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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

I will never say tomato like a european though. or pasta...

There's more than one way to say pasta...?

Mind, on a United Airlines flight, the flight attendant called penne "penny pasta"--which sounded really unappetizing.

Neal always confuses me with "bin lorry". It still takes me a second to get what he means. And he's constantly getting raised eyebrows whenever he mentions he needs a jumper.

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

And he's constantly getting raised eyebrows whenever he mentions he needs a jumper.

I think Neal would look cute in a little corduroy jumper hemmed just above the knee. Think the ones everyone had to make in junior high Home Ec class( and not of the coat variety but of the girl's dress variety). (Okay, maybe they don't have Home Ec anymore but I remember having to take 3 years of the damn class and making aprons and corduroy jumpers every year. Maybe Neal should have an apron too.)

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tway

And he's constantly getting raised eyebrows whenever he mentions he needs a jumper.

I think Neal would look cute in a little corduroy jumper hemmed just above the knee. Think the ones everyone had to make in junior high Home Ec class( and not of the coat variety but of the girl's dress variety). (Okay, maybe they don't have Home Ec anymore but I remember having to take 3 years of the damn class and making aprons and corduroy jumpers every year. Maybe Neal should have an apron too.)

I know!!!! Everyone's automatic reaction is always "What, those things little girls wear?"

In Home Ec I sewed together a god-awful black and fushia t-shirt with little stars. It was essentially a square with arm holes. We even had a fashion show and strutted around to Summer Lovin'.

14. Posted by wololooo (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

I will never say tomato like a european though. or pasta...

How do Americans say pasta? please do tell ...

15. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Quoting bex76

As I work in IT I have had to start pronouncing router in the kiwi way, which makes me cringe every time I say it but if I say it the English way people laugh because of the meaning of the word 'root' here.

When I first saw the term in my secondary school years (5th-6th form), I pronounced it as roo-ter too. Then one day, I saw an application form for leased-line connection which specifically advised applicants that the correct way to pronounce it was "row-ter" and not "roo-ter". And since then, I changed to calling it "row-ter". I think because most, if not all, network equipment manufacturers are American companies, they influenced the pronunciation of the term in most other countries. Earlier this year, I saw a broadband ad on UK television. That guy pronounced it the way British do, and it made me smile thinking back 10 years ago. :)

I once had a router that was rooted; a rooted router

As for lingo, I can't stand people who return from a trip to the UK and end every sentence with "yeah". Even Jamie Oliver overdoes the whole "yeah" thing and ends up soundlike like a twat.

Actually, I say "twat" now and then.

16. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting wololooo

Quoting Cool Paul

I will never say tomato like a european though. or pasta...

How do Americans say pasta? please do tell ...

we say the "a" in tomato like the "a" in pay

and we say the "a" in pasta like the "a" in pizza....simile all'italiano

17. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

While on the topic of lingo....

I can't believe how many British, Irish, Kiwi, and Aussie men AND women say c*nt! seriously though a lot of them drop the C-bomb like it was bread crumbs.

That word is a big no no in North America. That's one of those words like the N-word. you just don't say it....in public...or around people you don't know.

18. Posted by gocebe (Inactive 48 posts) 7y

I'm non-native speaker who has been living in the States unfortunately i have picked up the habit of saying "How are you?" and walking away. I also hate saying "What's up?" but I always do.

Also I hate the fact that Americans do not pronounce the letter "t" in most words. That's why I can never say Connecticut!

19. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

we say the "a" in tomato like the "a" in pay

and we say the "a" in pasta like the "a" in pizza....simile all'italiano

Isn't that how everyone pronounces pasta? And I had no idea that router could be pronounced "rooter". I even feel dirty typing that.

The American pronounciation of tomato makes total sense to me. Same as potato right? :) That said, I pronounce it the Australian way now. Been drilled into me.

20. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting gocebe

I'm non-native speaker who has been living in the States unfortunately i have picked up the habit of saying "How are you?" and walking away. I also hate saying "What's up?" but I always do.

Also I hate the fact that Americans do not pronounce the letter "t" in most words. That's why I can never say Connecticut!

we don't pronounce the letter T? that might be a Connecticut thing