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God damn it Watser, can't you behave for once in your life? :glare:
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Where does a naked man conceal a weapon, though?
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I think the article said that he had 2 knives in his bag
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Ouch. That's a worse place to hide them than I had imagined.
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Hell, they pronounce Fuqua as Fyoo-kyoo-uh. That's just all kinds of wrong. Technically I suppose it should be Foo-kah, but in my heart it will always be Fuckwah.
There's a place around here called Fuquay-Varina, pronounced FYOO-kway-vuh-REE-nuh

Must be a Texas thing to pronounce things in the most stupid way possible.

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:29 AM
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There's a place around here called Fuquay-Varina, pronounced FYOO-kway-vuh-REE-nuh
Back in the 80s, a Raleigh DJ team did a parody of One Night In Bangkok called One Night In Fuquay. "I can feel a redneck walking next to me."
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Must be a Texas Southern thing to pronounce things in the most stupid way possible.
We have a Vienna and Cairo in south Georgia. Pronounced VI-enna and KAY-ro.
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Houston, DE. Pronounced here has HOUSE-ton.

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That's how Houston Street in Manhattan is pronounced. Probably at least some people with that last name pronounced it that way.

Given the spelling of the name, I would venture that "house-ton" is the more logical pronunciation, and perhaps the more etymologically justified as well. Generally speaking, in Middle English usually represented the sound [u] (the vowel of modern boot), which later during the Great Vowel Shift changed to [au] (the vowel of modern house). I can't think of any other examples of words with pronounced as [ju] "yoo". The name Houston is Scottish, and Scots/Scottish English did not follow all the vowel changes that happened during the Great Vowel Shift (hence you hear the pronunciation [hus] "hoose" for "house" in Scotland), in which case perhaps pronouncing it like "Hoosten" would be more etymologically correct?
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I know, I know. When you try to think about it using something akin to logic that's what one would come up with, but after living most of my life living in, or near, Hyooston it's a cultural wtf having to adjust to calling a place with the same name House-ton. And specific thanks for the etymology of Houston. :thankee:

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Must be a Texas Southern thing to pronounce things in the most stupid way possible.
We have a Vienna and Cairo in south Georgia. Pronounced VI-enna and KAY-ro.
So that's where those 'Vi-enna sausages' that I've heard so much about come from. :chin:

Oh yeah. Another NC town: Wendell. Named for Oliver Wendell Holmes, but pronounced win-Dale.
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Well... for a lot of rural North Carolinians, there isn't a difference between saying wen-DELL and win-DALE...
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I've always heard the man's middle name pronounced WIND-el though. :shrug:
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Hell, they pronounce Fuqua as Fyoo-kyoo-uh. That's just all kinds of wrong. Technically I suppose it should be Foo-kah, but in my heart it will always be Fuckwah.
There's a place around here called Fuquay-Varina, pronounced FYOO-kway-vuh-REE-nuh

Must be a Texas thing to pronounce things in the most stupid way possible.
I have Fuqua[y]s in my family tree, the Kansas bunch pronounce their the same as Texicans: FYOO-kway.
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Hey dudes :hiya:

We went to the Big Bend National Park. It was very cool. We stayed in a (former) ghost town called Terlingua which had the most amazing view. We went into Mexico for lunch the next day. I am having a blast here :zomg:
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Excellent! Glad you're enjoying it. Also glad that the hurricane missed you. And me, for that matter.

Sorry I can't drag my arse up there to meet you. Too much going on with work and family to get away.
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