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Dumbass 2From: Ilia

Things I have overheard in stores that makes me depressed to be an American:

Poinot noir - pronounced "pin-ot noyer"

Home depot - home -de-pot ("If the letter is silent it should also be invisible!")

Hors d'oeuvres - Horse dough-ee-oo-vers

Fajitas - fah-gee-tas ("We're in America, you pronounce them in American!")

Dear foreign countries, on behalf of those of us who don't suck, we're sorry for our village idiots....

--Ilia

 

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Account Deleted

"Damn furenners, cain't you learn to speak OUR language with your funny words?"

SS

It's even worse when the staff in a specialty store "corrects" the customer when the customer is saying it right and the staff is wrong. I went into a wine store and asked for a claret. The salesperson snootily informed me that it is "clar-ay". Um... no it isn't. Um... no. It's a british term so it's not pronounced in a french way.

kitai306

Ooh! Interesting trivia there SS. I would have assumed it had the French pronunciation.

Kai Lowell

My family and I pronounce Depot as "dee-pot" as a JOKE, but I shouldn't be surprised to realize there are people who think that's actually how it's pronounced...

Sales Agent Guy

I thought it was 'o-derves.' Shows what I know!

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