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Old 08-31-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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funnily? honestly? and you're concerned about how Mainers say radiator?

 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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40 years here, never heard it pronounced that way or "funnily."
"funnily" is the correct adverbial form.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Never heard it but may be for the same reason you use a fake word, "funnily".
See the dictionary or my explanation in the post below.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/funny

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Born and raised in Maine; never heard "RA-di-ay-tor" un til I was stationed in Jersey. Where was you "inquiring mind" visiting?
Hmmm...I lived in Maine for eight years, and then in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and New Jersey, for nine years. I might have heard that pronunciation is Pennsylvania, but I am pretty confident I heard it multiple times in Maine. I could be wrong though.

As for "funnily", it is an adverb; "funny" is an adjective. One "speaks funnily", not "funny". I have always used that form; I guess I am intelligent and well educated.

I also say "he was lying in bed", not "he was laying in bed", because "lie" is the intransitive form. Many educated people use "lay" incorrectly.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Hmmm...I lived in Maine for eight years, and then in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and New Jersey, for nine years. I might have heard that pronunciation is Pennsylvania, but I am pretty confident I heard it multiple times in Maine. I could be wrong though.

As for "funnily", it is an adverb; "funny" is an adjective. One "speaks funnily", not "funny". I have always used that form; I guess I am intelligent and well educated.

I also say "he was lying in bed", not "he was laying in bed", because "lie" is the intransitive form. Many educated people use "lay" incorrectly.
you sound a bit "touched"
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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funnily? honestly? and you're concerned about how Mainers say radiator?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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"funnily" is the correct adverbial form.
A cat can have her kittens in the oven and call them biscuits but it doesn't make it so!
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Hmmm...I lived in Maine for eight years, and then in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and New Jersey, for nine years. I might have heard that pronunciation is Pennsylvania, but I am pretty confident I heard it multiple times in Maine. I could be wrong though.

As for "funnily", it is an adverb; "funny" is an adjective. One "speaks funnily", not "funny". I have always used that form; I guess I am intelligent and well educated.

I also say "he was lying in bed", not "he was laying in bed", because "lie" is the intransitive form. Many educated people use "lay" incorrectly.
Edit...no, it's not worth it. I've seen your other posts...it's just not worth my time and effort.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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A cat can have her kittens in the oven and call them biscuits but it doesn't make it so!
now that's funnily, I don't care who you are
 
Old 08-31-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I pronounce "radiator" as "RAY-di-ay-tor", like it is pronounced here:

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation

When I lived in Maine though, everyone pronounced it: "RA-di-ay-tor", which rhymes with "gladiator".

I want to know why. Thanks.
Well let me ask you something. You know those big old things that have hot water going through them to heat your building. Do you all them RADS or RAIDS. So much for the raid e ator. When you get a hole in your rad your car overheats eh?
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