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Pronunciation Is Everything


Not Necessarily In Mexico

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You must be feeling better, since your post is so upbeat! Maybe, it's your new recliner that is making you more comfortable. (Possibly, the describer for the boxers is "wielded". I don't like the violence of boxing either.) Smiles- Joan


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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    Thanks for catching the spags. I don't know why my spell check never catches them.

reply by Joan E. on 23-Jan-2020
    I'm glad I could be helpful. Keep up the good mood. Hugs- Joan

reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    I am definitely feeling better. I am thrilled it shows in my writing.

reply by Joan E. on 23-Jan-2020
    Congratulations! I hope can emulate you soon. Smiles- Joan
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In your last paragraph, you need to add a space between two words, "Iwould,"

It is nice to hear that someone is having a good time and able to laugh at the world around them. We are particular about how things are pronounced. I know around my house we have different ways of pronouncing "wash." We tend to get into some spirited debates.


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    I am from Washington state and I pronounce Washington with an R in it... most of us from there do.
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Well done Sasha, you've always explained the weather in Mazatlan, and I've always enjoyed the fact. Of course my son in law (the younger) hails from Indonesia, and his first winter here, he fare quite so well, well done, good to hear from you. Blessings, Roy
Typo : Snobbish about how we (prefer) words...prefer? 2: (Sacroliguous) to us, sacrilegious? 3: We (selsom) get winter. Seldom? 4 : new reclyner) recliner?


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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    Thanks for catching my spags. I don't know why my spell check never catches them.

reply by royowen on 23-Jan-2020
    My honour Sasha

reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    Thanks for catching the spags. I don't know why my spell check refuses to catch them.

reply by royowen on 23-Jan-2020
    It?s always my pleasure, you are my pal.
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Another fun and interesting ramble.
Well told.
I like the way you share your life in Mazatlán with us. Makes me feel like I might want to live there some day myself.
Sharon


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    I don't usually recommend that to reviewers, it is a big adjustment to make.
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I love your commentary on pronounciation. I think we all murder each other's language when it comes to foreign countries. I know I lived in Italy for a while and sometimes I still laugh at how we Americans prounounce some of the words we've adopted, and changed their meanings. Biscoti drives me crazy since it means "cookies", but here in America a server will still ask if you'd like a biscoti. A cookies? Ouch.

You made me smile as always.

Not sure if this helps:
weld = join two metal objects together
wield = hold and use a weapon

In the last paragraph you need a space Iwatch.

Thanks for sharing. And keep enjoying that crazy TV>


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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    Thanks for catching the spags. I don't know why my spell check always misses them.
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Here are the corrections in parenthesis for you.

Last week was as much fun as a barrel of monkeys. Agustin and I laughed so much we thought we were gong (going) to collapse. Even Veronica joined in the fun and the three of us enjoyed a wonderful giggle fest (giggle-fest) the entire week.

We Northamerians (North Americans) are rather snobish
(snobbish) about how we perfer (prefer) certain words or phrases be pronounced. Those of us living in Mexico are too eager to correct Mexicans about their pronunciation of our so-called home grown (homegrown) acronyms. I am referring to SyFy and Wyfy. (WIFI) Mispronouncing them is considered almost sacroligious (Sacrilegious) to us.

Last Week (week) I caught Megacable advertising they now had Wee Fee access and in a few weeks(,) they will also have See Fee added to their online options for customers. It didn't take long for them to change the comercial (commercial)to the Northamerican (North American) pronunciation of WIFI and Sci-Fi.
We selsom (seldom) get winter. Last year was the first winter I have experienced since 2014. It was so cold, I had to purchase a jacket to ward off the painful chill in the air. I wore it every morning from August (supposidly (supposedly) the beginning of Autumn) through the end of January (the beginning of Winter).

I don't even own a sweater. In 2014 I also bought a lovely pink fleece bathrobe. It only comes to my waiste (waist). The longer and heaver (heavier) style is just too warm. When it was cold this year, I put it on in the morning to hide from the painful breeze that ripped through my aparatment (apartment). Needless to say, I stopped using my mini-split (small air conditioner that is mounted on the wall). There is nothing worse than waking up to a strong breeze flowing though(through) my apartment like a tornado with a bad attitude.

Many of you know( I watch) (spacing between the two words I and watch far too much television. Now that I have a new reclyner (recliner) I watch more. I found a fun station (1233) that makes me laugh out loud. It is called 'Tru TV'. They have a program that shows (the) funny antics of people doing stupid things. Yesterday I saw two boxers bounce dancing in the ring and, at the exact same time, welded (not sure if I spelled that right) a powerful strike at the other. The punch connected and both were knocked out for several minutes. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen and reminded me of why I don't like boxing. They have fun titles for each episode. One is called, 'the dumbest sporting event ever', crazyist (craziest) dance, or stupidist (stupidest) wedding video, etc. It is always 'dumbest', 'stupidist', 'crazyist' and so on. If you are bored and need a laugh, I recommend you twitter this or go on line (online) to view it. I only watch in on television since I NEVER twitter.

Well, hope my corrections help. It's still cold over here. The high is maybe 60 today here in SC. I just found out this week that we might be moving. We have been in this condo for 5 years. The owners have decided to sell it. We are on a month to month. So now I have to go through the process of finding us a new place to live.
ttyl katy












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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    Thanks for catching the spags, I don't know why my spell check never catches them.
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You only get 4 stars for having stuff that might get published--but maybe you don't care about that which is fine. I enjoy your rambles as they do paint an interesting picture of your life as an ex-pat. When I was in Mazatlan, I tried to use my high school Spanish which many of my friends thought was very brave. My pronunciation was good so they thought at first that I was fluent--until they heard my grammar and sentence structure. But they had enough to understand most of what I was saying. I had ":cerveza por favor" down good. You do have a unique style and niche--who knows what sells these days anyway? Buena Suerte amiga.

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    Thanks for catching the spags. I don't know why my spell check doesn't catch them, I use it every time I post.
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You sound like you are still enjoying life in Mexico Sahsa and WiFi is Weefee here too, but I just go with the flow and join in with the Spanish, you can't argue with them! I hope your electricity stays on and your TV isn't interrupted! We had a power cut here for six hours and I had all my candles out ready for a night in the dark, take care of yourself and I enjoyed your fun post, love Dolly x


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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    I certainly hope we don't loose power, it really messes up my computer. Yes, I am definitely enjoying living in Mexico.
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Hi Sasha. I like this ramble. There are a few spelling errors, but I don't really think they distract. The important thing is I can feel the lightness of your spirit in this write and imagine your laughter with your friends. You have always had such a bold and beautiful way to tell a story. This beauty is no exception.

xoxo Kiwi

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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2020
    I always use my spell check and the one on Fanstory but it never seems to catch my poor spelling. I guess it is just part of being blind and old.

reply by kiwigirl2821 on 23-Jan-2020
    The problem with spell checks is that the words that are misspelled are still legitimate words just not in the context of the write. for instance "snobbish" two b's instead of one.
    sacrilegious is another word misspelled. commercial another one. supposedly another. waist, no e on end. heavier :) apartment space between I watch. recliner wielded craziest stupidest

    Okay those are the words I say lol Love your stuff sister! xx debs
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