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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Sooo....was the one/won thing a joke because i'm still confused?

    How would you phonetically say "I won one dollar"?

    I keep thinking and all I can come up with is 'wand' without the 'd'.
    I always thought they were pronounced the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    My Dh says pun-kin, instead of pumpkin. And Ung-yin, instead of Onion...so annoying, and now the kids are starting to do it too!

    I spent a few years in North QLD as a kid, but was born and otherwise raised in WA..people tell me I say pool/school/cool weird, but I just can't hear it!! I'm sitting here saying them out loud to myself..and they just sound normal! LOL (Thank-god everyone is in bed, no doubt I sound like a moron!)
    I have been told that I say pool/school/cool etc strangely as well (and i'm from Nth QLD too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnockKnockPenny View Post
    I keep thinking and all I can come up with is 'wand' without the 'd'.
    I always thought they were pronounced the same
    "Wan"? Weird.

    I've looked it up and all sources state that it's meant to be pronounced the same.

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    The only one that I pick up is my DP says "anythink" with a k not a g lol

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    Harass. It's HAR-rass, not har-RASS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Lambjam, is it correct to say "Hannah and me" or "me and Hannah" or does this not matter?
    It depends on the rest of the sentence. For example, "Hannah and I went to the park" is correct, just as "I went to the park" is correct.

    But "John took Hannah and I to the movies" would be incorrect, just as "John took I to the movies" is incorrect. Hannah being in the sentence doesn't change the grammatical structure, so it would be incorrect to switch "me" to "I".

    Does that make sense?

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    If you can take the first bit out and it still makes sense, it's right.

    Hannah and I went to the pool = I went to the pool.
    Hannah and me went to the pool = Me went to the pool.

    But:

    Would you come to the pool with Hannah and me = would you come to the pool with me.
    Would you come to the pool with Hannah and I = would you come to the pool with I. Quite wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I've never ever heard anyone say drawers!! Maybe we're all just lazy talkers around here!
    Draws - as in the art
    Drawer - one who draws or a compartment of a set of drawers
    Drawers - the piece of furniture usually for clothes

    Man I would hate to be learning English as a second language!

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    If people say draws, what's the singular? A draw?! I honestly never knew that was a common mistake. I guess they sound similar!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    It depends on the rest of the sentence. For example, "Hannah and I went to the park" is correct, just as "I went to the park" is correct.

    But "John took Hannah and I to the movies" would be incorrect, just as "John took I to the movies" is incorrect. Hannah being in the sentence doesn't change the grammatical structure, so it would be incorrect to switch "me" to "I".

    Does that make sense?
    Oh yes sorry I'm on board with whether it's "me" or "I". I think I am being too pedantic, for instance would I say

    "Would you like to come to the movies with me and Hannah?" Or

    "Would you like to come to the movies with Hannah and me?"

    Does this not matter?


 

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