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Friday, May 19, 2006

RevGal Friday Five: Words

In honor of NotShyChiRev, who told us at breakfast yesterday he was a voracious reader as a child and learned many words he never heard spoken aloud (and how many of us can say, “Amen, brother!”):

Please tell us five words you had to think about really hard before saying them out loud for the first time, or that you discovered you had misapprehended when someone corrected your pronunciation.

As always let us know in the comments if you play!

Songbird and St. Casserole


  1. Hmm.
    This is my question, but I'm having trouble coming up with five.

    Let's start with gamut, which I heard in my mind as guh-MUTT. "It ran the guh-MUTT."

    I'll get ack to you when I remember a few more.

  2. I can't think of any such words, but I do like the new template. It is better to be a little more compact, too, with our blog list since we are becoming so many!

  3. Songbird-

    Stick this in the template in the post footer- <$BlogItemAuthor$> - That should make it post which of you wrote the post. I hope.

  4. I take it we are not counting O.T. Names...thinking and playing

  5. this is my first Friday Five! Posted over in SundaySundaeSunday

  6. I could only think of one, so I'll put it here: obstetrics.

  7. i was going to say i couldn't think of any words, until i read will smama's post on her blog. while i knew how to pronounce Sean, to this day i have no idea how to pronounce the name Siobahn. Huh?
    And, i guess i had no idea how to pronounce "halcyon" either.

  8. i played...with four words for now. :-)

  9. Mark, Siobhan is pronounced "Shev-aun" with the accent on the seond syllable (I'm Irish).

    I could only come up with one, but it's in my blog for today (Whine & Cheese). I know there are more, but those brain cells aren't functioning right now. Must be too many cleaning products...

  10. Tough one. I've done my best ...

  11. errr good question but brain dead.

    I always mixed Mitchell and Michael as a kid though.


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