I’d like to thank each and every person who shared their intimate details with the world in my last blog post. I discovered I had HPV (one of the cancer-causing strains) and needed surgery to correct it. I received an abundance of support from you all and I am forever grateful. That post also reminded some women to make (or keep!) their GYN post and generated much-needed discussion on a topic that’s not covered very much in the media. THANK YOU ALL.
I would love for you to think that I had a genius post for today, but I don’t. I’m not gonna lie. Sometimes, like Tuesday, I have a pretty serious post. Sometimes I have a hilarious post. And sometimes…I dunno. I feel the urge to produce something just for the sake of producing something.
I came across this post on Facebook, an article that describes how Americans speak English totally differently from each other. In case the name of my blog didn’t give you a clue, I’m a Northerner. Born and raised in New York City, to parents who to this day struggle with English, I was destined for language challenges.
When I was working at a pastry shop in college, I was admonished for “pronouncing pecans incorrectly.” Um, what? As a Northerner I pronounce it as PEE-cans. He, very condescendingly, informed me it is pronounced as pee-KAHNS. Well you know what, Rich? I wasn’t wrong. I said it right the first time!
Just like the words ‘caramel‘ and ‘pajamas,’ America is divided on how to pronounce many words. The biggest pet peeve of mine was when I got made fun of for talking about my sneakers…NOT tennis shoes!
How do YOU pronounce the words in this article? P.S. High fives for those who call them sneakers and NOT tennis shoes!
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