Day 24: Giggles & Snorts

I rarely laugh at single words, but I think I can find five.

One of the things my travels has produced in great abundance has been people who do not enunciate. Other than the pet peeve, what I can find inordinately hysterical is when the pronunciation is a massacre which makes me ask the person to define the word. When the pronunciation is that bad, I cannot even grab the meaning from context.

You up for a game of questions?


1. This is a machine.

2. Chances are good you have used one on at least one end.

3. Even if you do not have one, someone you know does at home or at their business.

What is it?




1. It is a river in Louisiana.

2. The 22-mile bridge is called colloquially “The Whiskey Bay Bridge”.

3. Its basin floods and fertilizes sugar cane and rice fields.

Have you been there?

Pronounced ah-CHAFF-ah-lie-ah

Pronounced ah-CHAFF-ah-lie-ah


1. It is in the hardware store.

2. You own quite a few.

3. Your refrigerator has one.

Any idea?

Idea Light Bulb

Eureka! A Bright Idea!

I am laughing too hard to think of two more.

What words make you laugh, pronounced correctly or otherwise?

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  1. hehehe….

    Fassameal is HYSTERICAL….I think I might giggle at that one for awhile.
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    • That one always makes me smile. To think the man who said it was old enough to remember when they were first introduced to the mainstream makes it even more hysterical. xxx

  2. That would have to be “pond setter” turns out it is a flower.
    Oh and “tie-la-noy”
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    • Oh, my! I have had the massacre of Tylenol before, but the poinsettia is a new one for me. I usually hear it as pern-set-ee-ya.

  3. totsymae1011

     /  May 24, 2013

    Why Red, I’m shocked and insulted that you’d think for a minute I would know these words.

    The first one is, of course, fast food.

    The second is one of my favorite fast food joints, Chick Fil A. You went and got all fancy with the spelling and whatnot but remember, I speak Southern. Therefore, I’m bilingual.

    Bub is the fella who lives on the right side of me who cuts the grass on my side and leave the debris in my driveway. I’m gonna cut him!

  4. I got the bub one. I must admit to mispronouncing a few words because I didn’t know how they were really spelled. Like remnant I used to think was rem-in-nent.
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    • I still hear that one every once in a while. One of the ones which drive me bats is pee-on-sull.

  5. Me speak some American! πŸ™‚

    Love and hugs!

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  6. You cannot blame people for mispronouncing words and name places coming out of the great state of Leweasyana, sorry but you simply cannot. Ya’ll simply do not speak or spell right.

    The rest, this is all Southern speak. What is the problem?

    I often have problems wrapping my lips around words. I hear them in my head they do not come out of my mouth properly. I don’t know why, perhaps it is I am around to many Texans.

    Woe is me.
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    • I know I have to fight everyday not to learn South Carolinian. *shudder* I will take Texan over it every day of the week. I think about the first time I took Brooklyn across the Tchefunkte River. Somehow he did not get the connection between it and places like Hauppague and Montauk. Le sigh. Although, he never forgot how to spell Thibodeaux (or Boudreaux for that matter). *giggles*

  7. Bub is the most hilarious one of all! I had an uncle from rural Alabama with no teeth. I loved him to pieces, but all I understood from him were my name, his tone of voice, and the word whisky! LOL I’m from Bahston where everyone drops their r’s and talks faster than they drive.

    Love this post, Red!
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    • My great grandfather growled. I could understand a few of his words, like outside and candy. I learned a lot about listening being around him and a babysitter who had a cleft palate (which at the time we called a hairlip). Most people today only understand SOB and sh!t when he says them. I find it hysterical because people could never follow our conversations. πŸ˜‰

  8. These are hilarious, Red; brought many giggles! Loved Fassameal and Bub the best! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! xoxo
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  9. I used to purposely (mis)pronounce phrases like fox pass and voyla. On purpose, mind you. Until I realized people thought I was ignorant. so now I say faux pas and voila, like every other edoocated fool on the planet!
    loved yours, Red!

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    • The only one I routinely mispronounce is envy, for my mother. She says uhnvee as well. πŸ˜›

  10. At-cha-filet-ah? Well who knew? πŸ™‚ lol
    I like these and yes they are definitely funny, a definite giggle-fest and I would imagine that you have hundreds of similar jovial examples to offer us here πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful Monday Red πŸ™‚

    Andro xxxx

    • LOL There are hundreds from home which are butchering of the Native American languages. I hope you are off to a great start to your week, giggles included. πŸ™‚


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