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  1. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    And no names...
    Any of you meatballs drop "Favre" I'll find where you live and knock your b!#&h a$$ out.

    Here's one:
    Gunwale.
    "Gun Whale?"... No! It's pronounced "genl".
     
  2. J. Bernie Cunningham Banned Banned

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    Hksoupioustimpockle

    Oddly pronounced as "jeff".
     
  3. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Hmmmm
    *glances down at fist*
    Maybe he's being honest with this. I guess I'll just have to trust
    *relaxes fist*
     
  4. J. Bernie Cunningham Banned Banned

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    Do names not count? My son's gonna be disappointed. How about Phlegmatic? I always think Nas and The Philharmonic's dropped an album together.

    Also if we're including you tea-sippers across the atlantic this will go on forever.

    Us ain't bad at words like yall be.
     
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    Came to say this. There are a lot of examples of nautical terms that are pronounced differently than they're written.
     
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    Fromundacheese!
     
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    But that's Italian.
     
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    Come to Massachusetts and try pronouncing town names
     
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    Colonel Angus as well.
     
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    Knife or anything with a silent k. I mean, wtf?
     
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    I always thought nadir was a strange word. Still not sure how you're supposed to pronounce it.
     
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