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"I'm sorry, but I can't sell you one until you give me the correct pronunciation."
"It's pronounced 'hee-la' monster. The 'g' sounds like an 'h.' "
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"So, … do you prefer possum or opossum?''
"Don't take offense, Zack, but it's 'Indians', not Injuns, and 'nuclear' not 'nuculer'"
'After looking at your test results and consulting many experts, it's my medical opinion that you have something I can't pronounce.'
Tug of pronunciation: 'We say to-may-to...' 'We say to-mah-to...'
Football players in a huddle with only the backs of their jerseys showing; one player with a foreign sounding name has the phonetic symbols for the pronunciation of his name printed on the back of his jersey as well.
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"Jersey Tomatoes" vs. "Jersey toMAHtoes"
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Two men stand back to back as the sun rises; one man holds a basket labeled "Tomato" while the other holds a basket labeled "To-mah-to".
"No, It's more gutteral and don't roll the 'R's so much….'GRRRRRRRR'."
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"I see here the party of the first part says 'potato.' The party of the second part says 'potahto.' The party of the first part says 'tomato,' the party of the second part says 'tomahto.' Both parties, by mutual agreement, wish to call the whole thing off
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"Now, girls, after me. Boo-ya-bes, a mixed fish stew. Boo-ya-bes, a mixed fish stew."
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"Hello, I'm Clifton Latimer."
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'I'll give it to you straight - This disease is almost IMPOSSIBLE to pronounce.'
Chez Pretentious Restaurant - All you can pronounce ?25.
"Sorry if I'm butchering your name."
"Don't sweat the Castilian pronunciation."
Cat as Trophy - Catastrophe
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"Tell me you didn't just pronounce it 'nucular'."
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Tomatoes 45 cents/lb. Tomahtoes 65 cents/lb.
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"We're very worried about Huawei and exactly how to pronounce it."
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'What did you call us?!'
"The pompano poached in parchment is very alliterative tonight."
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