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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
While on holiday i visited a new sports complex in France (cape du couvair (sp?)) and i found i couldnt say "Ski Slope". It ended up sounding like "Ski Skope" or "Sli slope".

I've tried many times and still cant pronounce it. I was wondering if i was alone in the world or if anyone else finds pronouncing certain words impossible.

Alice
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Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


master sodiummember
536 posts
Location: carson city, nevada


Posted:
mmmmmmmm. . . . stilletos and garter belts. damn do I look sexy in em.

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.


flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
hmmm, if I was still a mod, I'd be in "Keep Thread On Topic" nazi mode right now......... but I'm not, so As You Were

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SmallBoy - xCarpal \'Tunnel
2,737 posts
Location: London


Posted:
I had a mate that used to say preododic instead of periodic and affaletics instead of athletics, but then I alwayz used to think he was a retard anyway.....

Myself the only words I can't say are "no I don't want to have sex..." or "please don't pass that joint my way" but hey......

And Ray, it's not a pink thing it's just them 2...LOL.
Love you really girls, & See you Sunday.
SmallBoy

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Paddyback from the dead...sort of
884 posts
Location: 4341'N 7938'W


Posted:
So swapping the first bits of words around are called spoonerisms, flash?

I wouldn't have thought it would have a name.

oh well...wack to berk...

chiequitomember
25 posts
Location: Tokyo


Posted:
I used to straggle a lot on pronouncing 'rural',
and yesterday I found out that I am pronouncing 'bees' instead of 'beads'...aww it's frustrating. And I can't say ' Run Lola run' !!
Whhhy.

AjtagThe occasional one...
445 posts
Location: nottingham


Posted:
yes laura

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


chiequitomember
25 posts
Location: Tokyo


Posted:
Oh and 'sophisticated'. I say ' sotisphicated'...

AjtagThe occasional one...
445 posts
Location: nottingham


Posted:
saying that i cant say phonomonom mononmonomon cant spell it either hmmm

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


AjtagThe occasional one...
445 posts
Location: nottingham


Posted:
i have the joys of a freind who has got it into his head that html is really called hotmail makes intresting conversations

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


chiequitomember
25 posts
Location: Tokyo


Posted:
Bag-Bug, Hat-Hut, Work-Walk, Earth-Arse,...Ahhh Get me out of this maze!! Rice-Lice, Globe-Glove......

DarkFairyQueenmember
557 posts
Location: The Underworld


Posted:
Alot of my fuk-ups happen when intoxicated (,,hmm..wonder why>>>..)
The first time I dropped a bean, I was at a house party in Chiswick (English suberb, pronounced chizik).. I'd just turned fifteen... When it was time to leave I rounded all my mates up an walked down the road to a phone box to get a cab...
Twas a lady who answered the call, "Hello, can I have a cow please?" I asked. Now these days somthing like that would make me crease, but being 15, I instantly got paranoid. 'shit!! what if she knows I'm fucked??' I thought...

Of course she just creased up herself...

Az abouve, So below...


AjtagThe occasional one...
445 posts
Location: nottingham


Posted:
ok ok so you win hands down

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


chiequitomember
25 posts
Location: Tokyo


Posted:
That's not too bad. My friend can't pronounce the sound of 'TH' so she always goes ' I sink...'
instead of ' I think'. It is difficult because we don't have that sound in Japanese. V and R are also hard... I sometime say 'bideo' when I want to say 'video'.

TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Paddy:
So swapping the first bits of words around are called spoonerisms, flash?

I wouldn't have thought it would have a name.

oh well...wack to berk...

According to this word of the day, it's named after a Rev. Spooner, who kept saying them in his sermons. Must have made church much more interesting

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


AjtagThe occasional one...
445 posts
Location: nottingham


Posted:
well say hi to tweety pie...

"i sink i saw a putty cat"

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


Paddyback from the dead...sort of
884 posts
Location: 4341'N 7938'W


Posted:
Cool...thanks MovrilBonkey!

KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
I did a good one today at work....

callbock bax.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


Stellamember
63 posts
Location: Ontario


Posted:
run lola run..... good movie. anywho. Once instead of Corn Pops i said Porn Cops, funny how sometimes the words work out.

rocketfire_tothemoon@hotmail.com CARPE DIEM seize the day and you will never regret your actions


FlyntSILVER Member
Intrepid Penguin
5,635 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
ohhhh dear, i have said soooo many fings like that.....
Scan Franskisko instead of san fransisco
Rosted Coaler, instead of Roller Coaster.
Elderly Cisterns, instead of Citizens on a grade nine report....... OOPS!
`
and lots of other general Spooners....

Currently on the right side up of the world.


RoziSILVER Member
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2,996 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
I have a lovely friend who cannot pronounce her "V"s. We started working together in the orders centre of a rather famous brewery, one that makes a beer called "Victoria Bitter" or "VB" for short. The publican population was vastly entertained by the idea of "wee bees"...

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Pink Poi:
was wondering if i was alone in the world or if anyone else finds pronouncing certain words impossible.
The entire Swedish language...

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by flash fire:
heheee - I have a big problem with Spoonerisms actually.

Was crapping on about "Manthony Undine" (australian boxer = Anthony Mundine) for a while...

Went to the shop and asked for a "Speese and Chinich Roll" - was pretty hilarious.

I've always preferred to Low the Mawn, than do anything else with long grass and mawnlowers.

Anyway, I leed to neave, cos its fime I tinished work.

I came out with a killer spoonerism last night. Made myself laugh for a good 187 seconds! I may have even snorted.

I said to my boyfriend as he was biting my arm:

"oooww! You have tarth sheep!"

was trying to say "you have sharp teeth"

double spoonerism. I guess that's the result of working 70 hours this week!

anyway.

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CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
and this is the only one you've done in 6 months Flash?


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


thingeymajigmember
43 posts
Location: London


Posted:
A friend of mine and her husband from Cape Town took her 2 year old son on holiday with them to the french alps. He couldn't speak too well (couldn't say the letter 's' and 'j's came out as 'd's), and the entire trip he went went around screaming 'No No No' at the top of his voice. They thought he was being very disagreeable and told him off a few times, until they realised that he was trying to shout 'snow' (which there happened to be a lot of). They felt pretty bad, poor kid, not his fault that dumb grown ups don't get it.

xx
p.s. I always end up saying Par Cark instead of Car Park, and when I was little I couldn't tell the difference between Melon and Lemon. (I think I was dropped on my head a few too many times as a baby)

....so does it come with a hat?


flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
har har! I do Par Cark too sometimes.

and no C@ntus, I do spoonerisms on a regular basis; it's just that last night's was extremely confusing and funny.

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Trippie HippieBRONZE Member
old hand
733 posts
Location: Bewildered state of nothingness, United Kingdom


Posted:
When i was iccle i couldn't say 'Postman Pat' it would always come out as Poe Ma Pa??
I couldn't say glasses, that came out as Clankies and a Helicopter was an Oclerdod!!!!!
To this day, I still say Par cark from time to time

Oh, my It's official, not only WAS i a retard, but I still am
LOL
Taking it easy
Trippy

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Fly like a mouse, run like a pillow, be the small book case.

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Miss RubyBRONZE Member
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44 posts
Location: Darwin............, Australia


Posted:
Phenomenon DO DO do-do-do.
Phenomenon DO do-do DO.
Phenomenon DO DO do-do-do do-do-do do-do-do
do-do-do do-do-do do-do do do doooo do!

Thankyouverymuch.....

...a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men...

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.


_Stix_Pooh-Bah
2,419 posts
Location: la-la land


Posted:
Yey! I'm not the only one with Par cark issues.. not been able t say it for years..

oo-oo and minellium too...

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


SaBBaSenthusiast
215 posts
Location: Madrid, Spain


Posted:
i have LOTS of problems remembering the word.... wait... improvisation(sp?), at least in spanish, it makes me feel kinda stupid, specially as i'm in a theater group and sometimes tell ppl what we do... always end up explaining the word

Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda


Trippie HippieBRONZE Member
old hand
733 posts
Location: Bewildered state of nothingness, United Kingdom


Posted:
I've just found another one i can't say, much to the delight of my boss 'Statistics'.
Sa, st, s, sss, stit, sta, ssssssss Nope can't say it
LOL
Taking it easy
Trippy

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Last night i met some pixies and we danced around a stone.
N.E.W.B. Agent #012
"I Got Soul"
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Trippie Hippie- Monty Dons secret love child

Fly like a mouse, run like a pillow, be the small book case.

"Last night i met some pixies and we danced around a stone".

Because dressing up is fun.


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