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Old 01-23-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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I think that one may also be a matter of people thinking they see what they see and never having had it correctly in the first place.

I'm on a condo board. We have had a landscaping company for YEARS, a large firm that is up and down mid-Atlantic states, called Brickman Landscaping. The board president, who has been on the board for at least 15 years, who SIGNS THEIR FRIKKEN CONTRACTS, who is retired and at home and sees their trucks at the complex every week with their name clearly painted on the side, called them Brinkman. Always said Brinkman instead of Brickman.

Finally, feeling irritated one day, I asked her why she doesn't call them by the right name. I pointed to a truck. She was surprised to see that there was no "n" in the name. Thankfully, they combined with another company now and changed their name entirely.

People see what they think they see.
This reminds me of someone I knew who had lived all his life in St. Francois County, Missouri, which he pronounced as through it were spelled "Francis". When I mentioned how it was spelled he argued with me that it was spelled "Francis" and said, "I should know, I see the name on the courthouse every day."
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Occam's Razor.
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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People invariably pronounce "forte" when they intend to mean it as "strength" as "for-tay" when it should be "fort". If you were to pronounce it correctly, just about everyone else would think you were mispronouncing it when you were not.
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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I pronounce it Fortay, and I am not going to change that habit because it feels right to me even if it isn't.

Sometimes I pronounce words wrong, knowing they are wrong but I like the mispronounced way better.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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People invariably pronounce "forte" when they intend to mean it as "strength" as "for-tay" when it should be "fort". If you were to pronounce it correctly, just about everyone else would think you were mispronouncing it when you were not.
I had to look that up..."for-tay" is the musical term for loud or strong. So it's easy to see why the confusion.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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People invariably pronounce "forte" when they intend to mean it as "strength" as "for-tay" when it should be "fort". If you were to pronounce it correctly, just about everyone else would think you were mispronouncing it when you were not.
And that has nothing to do with the Mandela Effect.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Perhaps he posted in the wrong thread. I've seen that before.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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People invariably pronounce "forte" when they intend to mean it as "strength" as "for-tay" when it should be "fort". If you were to pronounce it correctly, just about everyone else would think you were mispronouncing it when you were not.
I know. I've known that for years, but to say it correctly would sound pretentious and like I'm saying "I know better than you, neh, neh."

I generally avoid the word if possible.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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And that has nothing to do with the Mandela Effect.
Haha, , and I answered it, too.
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: equator
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OK, I'm freaked out by the no-braces on Jaw's new GF. I definitely remember her with them, as that was the whole point of their connection in the scene.


We have to get to the bottom of this.


I also thought Castro had been dead for quite awhile. Now what else have I missed....misremembered, misheard.....
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