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Old 11-22-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Personally, I think pronunciation matters as well. I mis-pronounce lots of words out of habit (creek=crick) but I know that I really shouldn't.
I have heard people all over the country use "crick". Again, it isn't a mispronounciation. Actually it is gramatically correct. The rule is , "when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." In both pronounciations, the "e" is talking. So, either is correct.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: New England
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I have heard people all over the country use "crick". Again, it isn't a mispronounciation. Actually it is gramatically correct. The rule is , "when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." In both pronounciations, the "e" is talking. So, either is correct.
Explain "good" and "food" then.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Explain "good" and "food" then.
Good point. The general rules of grammar are far from perfect in the English language. Another good example is the saying, "i before e except after c." That doesn't always work either.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Good point. The general rules of grammar are far from perfect in the English language. Another good example is the saying, "i before e except after c." That doesn't always work either.
"I" before "e" except after "c" or when sounded as "a" as in neighbor & weigh.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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"I" before "e" except after "c" or when sounded as "a" as in neighbor & weigh.

I know. No good rules, only contradictions.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I know. No good rules, only contradictions.
Yup. I remember being taught the rules, then after we learned them they said . . .but then there's the exceptions to the rules.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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Every native knows the best bait to buy for crappie fishing is a dozen or two of minners.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Every native knows the best bait to buy for crappie fishing is a dozen or two of minners.
Or as they say in other places, "croppie". That actually sounds better.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Or as they say in other places, "croppie". That actually sounds better.
Yes I have a friend that lives in Maine ... he says croppie.

But do you know what minners are?
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