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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Does anyone actually know someone who says PO-TAH-TO?
    Roger Hicks?
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    No, but my grandmother (first generation american after her parents came to the US from Ireland in early 1900s), says vegetables like "vegi-tables"...tables as in dining room table.
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    We say tater

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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    I just asked my camera what to call it and it said:
    "clunck"
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Yes, I do.

    When I am in US, (I live here in Florida, US) I say "NaiKon" like everybody says.
    If I am speaking to Japanese folks, I say "KneeCon" but "ee" is actually NOT a long "e" as in "knee"... but short "e" as in "each"

    I pretty much pronounce all Japanese names and words as most Americans do. Not only does it prevent me from needing to explain/repeat every time, it's actually easier to say it in middle of English sentences. I am not a linguist so I cannot explain why but it's true.

    Strangely enough, I also pronounce my own name differently. Again, it's easier for me to say it and easier for people to hear it.
    Thank you for that! I find this sort of thing incredibly interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Dougherty View Post
    Thank you for that! I find this sort of thing incredibly interesting.
    So do I... but we're probably just weird!


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    Quote Originally Posted by one90guy View Post
    We say tater

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    ... and those of us from country of the haggis just call em 'spuds'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Dougherty View Post
    Thank you for that! I find this sort of thing incredibly interesting.
    +1 !


    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Does anyone actually know someone who says PO-TAH-TO?
    thurston p howell III

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    Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe..We say ketchup..or RZ or M7II or 645 AF...ad nauseum.

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    Hmm. I thought the power tool guys had it rough. I properly say Ryobi as Ree-oh-bee
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