Monday, November 1, 2021

Petty Things

I know there are a lot of differences between English and American English, but I've adapted to, and got used to most of them. I do still struggle with one in particular, possibly because it comes up less often than the others. I've never understood why the girl's name Ann-with-an-e can be pronounced by some as ANNEE, why Kenn-e-bunk is pronounced KENN-EE-BUNK. Or why the name BARRY can be written as Barre, and pronounced as BARREE. And that the place name in Pennsylvania is known as Wilkes-Bahree. 

To me, its a silent 'e' - not barr-with-an-additional-yet-invisible-double-e. It's silent, as in a ballet barre, spelled the same ... just a pet peeve of mine.

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