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Then you look silly whenever you discuss Air-mess.

The fact is you can't easily convey the proper pronunciation via text. But "air-mess" is not the closest approximation.

They have the standardized international phonetic alphabet or whatever for that, but I don't know it.
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Posted on Chausser shoes over at the Styleforum blog. Some pretty good Men's Clothing type posts up there recently from Derek Guy if you haven't been checking it out.
I've always liked the natural cordo chukkas, but I missed out on them the one time Blackbird stocked them.
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@ Eternal Drake... that's Hiromi in your avatar?? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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yea buddy

nice.. interesting choice. Have you seen her live? Simply mind boggling. I've had the pleasure twice and met her once at a very small venue in Cleveland, OH. Literally sat next to the keyboard and was just mesmerized. She's on tour now but doesn't look like she'll be in your area (FL).
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I love the internet - you get 10 wrong answers for every right one but it stays hilarious, usually through a copious use of comedic repetition that would make Moliere proud.
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Then you look silly whenever you discuss Air-mess.
The fact is you can't easily convey the proper pronunciation via text. But "air-mess" is not the closest approximation.
They have the standardized international phonetic alphabet or whatever for that, but I don't know it.


What's the closest approximation then ? It sure isn't air-mezz.
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What's the closest approximation then ? It's sure not air-mezz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAYEEjKwBTw

I think "air-MEZZ" is the best thing to give to a random American walking down the street without needing any further explanation or even mention that it's french. It's obviously not perfect and doesn't convey a French accent in any way shape or form, but that's the price you pay for oversimplifying for a foreign language.

Air-mess isn't necessarily worse but he corrected me with his, not vice versa.
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To most people, it's HURR-mees. Even if you know the French pronunciation, seems kinda douchey to use it...at least in these Red State-ish parts.
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Someone link to a clip of Archer's pronunciation...been trying to find that. laugh.gif
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hahaha i found that looking for the other one.

I think it should be enforced forum-wide.
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Ok fine but we were talking about the correct pronunciation period, not the most appropriate pronunciation in such and such places. I agree with you on the practicality of "air-mezz" and I suppose it works in French too but air-mess is still more accurate.


What a silly discussion though. This is what happens when sw&d get bored !
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"Well Canadians start learning French at age 5 but I've still got yanks cunting over pronounciation"

GoldenTribe - let's start everything over, there seems to be a misunderstanding. Hi, my name is gdl203. I'm French. Born and raised in Paris. Nice to meet you. cheers.gif

hey - I'm just trying to help here...
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