Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Una vez construi un ordenador de arena utilizando ramitas y trozos de cuerda

    Jaime, perdiste la habilidad a razonar... [​IMG]

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    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.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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.
     


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    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. [​IMG]
     


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    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?
     


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    How are you pronouncing douche?
    "Dowch", right? (hard "ch")
     


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    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.
     


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    "Dowch", right? (hard "ch")

    I think "doosh"
     


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    "Dowch", right? (hard "ch")
    [​IMG]



    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.)
     


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    [​IMG]

    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.)


    TouchÃ[​IMG] has the accent on the e, which gives it the ay sound.

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


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    Saying dou-shay would mean past tense, so like, someone who was once a douche.
     


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    TouchÃ[​IMG] 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.)
     


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    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.
     


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    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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