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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 21 08:52:42 EDT 2017


I say "CarriBEEan."

Always have.

Always will.

Also "HiroSHEEma."

JL

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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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