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Jan 14, 2013
 
Nick reads a lot -- a minimum of half an hour every night, even with kids and a usy schedule.

It now comes sometimes before sex. because after sex, we either talk for a while (him mostly) or we go to sleep, and he loses out on reading time (he almost always reads in bed rather than elsewhere).

As a result, he reads words that he never hears people use in real life, and he mispronounces them. I try to fix only the ones I think would be the most embarrassing or the ones he's most likely to say to someone other than me.

This weekend he said "meh-meh" instead of "meem" (for meme). I didn't correct it. I'm gonna just let him say words whatever the way he wants unless it annoys me rather than finding it cute.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
By the way, I didn't know what "dookie" meant. Then I watched tosh.0 and saw "cannonball dookie."

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Uncle_Joe wrote:
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I thought those were the kind of women you like... or is it only ok when they go home with YOU??
(Good to see you, Dog.)
Hey, I never said it was okay, just that I'm grateful.

And I don't turn the 20somethings heads anymore. I'm lucky to get the 40 or 50+ yo cigarette hags.

Maybe Jam should hang around people her own age and mentality level?

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I think its easy for us to judge because its not how we would conduct ourselves. But it could be his social circle's norm.
Kinda like the grandma having lunch with the grandkid and thinking the kid is completely rude for texting while they are having lunch as compared with the kid having lunch with one of his peers and doing the same thing, yet the friend thinks nothing of it cause the friend is doing the same thing. Just the way they roll.
True. My friend is 34, and the woman he's had 5-6 dates with and he are friends on FB. No way would I do that.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
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This weekend he said "meh-meh" instead of "meem" (for meme). I didn't correct it. I'm gonna just let him say words whatever the way he wants unless it annoys me rather than finding it cute.
I had no idea that was how it was prnounced.

There have been some doozies that I have flubbed that way over the years . Epitome comes to mind but there are others that I have blanked out.

BTW, I read the same way Nick does. If he is collecting words, try The New Yorker. And the cartoons are really funny, too.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
As much as you guys rag on my man Stephen, I have learned more words reading his work than anywhere else.
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I had no idea that was how it was prnounced.
There have been some doozies that I have flubbed that way over the years . Epitome comes to mind but there are others that I have blanked out.
BTW, I read the same way Nick does. If he is collecting words, try The New Yorker. And the cartoons are really funny, too.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Tales from the Python Challenge.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/12/3179250...

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Jan 14, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
As much as you guys rag on my man Stephen, I have learned more words reading his work than anywhere else.
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Nick reads Vince Flynn and John Sanford -- cop crime/dramas. I don't think it matters so much what you're reading, just read.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Nick reads a lot -- a minimum of half an hour every night, even with kids and a usy schedule.
It now comes sometimes before sex. because after sex, we either talk for a while (him mostly) or we go to sleep, and he loses out on reading time (he almost always reads in bed rather than elsewhere).
As a result, he reads words that he never hears people use in real life, and he mispronounces them. I try to fix only the ones I think would be the most embarrassing or the ones he's most likely to say to someone other than me.
This weekend he said "meh-meh" instead of "meem" (for meme). I didn't correct it. I'm gonna just let him say words whatever the way he wants unless it annoys me rather than finding it cute.
??? Is he asking you how the words are pronounced? If not, how do you know how he's pronouncing it? Is he reading out loud to you?

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>??? Is he asking you how the words are pronounced? If not, how do you know how he's pronouncing it? Is he reading out loud to you?
He'll use a word in every day conversation. He mangles celebrity names, too.

The other day he pronounced "adamant" with the emphasis on the "dam" syllable. I bit my tongue.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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He'll use a word in every day conversation. He mangles celebrity names, too.
The other day he pronounced "adamant" with the emphasis on the "dam" syllable. I bit my tongue.
Sea World has a water park called Aquatica.

Pronounce that.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I never said it was okay, just that I'm grateful.

And I don't turn the 20somethings heads anymore. I'm lucky to get the 40 or 50+ yo cigarette hags.

Maybe Jam should hang around people her own age and mentality level?
Sadly, some - nay, most - of these people are in my age group.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>He'll use a word in every day conversation. He mangles celebrity names, too.

The other day he pronounced "adamant" with the emphasis on the "dam" syllable. I bit my tongue.
You're a better woman than I. There's no way I would have been able to restrain myself from poking fun at that.

I think it's great that Nick reads a lot though!
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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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He'll use a word in every day conversation. He mangles celebrity names, too.
The other day he pronounced "adamant" with the emphasis on the "dam" syllable. I bit my tongue.
Hmmm...I was just thinking aout how you operate with this, and it seems ackwrds to me, though I'm sure less annoying.

Not that I correct my wife when we're among others, but if she mispronounces somethng and its just us, I correct her. I feel like its helping her to not sound dumb if she repeats it to others. On the other hand, if someone else makes the same mistake, I tend to leave it alone cause I really dont care how dumb they sound.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Sea World has a water park called Aquatica.
Pronounce that.
Uh-KWAT-ica.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmm...I was just thinking aout how you operate with this, and it seems ackwrds to me, though I'm sure less annoying.
Not that I correct my wife when we're among others, but if she mispronounces somethng and its just us, I correct her. I feel like its helping her to not sound dumb if she repeats it to others. On the other hand, if someone else makes the same mistake, I tend to leave it alone cause I really dont care how dumb they sound.
Well, yeah, he does it enough that I don't want to correct him every time, that just makes me kind of obnoxious about it, y'know? So I try to think "Oh, he's likely to use that word again with coworkers/friends, I should say something." Otherwise, I let it go, figure he's likely done this in front of other people, he's lived this long. It's only annoying when he disagrees with my pronunciation -- because I'm right every time. We haven't gone so far as to "let's look it up right now" though.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Uh-KWAT-ica.
A friend told me how one of his friends pronounce it.

ah-kwa-TEEK-uh

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that one.

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Jan 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>A friend told me how one of his friends pronounce it.
ah-kwa-TEEK-uh
I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that one.
This made me spit on my iPad.

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Jan 15, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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I had no idea that was how it was prnounced.
Seriously?

Here's an idea for next year's stocking stuffer: Hooked on Phonics.

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