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post #106 of 70116
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Una vez construi un ordenador de arena utilizando ramitas y trozos de cuerda

Jaime, perdiste la habilidad a razonar...

Jon.
post #107 of 70116
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
When people have foreign names and expect you to pronounce it with a foreign accent.

I believe that this is part of every job interview at NPR.

Reminds me of the SNL skit.
post #108 of 70116
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Originally Posted by Quirk
As far as foreign pronunciations, it does grate me a little when people order a 'kra-SANNNT' in that stereotypical Noo Yawk accent. Years of French class put me in the habit of using the 'authentic' pronunciation, but in order to sound less pretentious at the local coffee shop, I eventually adopted a sort of middleground 'cruh-SAWNT'.
I consider it an admirable skill to be able to use foreign words, pronounced reasonably correctly (i.e. for the most part in their native pronunciation), in English conversation without sounding like a douche.
post #109 of 70116
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Originally Posted by j
I consider it an admirable skill to be able to use foreign words, pronounced reasonably correctly (i.e. for the most part in their native pronunciation), in English conversation without sounding like a douche.
Ha! Well, I didn't pronounce it like Niles Crane, if that's what you mean.
post #110 of 70116
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Originally Posted by j
I consider it an admirable skill to be able to use foreign words, pronounced reasonably correctly (i.e. for the most part in their native pronunciation), in English conversation without sounding like a douche.



How are you pronouncing douche?
post #111 of 70116
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Edited by tiecollector - 12/24/11 at 1:02am
post #112 of 70116
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Originally Posted by DeSica
How are you pronouncing douche?
"Dowch", right? (hard "ch")
post #113 of 70116
There are these recruiting posters in the subway in montreal for CAs. They imitate the cover of top of the charts music magazines. They're trying to make accountants look cool or something. They really piss me off b/c they stare you in the face and they have these people wearing the most ghetto fucking outfits imaginable. They have it all: AmJack, stripey shirts, torn jackets, ugly ass t-shirts, and retarded hair cuts. The men all have this stupid serious/"look how cool I am" look on their faces. It shouldn't bother me, but it does. Whoever picked the clothing for those photos should be skinned alived, doused in gasoline, and set ablaze. Just thinking about them is irritating.
post #114 of 70116
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Originally Posted by j
"Dowch", right? (hard "ch")

I think "doosh"
post #115 of 70116
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Originally Posted by j
"Dowch", right? (hard "ch")




If touche is commonly pronounced "tooshay," then shouldn't douche be pronouced "dooshay"? (though I know the "ay" sound makes it sound future tense in the French use.)
post #116 of 70116
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Originally Posted by DeSica


If touche is commonly pronounced "tooshay," then shouldn't douche be pronouced "dooshay"? (though I know the "ay" sound makes it sound future tense in the French use.)

Touché has the accent on the e, which gives it the ay sound.

Would pronouncing douche dou-shay be a douchey thing to do?
post #117 of 70116
Saying dou-shay would mean past tense, so like, someone who was once a douche.
post #118 of 70116
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Originally Posted by Bandwagonesque
Touché has the accent on the e, which gives it the ay sound.

Would pronouncing douche dou-shay be a douchey thing to do?


Right...accent eglec, I believe. It might be douchey, unless you were speaking French.

J, is Elle va doucher or Elle va se doucher correct in any way...I know it isn't proper futur simple or futur anterieur, but it just strikes me as passable in conversation (and what a conversation.)
post #119 of 70116
I am not too up on my French, but I think those constructions are right. Elle a douche' (accent aigu) would mean 'she washed' while Elle va doucher would mean 'she went to wash', etc. Someone can correct me.
post #120 of 70116
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Originally Posted by j
Someone can correct me.
No, this is too funny.

BTW, in French a douche is a shower. Yes, I have met a male French exchange student who told me that he douched in the morning.
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