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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

To: The Roxter <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:16:29 -0600
The Roxter wrote:
> Rod Williams wrote:
>> On Jan 6, 2009, at 9:38 PM, Simon Matthews wrote:
>>> who told you that English was written phonetically? They were wrong.
>> A number of years ago while working in the South of England, I had a 
>> day off to myself and decided to drive to the British Motor Museum. It 
>> is located in Beaulieu, Hampshire. For years I had worked with a brand 
>> of French motion picture camera spelled the same, which was always 
>> pronounced "Bo-Lew". Of course, I got lost driving to the museum but 
>> knew I was very close. Several times I stopped to ask the locals where 
>> "Bo-Lew" was and was met with blank stares. Finally, I asked where 
>> "Bo-Lew" was "you know, where the Motor Museum is". The local laughed 
>> and responded "oh, you're looking for "Bu-Lee"" I have never, never 
>> asked how "Beaulieu" became "Bu-Lee" and I never will. The museum was 
>> fantastic. 
> Yes, it sure is, and the drive to the museum through the New Forest is 
> also spectacular. There's a very good reason they pronounce it "Bewlee." 
> It's the same reason they pronounce garage "gare ij" and Bernard "Burn 
> urd." It's the same reason Texans mispronounce Spanish names. It's to 
> show contempt.
> -The Roxter
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