Many thanks to reader Jenny, who sent me this link (turn up your speakers) to the proper BRITISH pronunciation of the word thorough. And it has to be right, because they have a queen.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 07:15 PM
My British Sister in Law is always trying to convince me that in Heaven we will all speak the Queen's English.
Y'all know we down in the South don't buy that for a minute!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 07:21 PM
Yeah, but do we call our elevators "lifts," do we line up in "queues," and do we drive "lorries"? No...
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 07:28 PM
So what does that make me when I say -- thor--row? :D
Lisa B @ simply His |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 07:28 PM
I have never heard anyone pronounce thorough that way before. Seriously.
But, I don't talk to too many British folk.
Jenny @ a latte talk |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:23 PM
Time to change all of your Bibles out to KJVs!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:29 PM
Woot! I grew up learning British english and it's the TRUE language... coz you know, they spoke it first and all. :P
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:35 PM
I love ANYTHING said in a British accent. Those Brits can make anything sound brilliant!
(And for real - this is #95 from my 100 Things list on my blog.) https://truthinsoliloquy.wordpress.com/100-things/
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:36 PM
If a British accent is good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me.
Stretch Mark Mama |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:42 PM
I always thought that the American Southern accent was a direct descendant of the British accent! Now, of course, once we went into the hills, we made it all our own-ha!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:51 PM
Lee Ann |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 08:53 PM
There's a reason we fought the War for Independence, you know...
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 09:46 PM
So, I say it right...for where I live. :D
That's a handy web site to keep on hand, btw...nice find (WTG Jenny).
The Pear Lady |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 09:50 PM
I am pretty sure that has only vindicated you if you in fact are British. Cause the "American" is still thor-oh. And since my British friends call their sweaters "jumpers" I am going to stick to speaking American.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:16 PM
Ummm. . . I hate to point this out, but. . . Did anyone hear the man's American pronunciation? lol :)
Rosa Veldkamp |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:18 PM
Still won't pronounce it that way, but I'm enjoying your posts.
faithful chick |
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:32 PM
Being a *colonial* (I'm from Australia) I'm with you. And smellyann? *grin* Yes, WE do!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:51 PM
I heard once that Southern dialect is closer to our native British tongue anyway.
Long live the Queen.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 11:25 PM
JanMary, N Ireland |
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 01:14 AM
That's how I say it, too! (I live in Australia.)
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 03:32 AM
See, I said that's how we say it over here (I'm a Londonder!). And if asked, I would have said that Americans say it -oh.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 03:57 AM
What about the Canadian way to say it? I do blame my American parents for not saying it the Queen's way.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 05:45 AM
But listen to how the Brits pronounce "Thoreau":
Sounds like "thorough" to me...
I love the English, but that's just weird.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 08:51 AM
How about we just say "comprehensive" instead?
Everyday Mommy |
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 09:06 AM
Who knew Jim Bob Billy had a British accent?
As for me, I'm just an American girl. I say thur-oh.
Activities Coordinator |
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 09:08 AM
oh...whatever. Don't you remember The Patriot? That English guy just SHOT Thomas - right there in front of his dad and his little sisters. Just shot him dead. They canNOT be trusted.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 09:15 AM
Hey God made us all different. As a Brit I say thur-uh! As for the jumper/sweater debate, they don't jump and they don't sweat so both are silly!! I would like to submit trousers/pants for consideration. LOL! Language is a funny thing.
Lots of love from across the pond.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 01:01 PM
Haha, what a ridiculous website!
I've actually read that historians believe that our (American) dialect of General English is actually the Queen's original English. That it later evolved into the modern British English. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
Mark Thomas |
Friday, April 04, 2008 at 09:37 AM
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