[Ads-l] Heard on Border Wars, reality-TV re narcotics-smuggling

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 21 02:14:10 EDT 2017


> If "carri-BEE-an" is good enough for Billy Ocean and Enya, it's good
enough for me.

Amen, Jim!

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:11 AM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> If "carri-BEE-an" is good enough for Billy Ocean and Enya, it's good
> enough for me.
>
> Jim Parish
>
>
> On 7/21/2017 1:09 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>
>> _Caribbean_ pronounced by the voice-overer as "carri-BEE-an" - the
>> pronunciation of my lost youth - and not as the contemporarily-preferred
>> "curRIBBian. Already, back in the '70's, I had a battle of the dictionary
>> with a roommate who refused to believe that "carriBEE-an" had ever been
>> the
>> preferred pronunciation. OTOH, he won, when I refused to believe that
>> _aloose_ wasn't more standard than what I had always thought of as
>> _'loose_.
>>
>> And, as Google notes,
>>
>> "People also ask
>> What do loose mean?"
>>
>
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-Wilson
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