[Ads-l] How do you say "Huawuei"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 23:35:22 EDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> So what does not make sense in US is "either" being pronounced "eye"-ther
> instead of ~eether.

Well, that's one of those things. Though my mother used "eye-ther," I
prefer "ee-ther." Once, I thought that only the ill-educated used, e.g.
"I'm done," rather than the proper "I'm through." Now, I sometimes get the
impression that I may be the only person east of the Mississippi who does
*not* use "I'm done," like a talking Thanksgiving turkey. 😜

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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