[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-series copy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Sat Sep 19 14:34:05 BST 2015


The joke would be better if:
A. It was "Albuquerque" and
B. The spelling hadn't been changed from "Alburquerque" to "Albuquerque" when it was anglicized. 

The real joke is that, on the plaque in "old town" on the plaza that explains what happened, it is spelled "Albuquerque" both times. I didn't know spell checkers worked in bronze. 

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> On Sep 18, 2015, at 4:37 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:49:45 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>>> On Sep 18, 2015, at 2:42 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Yeah. for example, here in New England, Peabody is Peeb'dy, but most
>>> other parts of the country it's peeBODY. I don't actually know the origin
>>> of the name. but both camps are certain their pronunciation is correct.
>> 
>> And the city of Worcester in Massachusetts vs. the city of Worcester in England.
> 
> I remember meeting an American in a hotel bar, who had a whinge about
> "Why aren't places spelled like they sound in this goddam country?"
> 
> I asked where he was from:
> 
> "Albaquerque."
> 
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