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Old 08-21-2006, 03:42 AM   #11
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They call them baked potatoes Ishbel. Or rather they call them loaded potatoes since they put 2500 calories worth of other crap on them. I've caught myself saying baysil rather than baaaasil recently. I'm holding up on tomatoe and resisting tomaytoe though, and since we're in peak tomato season I ought to be pleased with myself probably.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:29 AM   #12
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I think the real test may be oreeegano or Oh regg ah no
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:59 AM   #13
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Or have they all stopped being "Herbs" and become "'erbs" now....in which case it doesn't matter..... divided by a common language eh?! rofl
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:10 AM   #14
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Scotty, Julia Child said "Tomahtoes" and she was very American.

Most Americans say "erbs" rather than "Herbs." It's a random thing, I guess.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:23 AM   #15
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I think it's maybe from the french pronounciation of 'herbes'?
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:50 AM   #16
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Yes, I am sure that is the derivation of the American pronounciation, but its one of those funny things...we think we speak the same language but the subtle differences often make more difference than you could imagine.

My desparate sister in law was in a terrible state the first time she visited me in the West Country, we went shoppping and shopkeepers could not understand why she would want a bathroom while she was out shopping...she was too embarassed to ask me and I had no idea why she kept wandering off and getting more and more flustered, lol.....once she admitted the transaltion was almost as embarrasinng for her as the need itself! LOL
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:34 AM   #17
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They call them baked potatoes Ishbel. Or rather they call them loaded potatoes since they put 2500 calories worth of other crap on them. I've caught myself saying baysil rather than baaaasil recently. I'm holding up on tomatoe and resisting tomaytoe though, and since we're in peak tomato season I ought to be pleased with myself probably.
:Bay-sil" isn't correct? It is around here.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:07 PM   #18
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Ba zil in the UK.
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