Posts tagged with "pronunciation" - Faerye Net 2009-01-28T16:37:33+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Petty Peevishness VI 2009-01-28T16:37:33+00:00 2009-01-29T14:08:38+00:00 <p>Dear sweet English. You&#8217;re such an enthusiastic language. You like to grab. But it&#8217;s good to take care of the things you borrow from other languages, even if those languages confuse you.</p> <p>It is unacceptable to fail to pronounce consonants in French words and phrases simply because French has more silent letters than English does.</p> <p>It is wrong to pronounce &#8220;the blow of mercy&#8221; &#8220;the blow of grease&#8221;. Especially on national radio. The momentary blindness of wrath could cause a pedant to crash her car.</p> <p><strong>Coup de grace.</strong> Grahss. GrahSSSSSSSS. Please. For automotive safety.</p>