Over these past couple years, some of my family members have been correcting me in my grammar and pronunciations when I talk. (Not all the time, but occasionally.)
( Which, right now I highly appreciate! 😉 ) Thank you to the grammar police in our house! 🙂
“Aten isn’t a word,”
“Eaten and ate are, but not aten.”
Right now Iowa is one of my words that I have a terrible time pronouncing.
And I keep trying at least another five times or more till I say it right or close to right.
Illinois is another one, which brings me to the reason of this post. We go back and forth teasingly debating this one:
Me: “I know that it’s ih-luh-NOY, but I think that ih-luh-noyZZZZZ sounds better, I will change on other words that I say wrong, but I won’t on IllinoiS.”
Grammar Police: “But that isn’t the proper way to say it.”
Me: ” But IllinoiZZZZ sounds better.”
Grammar Police: ” But it’s not right.”
Me: “Even the dictionary says ZZZ.”
Grammar Police:”The dictionary also says that supercalifragilsticexpialidocious is a word. Your just being stubborn.” 🙂
Me: humph *sigh*
The debate usually goes nowhere because I won’t give in. 🙂
Well, tonight I was thinking about it, and maybe, just maybe…I’ll change.
After all, IllinoY is the proper and right way to say it. Hmm, I wonder where I’ve heard that? 🙂
So, to our IllinoY readers, how do you say your own states name, with a “OY” or a “ZZZ”?
And speaking of ZZZ, it’s 12:37 a.m. I think that it’s time to go to bed! 😉
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