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Postby Autarch » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:41 pm

It seems very weird that the word "arithmetic" has different pronunciations when used as an adjective vs as a noun, despite being spelled the same and having similar meaning, essentially being its own collateral adjective.
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Postby pana » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:45 pm

the pronunciation doesn't change in greek, if you were curious

similar: https://jakubmarian.com/english-words-that-change-meaning-depending-on-the-stress-position/
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Postby Kenny » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:49 pm

I knew that vittles came from victuals, but I didn't realize that they were pronunced the same. I thought the c in victuals was pronounced, because I've only ever read it (and if I had heard it, I would have thought people were saying vittles!)
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:52 pm

this one in nichey but:

despite it being one of my favorite albums consistently since i was thirteen, until 3 or 4 years ago, i had no idea that the Sundays’ first album involves wordplay and was named for the bands home city of Reading- not the act of reading- and should be pronounced accordingly (redding, not reeding)

in my defense, theres not really any obvious context given in the album itself and i’m from las vegas.
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Postby Kenny » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:56 pm

oh huh! That's new to me too, always thought it was reeding
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Postby pana » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:59 pm

reeding is reeding though
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:05 pm

whut?
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Postby pana » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:18 pm

your "whut?" made me google it and apparently "reading" and "reeding" are pronounced exactly the same (ˈriːdɪŋ). not that i've ever had to pronounce "reeding" but i figured there had to be a slight difference in that first vowel sound. but no, it's the exact same phonetic transcription. don don for pana, English remains a weird language
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:25 pm

i was so confused

i thought maybe the city was pronounced differently than i thought

or perhaps there was a different pronounciation of the act of reading in UK english.
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Postby Kenny » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:00 pm

The city is pronounced like Redding

English is a really stupid language to be the world lingua franca
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Postby kayke » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:30 am

I knew that people wore sweatbands on their heads to keep sweat out of their eyes.
Only realized this morning that people wear sweatbands on their wrists to keep their arm sweat from dripping onto their hands and making them slippery.
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Postby john plainman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 pm

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Postby hopped » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:34 pm

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Postby wintergreen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:51 pm

not that i've even visited pitchfork in the last five years, but i only just noticed the pitchfork in the logo:

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even though it actually looks like a trident.
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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:11 pm

badhat wrote:this one in nichey but:

despite it being one of my favorite albums consistently since i was thirteen, until 3 or 4 years ago, i had no idea that the Sundays’ first album involves wordplay and was named for the bands home city of Reading- not the act of reading- and should be pronounced accordingly (redding, not reeding)

in my defense, theres not really any obvious context given in the album itself and i’m from las vegas.


You sure about this? Wikipedia says that only Harriett Wheeler is from Reading, and that they all met at university in Bristol. If this is a genuine don-don then it's one that's gone over the head of every British disc-jockey and citizen ever, never heard anyone pronounce it like Reading, Berkshire
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Postby wintergreen » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:22 am

wikipedia says it's a pun, but you'll have to buy an article from a 1990 edition of the salt lake city deseret news to check their source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Writing_and_Arithmetic

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band The Sundays. It was released in the United Kingdom on Rough Trade Records, and in the United States on DGC Records. The album name is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading, Berkshire.[8]


8. "'Sundays' Will Add Hot Stuff to Cool Repertoire". Deseret News. 3 September 1990. Retrieved 12 December 2011. (Subscription required (help)). employs a pun involving the band's hometown (actually pronounced RED-ing not REED-ing)
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Postby grammatron » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:13 am

If she's from Reading, it's pretty safe to say it's a pun, regardless which way you choose to pronounce it.
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Postby Milk » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:24 am

hopped wrote:Image

dead at this don don from a friend


you see that's APPROXIMATELY what i'm talking about!
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Postby Milk » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:25 am

i don't have a don don but i want to say that whenever i see this thread's name i think of

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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:42 am

grammatron wrote:If she's from Reading, it's pretty safe to say it's a pun.


Not really
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Postby kid8 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 am

Milk wrote:i don't have a don don but i want to say that whenever i see this thread's name i think of

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Postby kid8 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:16 am

that guy is flamingo.
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Postby kid8 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:16 am

get the fuck out of here.
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Postby morbo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:33 pm

wouldn't be as easy to drain canned tuna using that method
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:42 pm

i think that method, or at least my can opener that's meant to be used that way, is uspposed to be better for animals cause it doesn't leave as sharp edges or something
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Postby Milk » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm

kid8 wrote:that guy is flamingo.



Flamenco. :roll:
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Postby Milk » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:05 pm

morbo wrote:wouldn't be as easy to drain canned tuna using that method



all can openers i've ever owned only open cans this way. Anyway you can still drain the tuna fine with the lid though personally i've always used a woven wire mesh strainer to drain my canned stuff.
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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:39 pm

Milk wrote:all can openers i've ever owned only open cans this way.


Yeah, there's another way to use a tin opener? :?
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