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uh-REAL-uh? [Jun. 22nd, 2005|02:33 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
Wait, I've been pronouncing 'areola' wrong all these years?

The things you learn making video websites for doctors!
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[User Picture]From: sonetka
2005-06-22 08:24 pm (UTC)
Looks like I've been mispronouncing it too. (At least in my head - actually, I'm not sure if I've ever said it out loud or not - it's one of the few parts of the female anatomy which *haven't* been a routine part of conversation the last few years :)). And yet I have the nerve to smirk when people mispronounce "ovulate"...
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[User Picture]From: eliciel
2005-06-23 12:33 am (UTC)
Ya, me too. I always thought it was AhreOhla. But Merriam-Webster also confirms it, and pronounces it out loud.
Crazy.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-24 12:09 am (UTC)
Yes! Third syllable stressed. It's not like I hear it said every day, but I'm sure I've heard it at least a few times in my life. And what's more, everyone always knew what the speaker was saying, and nobody tried to correct them. What, does everyone in the whole world have it wrong except for these three doctors in this particular practice?
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-06-23 12:59 am (UTC)
There are still four syllables. uh-RE-uh-luh.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-24 12:10 am (UTC)
Did you know how to say it?
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-06-24 03:32 am (UTC)
I didn't even know what it meant.
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2005-06-23 03:00 am (UTC)
Areola Sunflower would be the world's best lezrock band or the name of a book filled with pithy counterculture observations in a David Sedaris style.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-23 05:36 pm (UTC)

potato, po-tah-to-ly

i think that i should point out (since you mention my "on accident" grammar, and how i don't know lay/lie, ALL THE TIME) that your first sentence should use "wrongly," or less awkwardly INCORRECTLY.

I'm not just the president of the Fix Midwestern Grammar Club for Writers....
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-24 12:15 am (UTC)

Re: potato, po-tah-to-ly

Sure, I use "wrong" wrongly when I feel it's stylistically appropriate. It's okay to break the rules when you know them.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-24 12:26 am (UTC)

Re: potato, po-tah-to-ly

MMhm.

whatever!
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-06-24 03:34 am (UTC)

Re: potato, po-tah-to-ly

Exactly. Like when Kate and I are looking over a piece of copy and there's a grammatical mistake, I always say "That's wrote wrong!"
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[User Picture]From: theguiterrorist
2005-06-24 04:37 am (UTC)
It's not wrong if nobody really knows it's wrong.

(outside of your website clients, anyhow...wow, double negative to boot. They're going to come to take my grammar/spelling Nazi card away.)
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