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#77304 - 07/30/02 08:34 PM Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
sjm Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
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Recently I was watching a cooking show featuring an Australian presenter. Since my father taught me that the "differently abled" are children of Allah, I won't mock her for suffering that cruel affliction. However, she did insist on pronouncing the name of Bush Sr.'s favourite vegetable "brocco-lie". My question is, was this just an individual quirk, or another example of the process by which English has devolved into Strine?


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#77305 - 07/30/02 08:59 PM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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maybe she just meant the plural.

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#77306 - 07/30/02 09:07 PM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
hev Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
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Brocco-lie

Glad to see that the "differently abled" are not to be mocked, sjm! I'm beginning to appreciate this Allah of yours.

I'm only speaking for myself, not the rest of the "differently abled" population, but I say Brocco-lie. So, what's the crime?


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#77307 - 07/31/02 12:07 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
doc_comfort Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 618
Loc: Australia
~lee here, just to be different.


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#77308 - 07/31/02 01:35 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
hev Offline
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just to be different.

Yeahbutt®, you're from South 'Differently Abled'. SDAs do everything a little different. Dance, plants, prance... hey, no one said we couldn't mock our own!


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#77309 - 07/31/02 07:00 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
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Brits used to say "brocco-lee".

Now they call it "calabrese"


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#77310 - 07/31/02 08:04 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
Jackie Offline

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"Brocco-lie"?? Ok, I'll be kind: outrage; horrors; anathema.


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#77311 - 07/31/02 08:44 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
Chemeng1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/01
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Loc: Alabama
Maybe I'm just rough around the edges, but as I spoke the word out loud it came out 'broc-lee'. That's right, two syllables.


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#77312 - 07/31/02 08:47 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
boronia Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 322
Loc: Toronto, Canada
And I say it brockle-ee, which is not quite the same as brocco-lee.


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#77313 - 07/31/02 09:35 AM Re: Brocco-lie or brocco-lee?
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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I'm with boronia:

brockle-ee

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