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Jackie #174651 03/13/08 04:58 AM
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Law and lore do NOT rhyme, any more than all and awl do, i__ega_dless of the added r. And I shall defend to the death my right to say so.


Oleh Guapa! At six in the morning I salute you!

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 Originally Posted By: The Pook
[I never realised that "um" is pronounced "əm" (or "erm" in non-rhotic British transliteration) by Americans.


is it? not where I come from. erm is separate. but they both mean the same thing.

 Originally Posted By: The Pook
I always thought it was "um" (that is, IPA "ɶm" or "ɑm"). That's how we say the exclamation meaning, "err, ahh, I'm not sure."


exactly.


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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
... I have known quite a few from across the pond who had it hammered into them in grammar school ...

When I wrote the post, I knew that "taught" was a loaded word implying "in school", but I couldn't think of a better one without making the post even more long-winded. I meant something more along the lines of "aquired a attitude from the general environment". The observed end result came about somehow.

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 Originally Posted By: Myridon
aquired a attitude...


Is that a Texas idiom? We would say 'an attitude'.

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I like to call it -- and this may be the 'official' name -- the intrusive R.

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Many NY(city) english speakers have intrusive R, (and yes, i would understand laura norder (as law and order)

and Moshula parkway is often called Marsha Lou parkway.. (it confused the hell out of me as a child.) there are other examples of the intrusive R.. (and some of them exist in my speech) but for the life of me, i can't think of any others.

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Hey, \:\) Helen, cute pictures everywhere! Dante Gabriele Rossetti?
Or Edward Burne-Jones ?

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Not to confuse things: but as to the original post ...
pigeon toed, the person's feet turn inwards when they are walking. Then there's also "duck foot" where the person's feet turn outward. Often seen in the walk of professional ballet dancers, especially the women.

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oh, my avatar...(i was confused by your comment, at first)

i have no idea. I'm not much into avatars.. and on another BB i was one of handful of posters with out one.. another member of that BB said I MUST HAVE ONE. and that i needed a goddess like avatar, (which she provide me with, in an 80 X 80 pixel format) and since avatars have become the norm here, and i had an 80 X80 image handy... i have an avatar. (the goddess is knitting, cause, D'oh)

i can image my self looking like that.. (but anyone who has met me in person might have difficulty!)

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Oh, of course, sorry. It was very off topic. But a nice image distracts me. Well, pigeon toes and duck feet are not my strongest point.

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