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I just remembered...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 06, 2015 02:54PM
...how my 7th grade Social Studies teacher pronounced aborigines.

uh-BORE-gines.

That's a hard "g". I don't know how to write a hard "g".




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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 06, 2015 02:58PM
G as in "Jeans" or "Grass"?
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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 06, 2015 03:05PM
Similar to the british/european word for eggplant?



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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 06, 2015 03:06PM
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mikebw
G as in "Jeans" or "Grass"?

G as in Grass.




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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 06, 2015 03:08PM
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Paul F.
Similar to the british/european word for eggplant?

Aubergine? That's a soft G right? Surprisingly, that LOOKS very similar to what he was saying. But he was definitely referring to the native people Australia.




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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: Schpark
Date: February 06, 2015 03:17PM
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bazookaman
...how my 7th grade Social Studies teacher pronounced aborigines.

uh-BORE-gines.

That's a hard "g". I don't know how to write a hard "g".

Like uh-BORE-guy'ns?



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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 06, 2015 03:18PM
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Schpark
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bazookaman
...how my 7th grade Social Studies teacher pronounced aborigines.

uh-BORE-gines.

That's a hard "g". I don't know how to write a hard "g".

Like uh-BORE-guy'ns?

yep.




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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: billb
Date: February 06, 2015 03:20PM
remembering 7th grade is great
but can you remember what you had for breakfast
or where you parked your car 5 minutes ago ?



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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: pinion
Date: February 06, 2015 03:27PM




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Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 06, 2015 03:31PM
Just use autochtone. C'est tres elegant.
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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 06, 2015 03:47PM
I had a high school English teacher, if you can believe it, that pronounced Poseidon, like "PO-see-dun," with the accent on "PO"
I did not correct her, but boy did I ever want to. Drove me nuts.





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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: rz
Date: February 06, 2015 04:23PM
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Schpark

Like uh-BORE-guy'ns?

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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: Don C
Date: February 06, 2015 04:54PM
If you get all your information from readying, you might never hear the "correct" pronunciation. Of course ONE of the things that a discussion group in college might address would be that very question.
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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: yeoman
Date: February 06, 2015 05:13PM
On a slightly related subject, when last in Australia I learned that indigenous Aborigines prefer to be addressed as Aboriginal. It's not limited to Australia as I came across the same preference in other countries.
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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: BernDog
Date: February 06, 2015 08:15PM
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rgG
I had a high school English teacher, if you can believe it, that pronounced Poseidon, like "PO-see-dun," with the accent on "PO"
I did not correct her, but boy did I ever want to. Drove me nuts.

I corrected our freshman earth science teacher every chance I got. What a dingbat. I got in arguments with her about once a week. They usually ended with the rest of the class standing behind me and affirming her wrongness. One that stands out in my memory was when she told us diamonds weren't crystals. Another was a shouting match with me yelling "to-PO-graph-y!" her yelling back "TOP-o-graph-y!" She also referred to them as topography (her pronunciation) maps, rather than topographIC maps. I should have been sent to the office a lot, but I don't think she wanted me to tell anyone what I was in trouble for.
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Re: I just remembered...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 10, 2015 06:02AM
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Don C
If you get all your information from readying, you might never hear the "correct" pronunciation. Of course ONE of the things that a discussion group in college might address would be that very question.

Happens with my step sons all the time. They baffle us with truly odd pronunciation.
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