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Old 11-04-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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Do you realize that the "ol" and "skool"in your moniker is spelled incorrectly, my lord?
Did you realize that there is a space in between "three" and "sides"? Otherwise, that isn't a word.

P.S. "Ol" isn't even an Inland North or Upper Midwest pronunciation.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Caramel is pronounced 'care uh mel'

Carmel is pronounced 'Car mel'

I'm from Illinois and it is not pretty standard for any one outside Chicago to mispronounce those two words that have completely different definitions.
I didn't say Illinois. Chicago has its own dialect outside of IL.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Bastard.

I will teach my children to not speak this abomination known as General American English.
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Pronouncing a word correctly helps with spelling.
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"Correct" is relative. In Britain, most Americans would be pronouncing everything the wrong way. I've spoken with an Upper Midwest/Inland North hybrid since I was a child and spelling was never an issue for me. If what you say is true then why can people be good at spelling no matter what Anglophone country they are from? Spelling bee champions exist in all English speaking areas of the country and world.
"British" or "American", English is Not a phonetic language so arguing about that... Without really bothering to check I'm going to assume this word, like a majority of "modern" English words is derived from French (as I know it exists in French...). In this case, the "correct" pronunciation is 3 syllables; that said, I've used both... but 2 is usually for a town/place.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: White Sox Territory
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Like Care-mul. Think I'm a cross between the two typical pronunciations.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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care-uh-mel with no particular accent on a syllable.
Yep. That's me.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Did you realize that there is a space in between "three" and "sides"? Otherwise, that isn't a word.

P.S. "Ol" isn't even an Inland North or Upper Midwest pronunciation.
I've made a note of your counsel, my lord. That said, all of the Maesters of Westeros agree that "that" is a word, my lord.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Curra-mel. Pretty common pronunciation of the candied flavor in the DMV dialect.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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Curra-mel. Pretty common pronunciation of the candied flavor in the DMV dialect.
Love it.

What is curry? Is it an Indian dish? Nope. It's what Marylanders do to transfer something from one place to another.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:19 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Care - a - mail
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Care - a - mail
That's....different.
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