain Words?

For years, it's irritated the fuck out of me when a reporter, or TV presenter, pronounces certain words differently. In upstate New York, there's a gal named Yolanda Vega. She announces the lottery numbers every week. "I'm YoooooLANDA Vegaaaa!" Love it. But when I've heard her speak otherwise, if she says something like "enchilada" or "taquito", she gets all ethnic on it.
You know Becky, I love a fish sandwich. But last week Harold and I went to get EEN-CHA-LAAH-DAAZ at the gastro pub. He ordered a plate of TAH-KEEE-TOWS that looked simply scrumptious.

WHAT?! That heifer Giada on Food Network does the same thing. Her tongue does jumping jacks when she says "bruschetta" or "ricotta", but she's Suzy homemaker otherwise.

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Reply #1 posted 03/17/17 10:07am

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TrivialPursuit said:

For years, it's irritated the fuck out of me when a reporter, or TV presenter, pronounces certain words differently. In upstate New York, there's a gal named Yolanda Vega. She announces the lottery numbers every week. "I'm YoooooLANDA Vegaaaa!" Love it. But when I've heard her speak otherwise, if she says something like "enchilada" or "taquito", she gets all ethnic on it.
You know Becky, I love a fish sandwich. But last week Harold and I went to get EEN-CHA-LAAH-DAAZ at the gastro pub. He ordered a plate of TAH-KEEE-TOWS that looked simply scrumptious.

WHAT?! That heifer Giada on Food Network does the same thing. Her tongue does jumping jacks when she says "bruschetta" or "ricotta", but she's Suzy homemaker otherwise.


ha! my ex and i used to make fun of her shit all the time...SPA geeee Ti...she sounds like the dudes in 'inglorious basterds' trying to pass as italian.

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Reply #2 posted 03/17/17 8:26pm

KingBAD

i use to kick it with a woman

who's parents named her Epiphany

Not out of knowledge of the word

but because they liked the way it sounded

an AND they were shocked that the word

had a meanin because they thought it was

a name...

her mother and aunts had names like

mercy, daisy, patience, prudence, chesty

(real story)...

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #3 posted 03/18/17 9:14am

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TrivialPursuit said:

For years, it's irritated the fuck out of me when a reporter, or TV presenter, pronounces certain words differently. In upstate New York, there's a gal named Yolanda Vega. She announces the lottery numbers every week. "I'm YoooooLANDA Vegaaaa!" Love it. But when I've heard her speak otherwise, if she says something like "enchilada" or "taquito", she gets all ethnic on it.
You know Becky, I love a fish sandwich. But last week Harold and I went to get EEN-CHA-LAAH-DAAZ at the gastro pub. He ordered a plate of TAH-KEEE-TOWS that looked simply scrumptious.

WHAT?! That heifer Giada on Food Network does the same thing. Her tongue does jumping jacks when she says "bruschetta" or "ricotta", but she's Suzy homemaker otherwise.

They do this to show off. rolleyes I know, it is annoying. But what really pisses me off and grates on my nerves if the way people have affected this assinine way of adding an exta syllable to one syllable words, i.e., "NOAHH!" "OH MY GODAHH!" "STOPAHH!" "YESSAH!" WHAT THE FUCK!!! I hate that shit! Why do people feel the need to speak this way? It especially annoys me when I hear adults do it. And that tranny Wendy Williams is a prine offender. stfu

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Reply #4 posted 03/18/17 9:34am

TrivialPursuit

CharlieGriffin said:

They do this to show off. rolleyes I know, it is annoying. But what really pisses me off and grates on my nerves if the way people have affected this assinine way of adding an exta syllable to one syllable words, i.e., "NOAHH!" "OH MY GODAHH!" "STOPAHH!" "YESSAH!" WHAT THE FUCK!!! I hate that shit! Why do people feel the need to speak this way? It especially annoys me when I hear adults do it. And that tranny Wendy Williams is a priMe offender.


While I can appreciate your rant a bit, I will take great issue with you berating a woman, and using a transphobic word to do it. It's out of line. I'm sure you didn't mean harm in that way, but it's something worth checking on.

Wendy is no friend of mine, for sure. We share that idea. I think she spins tales that are incredibly untrue, which goes beyond gossip to me, and never really retracts them if it doesn't suit her purposes in life. The truth is plenty interesting without having to make up shit. I think she's also a bit insensitive when it comes to gay people, despite her glam squad being a closet full of homos (no pun). Her snide glares at the camera to insinuate, albeit silently, that someone is gay who might otherwise be married or appearing to be straight by their relationship, or her rant against Bruce Jenner before he came out as Caitlyn is downright sickening. And I'm not a gay guy who gets overly offended at every single thing. But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use. I love language, and there are plenty of other words to use to attack what someone does. There's also the idea of attacking what someone does without delving into ad hominem. Using "tranny" is not only an offensive word to those who are walking through a journey of gender identification or transition, but it's used the same way someone would call something stupid as "gay". It's a pejorative that need not be handed out that way.

All that said, Wendy's terrible at what she does, and her show is a shitfest. I used to love it early on, then I realized, like you, that she was just a doling out negativity and it benefits no one who consumes it. She's a New Yorker, so her kawfee type accent is expected. (I live in NY, so it doesn't phase me.) She could clean her shit up though, I'm with you on that 100%.

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Reply #5 posted 03/18/17 10:00am

KingBAD

TrivialPursuit said:

CharlieGriffin said:

They do this to show off. rolleyes I know, it is annoying. But what really pisses me off and grates on my nerves if the way people have affected this assinine way of adding an exta syllable to one syllable words, i.e., "NOAHH!" "OH MY GODAHH!" "STOPAHH!" "YESSAH!" WHAT THE FUCK!!! I hate that shit! Why do people feel the need to speak this way? It especially annoys me when I hear adults do it. And that tranny Wendy Williams is a priMe offender.


While I can appreciate your rant a bit, I will take great issue with you berating a woman, and using a transphobic word to do it. It's out of line. I'm sure you didn't mean harm in that way, but it's something worth checking on.

Wendy is no friend of mine, for sure. We share that idea. I think she spins tales that are incredibly untrue, which goes beyond gossip to me, and never really retracts them if it doesn't suit her purposes in life. The truth is plenty interesting without having to make up shit. I think she's also a bit insensitive when it comes to gay people, despite her glam squad being a closet full of homos (no pun). Her snide glares at the camera to insinuate, albeit silently, that someone is gay who might otherwise be married or appearing to be straight by their relationship, or her rant against Bruce Jenner before he came out as Caitlyn is downright sickening. And I'm not a gay guy who gets overly offended at every single thing. But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use. I love language, and there are plenty of other words to use to attack what someone does. There's also the idea of attacking what someone does without delving into ad hominem. Using "tranny" is not only an offensive word to those who are walking through a journey of gender identification or transition, but it's used the same way someone would call something stupid as "gay". It's a pejorative that need not be handed out that way.

All that said, Wendy's terrible at what she does, and her show is a shitfest. I used to love it early on, then I realized, like you, that she was just a doling out negativity and it benefits no one who consumes it. She's a New Yorker, so her kawfee type accent is expected. (I live in NY, so it doesn't phase me.) She could clean her shit up though, I'm with you on that 100%.

i kinda thought that's how gay folks talked among oneanother...

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Reply #6 posted 03/18/17 1:49pm

TrivialPursuit

KingBAD said:

i kinda thought that's how gay folks talked among oneanother...


LOL NO! We know how hurtful those words are. It's probably different in how black folks use the N word among themselves, opposed to gay folks calling either other derogatory words. Tranny is really fucking offensive and demeaning, as is faggot. It's usually said with the same piss and vinegar that the N word is when said to black folks; trying to belittle someone.

I'm not a faggot, but I am a cocksucker. So there's that distinction. (Betcha wish ya didn't say anything, did ya? LOL j/k lol )

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Reply #7 posted 03/19/17 1:54pm

CocoRock

Oh look! You've even made a thread about how some people "going ethnic" has "irritated the fuck out of" you! lol

#convenient

Project much?

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Reply #8 posted 03/19/17 3:48pm

TrivialPursuit

CocoRock said:

Oh look! You've even made a thread about how some people "going ethnic" has "irritated the fuck out of" you! lol

#convenient

Project much?



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Reply #9 posted 03/19/17 3:52pm

CocoRock

TrivialPursuit said:

CocoRock said:

Oh look! You've even made a thread about how some people "going ethnic" has "irritated the fuck out of" you! lol

#convenient

Project much?



Ernie, I'm disappointed. It took you almost two hours to respond with that tired gif you cannot seem to let go. Do better.

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Reply #10 posted 03/19/17 4:01pm

TrivialPursuit

CocoRock said:

Ernie, I'm disappointed. It took you almost two hours to respond with that tired gif you cannot seem to let go. Do better.


I've no idea what you're going on about at this point, honestly. It just seems you're bored & have some lame ass vendetta against a stranger on a Prince forum. #LifeGoals

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Reply #11 posted 03/19/17 4:22pm

CocoRock

TrivialPursuit said:

CocoRock said:

Ernie, I'm disappointed. It took you almost two hours to respond with that tired gif you cannot seem to let go. Do better.


I've no idea what you're going on about at this point, honestly. It just seems you're bored & have some lame ass vendetta against a stranger on a Prince forum. #LifeGoals

I'm just responding in kind. These are reactions to your overbearing presence on this board. And since you brought that bullshit to one my threads, I just thought I'd remind you that anyone could get it. And I posted on this thread to highlight your hypocrisy.

You need this board. I don't.

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Reply #12 posted 03/19/17 6:46pm

CharlieGriffin

TrivialPursuit said:

CharlieGriffin said:

They do this to show off. rolleyes I know, it is annoying. But what really pisses me off and grates on my nerves if the way people have affected this assinine way of adding an exta syllable to one syllable words, i.e., "NOAHH!" "OH MY GODAHH!" "STOPAHH!" "YESSAH!" WHAT THE FUCK!!! I hate that shit! Why do people feel the need to speak this way? It especially annoys me when I hear adults do it. And that tranny Wendy Williams is a priMe offender.


While I can appreciate your rant a bit, I will take great issue with you berating a woman, and using a transphobic word to do it. It's out of line. I'm sure you didn't mean harm in that way, but it's something worth checking on.

Wendy is no friend of mine, for sure. We share that idea. I think she spins tales that are incredibly untrue, which goes beyond gossip to me, and never really retracts them if it doesn't suit her purposes in life. The truth is plenty interesting without having to make up shit. I think she's also a bit insensitive when it comes to gay people, despite her glam squad being a closet full of homos (no pun). Her snide glares at the camera to insinuate, albeit silently, that someone is gay who might otherwise be married or appearing to be straight by their relationship, or her rant against Bruce Jenner before he came out as Caitlyn is downright sickening. And I'm not a gay guy who gets overly offended at every single thing. But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use. I love language, and there are plenty of other words to use to attack what someone does. There's also the idea of attacking what someone does without delving into ad hominem. Using "tranny" is not only an offensive word to those who are walking through a journey of gender identification or transition, but it's used the same way someone would call something stupid as "gay". It's a pejorative that need not be handed out that way.

All that said, Wendy's terrible at what she does, and her show is a shitfest. I used to love it early on, then I realized, like you, that she was just a doling out negativity and it benefits no one who consumes it. She's a New Yorker, so her kawfee type accent is expected. (I live in NY, so it doesn't phase me.) She could clean her shit up though, I'm with you on that 100%.

I stand corrected, and you are right. I didn't mean any harm, and if my attempt at humor offended anyone, I am truely sorry. Stressing my objection to behavior doesn't give me the right to be offensive or boorish. I apologize.

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Reply #13 posted 03/19/17 7:15pm

CocoRock

CharlieGriffin said:

TrivialPursuit said:


While I can appreciate your rant a bit, I will take great issue with you berating a woman, and using a transphobic word to do it. It's out of line. I'm sure you didn't mean harm in that way, but it's something worth checking on.

Wendy is no friend of mine, for sure. We share that idea. I think she spins tales that are incredibly untrue, which goes beyond gossip to me, and never really retracts them if it doesn't suit her purposes in life. The truth is plenty interesting without having to make up shit. I think she's also a bit insensitive when it comes to gay people, despite her glam squad being a closet full of homos (no pun). Her snide glares at the camera to insinuate, albeit silently, that someone is gay who might otherwise be married or appearing to be straight by their relationship, or her rant against Bruce Jenner before he came out as Caitlyn is downright sickening. And I'm not a gay guy who gets overly offended at every single thing. But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use. I love language, and there are plenty of other words to use to attack what someone does. There's also the idea of attacking what someone does without delving into ad hominem. Using "tranny" is not only an offensive word to those who are walking through a journey of gender identification or transition, but it's used the same way someone would call something stupid as "gay". It's a pejorative that need not be handed out that way.

All that said, Wendy's terrible at what she does, and her show is a shitfest. I used to love it early on, then I realized, like you, that she was just a doling out negativity and it benefits no one who consumes it. She's a New Yorker, so her kawfee type accent is expected. (I live in NY, so it doesn't phase me.) She could clean her shit up though, I'm with you on that 100%.

I stand corrected, and you are right. I didn't mean any harm, and if my attempt at humor offended anyone, I am truely sorry. Stressing my objection to behavior doesn't give me the right to be offensive or boorish. I apologize.

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Reply #14 posted 03/21/17 8:56am

NorthC

KingBAD said:

i use to kick it with a woman


who's parents named her Epiphany


Not out of knowledge of the word


but because they liked the way it sounded


an AND they were shocked that the word


had a meanin because they thought it was


a name...


her mother and aunts had names like


mercy, daisy, patience, prudence, chesty


(real story)...


lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

[Edited 3/18/17 9:57am]


Chesty? Not Chastity? I once (sort of) knew a girl named Chastity. Met her in a bar in Nairobi where lots of single men and young girls met... Also a real story...
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Reply #15 posted 03/21/17 8:58am

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The pioneer in that here in Houston was a TV reporter named Elma Barrerra. She was the first to pronounce her name with a Hispanic accent. And she really layed it on! It sounded like she was saying, This is Elmabalala, Eyewitness News".

But she led the way, and now everyone pronounces their name in their accent of choice/heritage. Way to go, Elma!

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Reply #16 posted 03/21/17 9:00am

RodeoSchro

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CocoRock said:

Oh look! You've even made a thread about how some people "going ethnic" has "irritated the fuck out of" you! lol

#convenient

Project much?



This subject could have been adequately covered in my "This Pisses Me Off To No End" thread.

I used to post stuff a long time ago in threads titled "Things That Piss Me Off" (not here, on another board). It was a character, and all the things were humorous (I hope!), but it was always a lot of fun.

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Reply #17 posted 03/21/17 9:57am

KingBAD

NorthC said:

KingBAD said:

i use to kick it with a woman

who's parents named her Epiphany

Not out of knowledge of the word

but because they liked the way it sounded

an AND they were shocked that the word

had a meanin because they thought it was

a name...

her mother and aunts had names like

mercy, daisy, patience, prudence, chesty

(real story)...

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

[Edited 3/18/17 9:57am]

Chesty? Not Chastity? I once (sort of) knew a girl named Chastity. Met her in a bar in Nairobi where lots of single men and young girls met... Also a real story...

you might just be right

but she had 'titties fo dayz'

and i'm absolutely sure that 'chesty'

was all i ever called her...

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #18 posted 03/21/17 10:02am

KingBAD

RodeoSchro said:

The pioneer in that here in Houston was a TV reporter named Elma Barrerra. She was the first to pronounce her name with a Hispanic accent. And she really layed it on! It sounded like she was saying, This is Elmabalala, Eyewitness News".

But she led the way, and now everyone pronounces their name in their accent of choice/heritage. Way to go, Elma!

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #19 posted 03/21/17 10:05am

TrivialPursuit

CharlieGriffin said:

I stand corrected, and you are right. I didn't mean any harm, and if my attempt at humor offended anyone, I am truely sorry. Stressing my objection to behavior doesn't give me the right to be offensive or boorish. I apologize.


And believe me, I totally didn't think you were trying to be offensive or an asshole, as others seem to slip so easily into. Life's a constant lesson. We learn stuff every day. But all that aside, we share a very similar dislike of all things Ms. How You Doooin'.

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Reply #20 posted 03/21/17 10:31am

RodeoSchro

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KingBAD said:

RodeoSchro said:

The pioneer in that here in Houston was a TV reporter named Elma Barrerra. She was the first to pronounce her name with a Hispanic accent. And she really layed it on! It sounded like she was saying, This is Elmabalala, Eyewitness News".

But she led the way, and now everyone pronounces their name in their accent of choice/heritage. Way to go, Elma!

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol



LOL, that was probably inspired by Elma Barrerra!

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Reply #21 posted 03/21/17 10:50am

CocoRock

RodeoSchro said:

CocoRock said:

Oh look! You've even made a thread about how some people "going ethnic" has "irritated the fuck out of" you! lol

#convenient

Project much?



This subject could have been adequately covered in my "This Pisses Me Off To No End" thread.

I used to post stuff a long time ago in threads titled "Things That Piss Me Off" (not here, on another board). It was a character, and all the things were humorous (I hope!), but it was always a lot of fun.

Why would I take this point to another thread? It's in this thread that the OP clearly states "But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use."

Just not the words he uses, despite protestations of life being a constant lesson, and learning stuff every day. shrug

Besides, you don't want me on that thread. I'm a purveyor of unpopular opinions that tend to get ignored, dismissed or otherwise misunderstood, despite their hurtful truths. And I'm okay with that. razz

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Reply #22 posted 03/21/17 12:43pm

RodeoSchro

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CocoRock said:

RodeoSchro said:



This subject could have been adequately covered in my "This Pisses Me Off To No End" thread.

I used to post stuff a long time ago in threads titled "Things That Piss Me Off" (not here, on another board). It was a character, and all the things were humorous (I hope!), but it was always a lot of fun.

Why would I take this point to another thread? It's in this thread that the OP clearly states "But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use."

Just not the words he uses, despite protestations of life being a constant lesson, and learning stuff every day. shrug

Besides, you don't want me on that thread. I'm a purveyor of unpopular opinions that tend to get ignored, dismissed or otherwise misunderstood, despite their hurtful truths. And I'm okay with that. razz



Now you're pissing me off and making me post about how pissed off I am on a thread about being pissed off that shouldn't be a thread about being pissed off because there's already a thread about being pissed off. biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 03/22/17 10:42pm

CocoRock

RodeoSchro said:

CocoRock said:

Why would I take this point to another thread? It's in this thread that the OP clearly states "But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use."

Just not the words he uses, despite protestations of life being a constant lesson, and learning stuff every day. shrug

Besides, you don't want me on that thread. I'm a purveyor of unpopular opinions that tend to get ignored, dismissed or otherwise misunderstood, despite their hurtful truths. And I'm okay with that. razz



Now you're pissing me off and making me post about how pissed off I am on a thread about being pissed off that shouldn't be a thread about being pissed off because there's already a thread about being pissed off. biggrin

lol

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Reply #24 posted 03/23/17 9:44am

KingBAD

RodeoSchro said:

CocoRock said:

Why would I take this point to another thread? It's in this thread that the OP clearly states "But I am trying to change the way people use words, or what words they use."

Just not the words he uses, despite protestations of life being a constant lesson, and learning stuff every day. shrug

Besides, you don't want me on that thread. I'm a purveyor of unpopular opinions that tend to get ignored, dismissed or otherwise misunderstood, despite their hurtful truths. And I'm okay with that. razz



Now you're pissing me off and making me post about how pissed off I am on a thread about being pissed off that shouldn't be a thread about being pissed off because there's already a thread about being pissed off. biggrin

da noiv of deez rookies...

lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #25 posted 03/24/17 12:15pm

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what's this "ethnic" business about? (asked by a clueless Eastern European)

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Reply #26 posted 03/25/17 3:17pm

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RodeoSchro said:

The pioneer in that here in Houston was a TV reporter named Elma Barrerra. She was the first to pronounce her name with a Hispanic accent. And she really layed it on! It sounded like she was saying, This is Elmabalala, Eyewitness News".

But she led the way, and now everyone pronounces their name in their accent of choice/heritage. Way to go, Elma!

Like this!

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Reply #27 posted 03/26/17 8:45pm

free2bfreeda

just plain ole ethnic pride. nothin wrong with that.

pass the cone-bread.

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Reply #28 posted 03/27/17 11:36am

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TrivialPursuit said:

For years, it's irritated the fuck out of me when a reporter, or TV presenter, pronounces certain words differently. In upstate New York, there's a gal named Yolanda Vega. She announces the lottery numbers every week. "I'm YoooooLANDA Vegaaaa!" Love it. But when I've heard her speak otherwise, if she says something like "enchilada" or "taquito", she gets all ethnic on it.
You know Becky, I love a fish sandwich. But last week Harold and I went to get EEN-CHA-LAAH-DAAZ at the gastro pub. He ordered a plate of TAH-KEEE-TOWS that looked simply scrumptious.

WHAT?! That heifer Giada on Food Network does the same thing. Her tongue does jumping jacks when she says "bruschetta" or "ricotta", but she's Suzy homemaker otherwise.


Maybe Giada pronounces Italian words correctly because she's Italian.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #29 posted 03/27/17 3:38pm

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Genesia said:

TrivialPursuit said:

For years, it's irritated the fuck out of me when a reporter, or TV presenter, pronounces certain words differently. In upstate New York, there's a gal named Yolanda Vega. She announces the lottery numbers every week. "I'm YoooooLANDA Vegaaaa!" Love it. But when I've heard her speak otherwise, if she says something like "enchilada" or "taquito", she gets all ethnic on it.
You know Becky, I love a fish sandwich. But last week Harold and I went to get EEN-CHA-LAAH-DAAZ at the gastro pub. He ordered a plate of TAH-KEEE-TOWS that looked simply scrumptious.

WHAT?! That heifer Giada on Food Network does the same thing. Her tongue does jumping jacks when she says "bruschetta" or "ricotta", but she's Suzy homemaker otherwise.


Maybe Giada pronounces Italian words correctly because she's Italian.



Exactly.

I'm scratching my head because I don't see what the problem is.

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