Tuesday, August 22, 2006

JonBenet question

How do you pronounce her name? I think it's supposed to be "Jon" as in "John," but more and more the talking ratfaces are pronouncing it almost like "Jean," Frog for "John." Annoying, but not nearly as much as when I hear "negotiation" pronounced "nego-cee-ation." That bugs me to the point of writing threatening letters (don't worry, I always sign other people's names).

Bonus question: Why doesn't anybody in the U.S. pronounce "aunt" as "Ant" anymore, but rather, "Ahnt"? Is it reverse snobbery? Does "Ant" sound too WASPy?

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