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#760363 - 08/13/04 07:00 AM "eye-rack"- bothers me
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It bothers me that we're occupying a country and 95% of all American inhabitants can't even pronounce the name correctly.

My AP history teacher, my friends, people on the street, news reporters, you name it. They say it as if it were pronounced "eye-rack." But in fact, the correct, the real way of pronouncing it is "Iraq" where the I is like the I in "it" and "ra" is like in "talk".

If we're at war with a country we might as well get the name right.
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#760364 - 08/13/04 07:03 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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If you own something you can pronounce its name any way you want.

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#760365 - 08/13/04 07:04 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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The way they pronounce it is more like ee-dock with a very light pronunciation of the d. However, I'm with Tom on this one.
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#760366 - 08/13/04 07:06 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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Originally posted by Tom-*K:
If you own something you can pronounce its name any way you want. [/b]
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#760367 - 08/13/04 08:47 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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That's too bad because I think eye-rak is cute. I think that Zee-rox and Dee-cal are also. Same with ruff instead of rooof. I especially like traash as opposed to just plain old trash.

No eye-rak is cool but then so is eh-rak, eh? \:D
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#760368 - 08/13/04 08:49 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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Originally posted by Tom-*K:
If you own something you can pronounce its name any way you want. [/b]
They can even call themselves gay-EYERAKEES if they like.

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#760369 - 08/13/04 08:51 AM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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\:D \:D \:D

Pronouncing it properly sounds French.

And we can't have that, now can we? ;\)
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#760370 - 08/13/04 12:23 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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You say ta-mae-toe and I say ta-ma-toe….

….and is it Ca-rib-ean or Cara-bean?


\:D
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#760371 - 08/13/04 12:24 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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Actually, I thought this was going to be a thread about slang words for breasts!

\:D
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#760372 - 08/13/04 12:34 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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Originally posted by PattyP:
Actually, I thought this was going to be a thread about slang words for breasts!

\:D [/b]
That would be "your-rack" not eye-rack. \:D

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#760373 - 08/13/04 12:39 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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even I thought that was super funny. RKVS1 would be proud.
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#760374 - 08/13/04 12:45 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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Originally posted by Tom-*K:
That would be "your-rack" not eye-rack. \:D
And that brings another question to mind. Why the word “rack”? You can’t hang anything on ‘em…unless it’s cold!
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#760375 - 08/13/04 12:50 PM Re: "eye-rack"- bothers me
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It's a guy thing. \:\)
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