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Old 13-06-2020, 12:55   #10981
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Old 13-06-2020, 13:00   #10982
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my first trip to England introduced me to word " Worcestershire" sauce...which I would pronounce "Wur-ses-ter-sire"....I would get bleak looks in my direction...and was informed it is pronounced as " wurster" sauce....how the English got " wurster" from " Worcestershire" is beyond my ability to explain...
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yes, Xhosa...a unique language....the " X" being pronounced as a clicking of the tongue against the roof of one's mouth...never could get it right...lots of words with that clicking sound....sounds like listening to morse code...

I've spent time in France too...French is as difficult to my ear as Xhosa...

For that matter, go to West Virginia and try to " unnerstan" what they are saying there..
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my first trip to England introduced me to word " Worcestershire" sauce...which I would pronounce "Wur-ses-ter-sire"....I would get bleak looks in my direction...and was informed it is pronounced as " wurster" sauce....how the English got " wurster" from " Worcestershire" is beyond my ability to explain...
Haha, yea, and that's easy mode. The actual pronunciation can change if you go to the next county.
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yes, Xhosa...a unique language....the " X" being pronounced as a clicking of the tongue against the roof of one's mouth...never could get it right...lots of words with that clicking sound....sounds like listening to morse code...

I've spent time in France too...French is as difficult to my ear as Xhosa...

For that matter, go to West Virginia and try to " unnerstan" what they are saying there..
Yea, I don't speak much French, despite my genetics. Though I have some understanding of German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Spanish, which makes it a bit easier to make an educated guess at what is being said. It's all indo-european with a few millennia to evolve.
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my first trip to England introduced me to word " Worcestershire" sauce...which I would pronounce "Wur-ses-ter-sire"....I would get bleak looks in my direction...and was informed it is pronounced as " wurster" sauce....how the English got " wurster" from " Worcestershire" is beyond my ability to explain...
It's the "wurst" sauce I've ever tasted
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It's the "wurst" sauce I've ever tasted
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The only thing it is good for is cheese on toast imo
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Old 13-06-2020, 13:59   #10990
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Worcestershire sauce has an interesting history as to how it came about..you can google it, but be pre-warned, that you may never want to use this product again, after learning of it's origins and how it's made...cept' maybe as a wood stain or sumptin'...
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Worcestershire sauce has an interesting history as to how it came about..you can google it, but be pre-warned, that you may never want to use this product again, after learning of it's origins and how it's made...cept' maybe as a wood stain or sumptin'...
Probably the same for most things I bet, better not to know
Reminds me of this episode about Ketchup -




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Reminds me of the Afrikaans saying- “Speel met die leeu se bal” the meaning being to be going out of your way to end up being in trouble.
Albeit not the literal translation
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yes, learning to speak english is not for the faint of heart...

my junior english teacher scrawled the letters
"ough" on the blackboard and asked us to pronounce that....so we said " uuu"
then she added "d" to the front and it became dough, so we said..."O"
then she added "pl" to the front and it became " plough, so we said. "ow"
then she added " tr" in front and it became " trough" so we said " off"

At which point we didn't know whether we were coming or going anymore and took it upon ourselves to pronounce the words as we saw fit...to this day, people think I talk "funny".....
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my first trip to England introduced me to word " Worcestershire" sauce...which I would pronounce "Wur-ses-ter-sire"....I would get bleak looks in my direction...and was informed it is pronounced as " wurster" sauce....how the English got " wurster" from " Worcestershire" is beyond my ability to explain...

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my junior english teacher scrawled the letters
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A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
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