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a poll to see how many would like probly to be an alternative correct spelling. I know i usually pronounce it that way when i talk and i usually spell it that way in chat. sometimes i pronounce it prob-a-bly(i think mainly as a one word answer). how many pronounce it prob-a-bly? how many pronounce it probly?
[ April 13, 2002: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
 
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Nooooo, don't do it, we are already losing the u out of "colour", the u out of "labour" and there is a z creeping into "synchronisation" (and various other words), and various other dreadful rehashings of old words. Please don't take "probably" away from us as well.
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No and there is not u in color or labor
 
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I pronounce it probably. Is that bad?
[ April 14, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
 
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I don't think we 'lost' the 'u' in color. Didn't Webster purposely omit it?
 
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"Quote No and there is not u in color or labor"
Perhaps not where you live and maybe it is redundant, but there are around 55 Million people in the UK for whom these words have a u, and I suspect that vast parts of Asia have inherited UK English spelling that adds a few hundred million more people for whom those words have a u.
 
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Colour most certainly does have a u as does labour as well as ageing should have an e, an aeroplane is not an airplane, aluminium should still have two i's, analogue is not analog as well as a hundred other words that have had the tragic misfortune of being shortened to americanise (or americanize) them so removing all of the feeling.
Surely you cant shorten such words as probably as well for the sake of all words sacred!!! Soon we'll all be going around talking in monosyallabic grunts treading on a carpet of forgotten vowels and wondering how this Shakespeare chap ever had a conversation.
Call me a eccentric old englishman if you need but long live the days of caligraphy and long unpronouncable words and soon may they return.
Luckily Canada and as Marcus says most of Asia are still with us plucky brits so we may fight off the american grammar invasion for a little while longer. Long live vowels!!! They have rights too.....
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> ACHTUNG: The New Euro English, YA!
>
> The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby
> English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the
> other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's government
> conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5
> year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish":
> In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the
> sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favor of the "k".
> This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.
> There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the
> troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words
> like "fotograf" shorter.
> In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to
> reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments
> will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a
> deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the
> silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.
> By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th"
> with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be
> dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to
> ozer kombinations of leters.
> After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor
> trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.
> ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!
> And zen ve vil tak over ze vorld!!!
 
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Well, I was going to say I usually say "probably", but now I think I'll start using "probly" just to annoy the Brits.
 
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LOL
 
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No dice Jeeem, plenty of limeys say Probly as well, sometimes we even put in a glottal stop, but remember that in the uk a gentleman's anatomy does not include a fanny and tush is just the title of a Zed Zed Top song.

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I feel the need to put a quote from My favourite Comedian here.
"They say America and the UK are two countries seperated by a common language, and a lot of fish. We do say words differently; you say centrifugal, we say cent-ri-fu-gal, you say aluminum, we say al-u-min-i-um, you say bay-sil, we say ba-sil, you say 'erbs and we say Herbs .. .because there's a f*&%ing 'H' in it"
 
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So, you say p-hotagrap-h
 
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no actually I say pho-toe-graph!!
 
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I am listening to Cnet TechRaio on net at the moment, and could not stop noticing, Anti-Trust is Ant-ai-Trust and Multimedia is Mult-ai-Media for Americans. err.. Amer-ai-cans?
 
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I thought you had to pronounce the H.
 
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Only if it's a f*&%ing 'H', apparently.
But where would the English language be today if we actually started pronouncing letters just because they're written down? !!!
 
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Maybe Eliza Doolittle didn't utter a profanity when she shouted at the race track "Move yer bloomin arse!" - she probably just said 'horse' with the 'h' silent
 
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May I say something :mrgreen:
 
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i already read that thread you hijacker
actually i didnt propose it because it is shorter but because it is the way i usually pronounce it.
correction: usuly
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Originally posted by Ashok Manayangath:
I am listening to Cnet TechRaio on net at the moment, and could not stop noticing, Anti-Trust is Ant-ai-Trust and Multimedia is Mult-ai-Media for Americans. err.. Amer-ai-cans?


Actually it can the 'i' in multi and anti can be pronounced either as "eye" or "ee". Either way is acceptable. I prefer "ee" for "multimedia" and "eye" for "antitrust".
 
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
May I say something :mrgreen:


Thanks for the plug Ravish! I guess you know my stand on this issue... ( Time for a Mexican Hammer )
Jamie
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
I prefer ......


me 2
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Not ta counter-dict anything's been said already, but I always say prolly. Mainly this is cause I gotta funny northwest US backwoods drawl and it souns ok ta me. But if y'all're dead set on pernouncin evry single letter, you ain't gonna wanna hear that..


All the same, y'all speakin tha Queen's English'll hopef'ly be comfritted by the reminder that we Americans kin do much worse than "probly". Thankf'ly, the major'ty 'lect not ta.


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today the northwest US, tomorrow the world. well probly
a proud oregonian
 
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I use both probly and probably. I find that when I use it in a sentence, I use the full word 'probably'(eg. I will probably drink beer tonight). But when asked "Are you going to drink beer tonight?", I use 'probly' as a stand alone sentence.

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jamie,
im the exact opposite. i usually say probly in a sentence but probably as a one word answer
 
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A lot of it is dialect too... just removing syllables
Probably --> probly
Crayon --> cran -- Utah thing I think
mayonnaise --> mannaise
caramel --> carmel
There's a town in Southern Utah called
Hurricane --> Hurr-cun -- but that's how everyone says it there. :roll:
ooo and removing the letter T, I always do that (my mom used to hate it)
Winter --> winner
hunter --> hunner
Brighton --> brigh-un
 
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You say toe-may-toe, I say get that crap off my hamburger.
 
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