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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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Working in Essex
This probably should have been in the ignorance QOTW but I wasn't around then so I'm going to tell this now since people are mentioning the inability to pronounce correctly.

My colleague wrote an email to her boyfriend which he kindly forwarded to me. "I've just bought a pretty pink hambag!"

I asked her if this was perhaps some avant-garde design idea for a bag made from ham, or perhaps a bag for carrying ham (an essential part of any dog's wardrobe).

But no, her defence was, "Well that's how it's pronounced!" to which I replied, "erm, no, it's not. It's a handbag." She stood there looking utterly confused for about 5 minutes.

She also spelt abrupt as "apprupt" and I have to keep correcting her when she says "secutary" rather than secretary.
(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 11:41, 4 replies)
my gf's family say chimley instead of chimney
I think it is quite charming.

they also say hospittal
instead of hospitul like what I do :)

(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 11:47, closed)
I regret...
...that IS how it's pronounced in Essex. She's more to be pitied than scorned.
(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 11:55, closed)
(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 12:40, closed)

I've got a sausage which would fit nicely into that...
[sorry, I had to - the voices made me...]
(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 13:06, closed)

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