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12-13-2008 @ 8:06AM
That shit bothers me so much that I had to leave general, trade, and local defense.So now I just correct people in vent when they pronounce the "h" in herbalism.
12-13-2008 @ 8:19AM
If you are English then you pronounce it wrong. If you're American then, well, you pronounce it wrong but at least I don't have to listen to you do it ;)'erbalism is my all time most hated American pronunciation. I know thats just how you guys do it I just thought it was funny that you have singled it 0ut in the other direction :)
12-13-2008 @ 8:37AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hJQsvoY6VUOr you can search youtube for Eddie Izzard Language, if you're smart and don't trust links. The relevant joke is around 50 sec in. :)
12-13-2008 @ 9:34AM
@ Mat:I actually think it's the English who pronounce it wrong, period. The H is pronounced in neither Latin nor French. The English just do it differently from the rest. I'm assuming you don't pronounce the h in honor or hour, do you?I'm actually not a grammar narc in WoW. Some things will annoy the hell out of me, but I just ignore it. Sometimes, it takes too much effort to educate people who don't care.
12-13-2008 @ 9:51AM
I prefer to take the sarcastic approach in the chat. and most others do too, its a lot of fun ^^Herbalsim = HER-BalismPronouncing the H ftw
12-13-2008 @ 10:41AM
Trade chat? You mean that /2 channel I left on day one and haven't looked back on?
12-13-2008 @ 11:03AM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/herbalismûr'bə-lĭz'əmNo 'H' at the beginning, you English guys are wrong ;)
12-13-2008 @ 11:48AM
That's the problem with using an *American* resource to check the *English* language. Best go to the source and check the Oxford English Dictionary; according to the universal truth that is Wikipedia, the OED is suitably diplomatic:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_words_of_disputed_pronunciation#HI don't know, damn colonies getting restless again :D
12-13-2008 @ 12:31PM
Naw, see you're just cheating there. You're not allowed to use sources culturally relevant to you!
12-13-2008 @ 1:10PM
The biggest pet peeve of mine, and it is used absolutely everywhere: Subjunctive case conjuctions. If I /were/ a paladin. Not if I was. Unfortunately, it is so common to use the singular conjuction that it is seen as correct.Promote literacy, use the correct conjunctions when using the subjunctive case!In the words of the Fiddler on the Roof: "If I were a rich man..."
12-13-2008 @ 2:28PM
If it were truly a pet peeve, you'd know that English doesn't properly have a subjunctive, just uses of the linking verb that mimic the Latin subjunctive mood. (In truth, the insistence that "proper" English follow Latin patterns dates back only to the 19th century.)
12-13-2008 @ 8:40PM
You DON'T pronounce the H? wtf kind of moron calls it 'erbalism'. Personally it annoys me when people say re-agents instead of reegents.
12-15-2008 @ 3:38PM
It *is* pronounced "ree-ay-jent," as seen in every dictionary out there (even good old Oxford).As for the pronunciation of "herbalism," consider the distinctly British example of "I'm so 'appy to 'ave you 'ere!" I find it patently ridiculous that a people so incapable of pronouncing the "h" in nearly every other situation would find its omission such an atrocity in this isolated case. On the other hand, while ridiculous, I don't find it surprising at all.My pet peeve is that nearly all of the "disputed" words and pronunciations orginated in Britain. Then the Britons changed their minds about how things should be and subsequently became annoyed at Americans for using the forms they (the British) originally gave us. Aluminum, anyone? Soccer? Both words of British origin, whether they'll admit it or not.
12-23-2008 @ 3:47PM
In Australia, Herb IS pronounced with the H. :P It's quite the opposite here, hearing ERB.
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