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Old 05-30-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by ciscotree View Post
Personally, I just read the words like they are meant to be said according to a dictionary or native language.

Mueller != Miller I don't care if you can't say your own name correctly.
The thing is, the way someone pronounces their own name is, by definition, the correct way to pronounce it. Even if you don't care for the way they pronounce it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Some pronounce "Manshack" with a silent H.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I guarantee you it's not trendy, (nice spelling buddy.) From the day I was born it's been pronounced that way.

If you don't like it, MOVE. Good riddance to bad rubbish! You can't move somewhere, not learn about the local culture, and then assume they are idiots because they don't do something in a manner you think they should be doing it. That's why Texan's hate when "foreigners" (Californian's, New Yorkers, Floridians, etc...) move here. Stay out so we don't have to deal with your snobby, uptight, vain nature.
God I'm so absolutely sick and tired of hearing people say the whole "if you don't like it 'move'" or "don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out" responses in threads anytime someone's opinion is different.

Get over yourself. You are what makes a place unfriendly, this holier than thou attitude when someone has something slightly critical to say about Texas, or God forbid Austin. It's like people have to tip toe around worried all the time that someone is going to bite their head off if they have something to say that may be contradictory to what supposed "true Austonians" think.

Of all the places I've lived and visited I must say Austin takes the cake with residents that attack people who disagree with them and so far my favorite attack is this negative connotation involved with Californians. Guess what, there are jackholes from California, and jack holes from Texas, it's rather evenly distributed but as I can honestly say that I have never seen Californians attacking people specifically because of their geographic location... but who knows... maybe that's just a Texas thing and I'm just some moronic idiot born in Iowa... but that's just redundant.

End rant.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Some pronounce "Manshack" with a silent H.
hahahaha!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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The thing is, the way someone pronounces their own name is, by definition, the correct way to pronounce it. Even if you don't care for the way they pronounce it.
I guess so.

My last name is Johnson but i pronounce it "Rodriguez". So, I guess I am correct--by definition.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Southwest Austin
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I wonder how Jimmy Smits would pronounce Guadalupe?

I love this classic clip from SNL.

Antonio Mendoza - YouTube
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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wadda loop

You can add a long a to the end.

wadda loop a
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Houston
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My junior-high-school spanish teacher in Houston insisted that the proper pronunciation of San Felipe Road there was "San-Fillup-ee", not "San-Fel-ee-pay". I also like the "San-Sayba" and "Bear" pronunciations. I admit I'm maybe guilty at times of trying to affect a proper Spanish (or Mexican) pronunciation. Like when my New York friends ask me why I say "San Fel-ee-pay" ... I just can't help it, maybe took too many years of Spanish. But, I think any way to say it is ok as long as its not snobbery.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Here's my best pronunciation story... my ex had a friend who was born and raised and lived in an and hardly ever went out of New York, New York. And there is a prominent, well known street in NYC, a block below First Street, named Houston Street, pronounced HOUSE ton.

This friend was talking to my ex about some travel plans she had made, such that she would be visiting HOUSEton, Texas.

Ex: That's pronounced HYOO stun.

Friend: What?

Ex: The city in Texas, it's pronounced HYOO stun.

Friend: What? No, I'm going to HOUSE ton.

Ex: Seriously, the city is called HYOO stun.

Friend: Stop it! Why are you doing this? I'm not going to HYOOOOOO stun! I'm going to HOUSE ton, like the street!

Ex: That's what I'm trying to tell you...

At which point her friend slammed out of the place and wouldn't speak to her for weeks... convinced my ex was trying to mess with her mind.

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/London, UK
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lol

Apollo 13: "HOUSEton we have a problem. HOUSEton we have a problem! HOUSEton we have a problem!!!!"

Houston Space Command: "Apollo who are you talking to?"
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