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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Pronounciation of Rive Gauche

    you are right...i assumed millésimé was the right word in Tabarome for instance....
    there are two words millésimé : usually found in wines,
    and millésime: the other which means what you corectly said

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    Default Re: Pronounciation of Rive Gauche

    What about "3me" in Caron's The Third Man?

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    "True oz ee am" quickly said as one word. Finally the french lessons are paying off!?

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    Trwaziehm, yeah that's it!

    I still can't get over pronouncing Puig as "pooch" (woof! oh, um sorry )
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    Actually, wouldn't that be "twah-zee-EHM"?

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Default Re: Pronounciation of Rive Gauche

    I believe that e has an accent grave, which results in something like "am" rather than "aim" or "egg". Hm, all this would be much easier with umlauts

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    Default Re: Pronounciation of Rive Gauche

    Quote Originally Posted by Biffo_the_Bear
    AFAIK it's standard French pronounciation would be.. *ahem*

    Reeve [Go Sh] (not "gosh" but go and sh said as one word)

    I'd say: Heeve [Go Sh]
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    The monikers that crack me up the most are the ones most commonly butchered by sales associates and customers alike.
    Here are just a few of the scents' (and designers') names I've heard desecrated:

    Caron Pour Homme = "Karen Pore HAW-mmm-uh."
    (Heard this in a kiosk in Dallas.)

    Tsar = "tuh-SAHR"
    (Heard this from a Dallas yuppie who, by her own admission, always bought this for her husband because it "smells real classy.")

    J'ai Osé = "Jay OH-see."
    (Don't remember where I heard that one, but it's a favorite even today.)

    Fidgi = "Fijjy."
    (Guess that's kind of like "fidgety," only with less "-et" and more "fidj." Don't remember where I heard this, but I sure remember grinning upon hearing it. Now bring me some fijjy pudding. )

    Versace Jeans Couture = "Vur-saw-CHEE Jeans Cooter."
    (Overheard in a mall in Charleston, SC.)

    Yves St. Laurent = "Yee-vuhs Sah LOW-ruhnt"
    (Overheard in a mall in Tulsa. At least the S.A. in question got the middle part halfway right.)

    Terre d'Hermès = "Terry DUR-meeze."
    (This was offered to me -- in an ear piercing Long Island "honk," no less -- in a dept. store in Manhattan.)

    By the way, it's "proNUNciation," not "proNOUNciation."
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 20th November 2006 at 04:02 PM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame
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    Default Re: Pronunciation of "Rive Gauche"

    One more . . . I can't believe I forgot this dandy:
    Le Mâle = "Luh Mah-LAY"

    Heard this doozy in a dept. store in Cincinnati five or six years ago. Guess she (the S.A. in question) was trying a little too hard to be "all Frenchified." (It didn't work, nor did it make the sale.)

    Btw, this WAS the same S.A. who also tried (albeit in vain) to appeal to my homoerotic side by saying (with a wink and a nudge, no less), "Pretty hunky bottle, huh?"

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
    *****
    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame
    [/B]

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    tvlamp: Someone should make these SAs familiar with the concept of foreign languages...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy
    The monikers that crack me up the most are the ones most commonly butchered by sales associates and customers alike.
    Here are just a few of the scents' (and designers') names I've heard desecrated:

    Caron Pour Homme = "Karen Pore HAW-mmm-uh."
    (Heard this in a kiosk in Dallas.)

    Tsar = "tuh-SAHR"
    (Heard this from a Dallas yuppie who, by her own admission, always bought this for her husband because it "smells real classy.")

    J'ai Osé = "Jay OH-see."
    (Don't remember where I heard that one, but it's a favorite even today.)

    Fidgi = "Fijjy."
    (Guess that's kind of like "fidgety," only with less "-et" and more "fidj." Don't remember where I heard this, but I sure remember grinning upon hearing it. Now bring me some fijjy pudding. )

    Versace Jeans Couture = "Vur-saw-CHEE Jeans Cooter."
    (Overheard in a mall in Charleston, SC.)

    Yves St. Laurent = "Yee-vuhs Sah LOW-ruhnt"
    (Overheard in a mall in Tulsa. At least the S.A. in question got the middle part halfway right.)

    Terre d'Hermès = "Terry DUR-meeze."
    (This was offered to me -- in an ear piercing Long Island "honk," no less -- in a dept. store in Manhattan.)

    By the way, it's "proNUNciation," not "proNOUNciation."
    Too funny! Here's a few I've heard:

    "John Darme" for Gendarme, they actually thought there was someone named John who designed it.
    "Eter Nitty" for Eternity
    "Bvvull Gary" for Bulgari
    "Icky Maki" Issey Miyake

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