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Old 08-02-2017, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Wait. What? You have 3400 books on your "to read" list?!?

*picks self up off the floor*

So THIS is why you read while on the treadmill. You HAVE to read EVERY waking minute. Which makes me think: you shouldn't ever sleep. You have no TIME to sleep.

On the plus side, you read more books per week than most people. Good for you!
Ha, ha....tell me about it. When I die just put the books in the ground with me, lol.


The funny thing about me reading so much is I know a lot of words I just don't know how to pronounce them all becaue I never hear them. Mike is a TV/news watcher. He hears a lot of words but he is a terrible speller. We work well together
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Here is my master list

https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...ource=homepage
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Ha, ha....tell me about it. When I die just put the books in the ground with me, lol.


The funny thing about me reading so much is I know a lot of words I just don't know how to pronounce them all becaue I never hear them. Mike is a TV/news watcher. He hears a lot of words but he is a terrible speller. We work well together
Hahahaha!

Here's a story that I keep remembering about pronunciation: When I was very young -- a child -- I was reading a magazine that was around the house. The word "celebrity" was in the article. I had no idea what "celebrity" meant and, in my head, I pronounced it as "sell-a-britty," with harsh emphasis on the first syllable. I didn't ask anyone what it meant or how to say it -- I thought that I should have known everything. Then, a year or several years later, when I heard the word said out loud, I had a flashback to that magazine article. It was an "aha!" moment and then the article made sense. I didn't remember who was being referenced -- I remember nothing other than that ONE WORD! -- but I was happy to have solved the riddle.

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OMG!

You can knock one of them off your list: You have What Is Good? on there twice. One down, 3380 to go!
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Ha, ha....tell me about it. When I die just put the books in the ground with me, lol.


The funny thing about me reading so much is I know a lot of words I just don't know how to pronounce them all becaue I never hear them. Mike is a TV/news watcher. He hears a lot of words but he is a terrible speller. We work well together
There are online dictionaries that have the "sound" of a word's pronunciation.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Hahahaha!

Here's a story that I keep remembering about pronunciation: When I was very young -- a child -- I was reading a magazine that was around the house. The word "celebrity" was in the article. I had no idea what "celebrity" meant and, in my head, I pronounced it as "sell-a-britty," with harsh emphasis on the first syllable. I didn't ask anyone what it meant or how to say it -- I thought that I should have known everything. Then, a year or several years later, when I heard the word said out loud, I had a flashback to that magazine article. It was an "aha!" moment and then the article made sense. I didn't remember who was being referenced -- I remember nothing other than that ONE WORD! -- but I was happy to have solved the riddle.



OMG!

You can knock one of them off your list: You have What Is Good? on there twice. One down, 3380 to go!
Speaking of mispronunciations, my SIL pronounces 'beautiful' as 'bee-U-tee-full.' English isn't her first or second language but she has been speaking English almost as long as the others and has no accent in English. The trouble is that I have to remind myself by now not to say that since I hear her pronunciation in my head every time I hear the word.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Speaking of mispronunciations, my SIL pronounces 'beautiful' as 'bee-U-tee-full.' English isn't her first or second language but she has been speaking English almost as long as the others and has no accent in English. The trouble is that I have to remind myself by now not to say that since I hear her pronunciation in my head every time I hear the word.
That's a bee-U-tee-full story!
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