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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #165 on: February 20, 2011, 07:04:43 PM »
I like the third one the most, but i'd be happy with any of them  :)

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #166 on: February 20, 2011, 09:57:06 PM »
ok well the next vote will decide it.

again sorry for over delegating this minor issue.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #167 on: February 20, 2011, 10:22:12 PM »
We should involve females as well.

Personcott U2.com dammit

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2011, 10:42:04 PM »
or we could just spell it buoycott

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #169 on: February 20, 2011, 11:11:18 PM »
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or we could just spell it buoycott

In america that'd be a Boo-ee-cott

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #170 on: February 21, 2011, 03:19:30 AM »
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or we could just spell it buoycott

In america that'd be a Boo-ee-cott

is that all americans? i just assumed it was the stupid ones who pronounce it that way (like it is here).

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #171 on: February 21, 2011, 08:32:11 AM »
I think so. I was told "buoy" was pronounced boo-ee. I'm from the Midwest in the US... And I live by a major lake where the word is applicable on quite a few occasions. ;)

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #172 on: February 21, 2011, 07:56:25 PM »
ummmm how else would buoy be pronounced???? i guess im a dumb american lol.....

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #173 on: February 21, 2011, 08:23:09 PM »
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ummmm how else would buoy be pronounced???? i guess im a dumb american lol.....

check the previous posts, theres some good hints in there as to the other (some would say more correct) way its pronounced.

btw not saying americans are stupid for saying that way, you guys have lots of quirks in pronunciation as most countries probably do. if a country has collectively decided to change the pronuciation of a word then it would be stupid NOT to follow if you're from that country. wasnt aware that that had occurred in this case but seems like it has.

just saying australians who pronounce it boo eee are docked a few intelligence points (by me at least) as thats not how its said in our version of the language (and the original version of the language for the record) and they should know how to speak their own language. same as a friend of mine who pronounces peugeot as pew-gee-oh. never got around to correcting him on it and always makes me think he's a bit dumber everytime he does it.

if i get no more votes on the petition title i'll just pick one at random from those three tonight

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #174 on: February 22, 2011, 05:25:20 PM »
ok so its up. have a read and let me know if theres any changes and if its working all right (like if the website looks like it'll spam you or anything) and then i'll put it up in its own thread.

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btw, was wondering how do americans pronounce buoyant?


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« Reply #175 on: February 22, 2011, 05:32:48 PM »
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ok so its up. have a read and let me know if theres any changes and if its working all right (like if the website looks like it'll spam you or anything) and then i'll put it up in its own thread.

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Looks bloody good to me soapit. Ill be signing.

As for the pronunciation - I am English but live in the US, and have these little 'conversations' about word pronunciations all the time. Its funny.

The word above is pronounced 'BoyANT' here So, I know whats coming, why pronounce buoy -  'booee'. LMAO!

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #176 on: February 22, 2011, 05:44:24 PM »
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ok so its up. have a read and let me know if theres any changes and if its working all right (like if the website looks like it'll spam you or anything) and then i'll put it up in its own thread.

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btw, was wondering how do americans pronounce buoyant?



Looks bloody good to me soapit. Ill be signing.

As for the pronunciation - I am English but live in the US, and have these little 'conversations' about word pronunciations all the time. Its funny.

The word above is pronounced 'BoyANT' here So, I know whats coming, why pronounce buoy -  'booee'. LMAO!

wow, i never thought of it that way. english is stupid

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #177 on: February 22, 2011, 05:46:41 PM »
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ok so its up. have a read and let me know if theres any changes and if its working all right (like if the website looks like it'll spam you or anything) and then i'll put it up in its own thread.

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btw, was wondering how do americans pronounce buoyant?



Looks bloody good to me soapit. Ill be signing.

As for the pronunciation - I am English but live in the US, and have these little 'conversations' about word pronunciations all the time. Its funny.

The word above is pronounced 'BoyANT' here So, I know whats coming, why pronounce buoy -  'booee'. LMAO!

wow, i never thought of it that way. english is stupid

In this case, its the American pronunciation thats stupid!

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #178 on: February 22, 2011, 05:55:57 PM »
Great wording, great petition. Well done.

On the digression - a really interesting book on English/American is Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. Check it out. Humourous and interesting.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #179 on: February 22, 2011, 06:57:10 PM »
cheers guys, please direct any praise to gnmet as he wrote the whole thing (with a couple of very minor tweaks)
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