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Old 09-03-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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All day they have been calling Camp Lejuene, Camp Le-jern. Please, for the love of bacon, correct your pronunciations.

Sorry for the rant.


This is in response to the story about the Marine being killed in a helicopter yesterday.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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Although it's almost never used, that is the correct pronunciation. I learned that from my son who's a Marine.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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HAHAH! Hilarious that the OP was correcting a correct pronunciation with an incorrect pronunciation! I would have done the same thing.

Pronouncing The 'R' In Camp Lejeune : NPR
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've never once heard that pronunciation. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Oh well.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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I've never once heard that pronunciation. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Oh well.

I hadn't heard it either and would have been right there with you. If anything, I owe you for saying something so that I could learn!

Kudos for saying you were wrong, btw. Too many people can't seem to see that admitting fault isn't a weakness - it shows growth!
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm not too proud to admit when I'm wrong. I've hung out with many military guys and none have ever pronounced it that way. We all learned something here.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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My husband is a former Marine, and even know I know the correct way is Le-jern, I still say La-june! :P
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I'm not so sure Spanky's wrong. There seems to be debate in the comments on that article that suggest the "r" sound may not really be correct either.

Hmmm....

To me it has always been pronounced without the r sound and I plan to remain in this "camp" (so to speak) until I'm convinced otherwise.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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I'm not so sure Spanky's wrong. There seems to be debate in the comments on that article that suggest the "r" sound may not really be correct either.

Hmmm....

To me it has always been pronounced without the r sound and I plan to remain in this "camp" (so to speak) until I'm convinced otherwise.
The family that it is named after says it's with the R. I bet over 90% of people mispronounce it, but the fact is that the family it is named after says it with an R sound.

You going to tell them they are wrong?
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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Ah who cares anyway. Makes it funnier if they are saying it wrong too I suppose. Language is not static anywhere anyway. "Right" and "wrong" changes through time.
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