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I do hope everyone here gets that "cavalry" and "Calvary" are two different words and concepts though, right?


Cavalry is like when men do nice things for women, right? And you typed the same word twice, so there is no difference.


You're thinking of chivalry.


I think it's chilvary.


No Chilvary is where Jesus died. clearly.
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Schwartzkopf wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:
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Mikademus wrote:
I do hope everyone here gets that "cavalry" and "Calvary" are two different words and concepts though, right?


Cavalry is like when men do nice things for women, right? And you typed the same word twice, so there is no difference.


You're thinking of chivalry.


No I'm pretty sure it's calvary


Depends on the looks of the woman in question ...
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This is precisely why we have dictionaries. So we all know how to pronounce various words.
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Schwartzkopf wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:
I do hope everyone here gets that "cavalry" and "Calvary" are two different words and concepts though, right?


Cavalry is like when men do nice things for women, right? And you typed the same word twice, so there is no difference.




Cavalry and Calvary are very different words and "when men do nice things for women" it is called Chivalry. If you still have doubts there's a wonderful site called wikipedia.org
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waging_war wrote:
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lordrahvin wrote:
I do hope everyone here gets that "cavalry" and "Calvary" are two different words and concepts though, right?


Cavalry is like when men do nice things for women, right? And you typed the same word twice, so there is no difference.




Cavalry and Calvary are very different words


Then why do you keep spelling them the same?

Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway

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Schwartzkopf wrote:

Then why do you keep spelling them the same?



C-A-V-A-L-R-Y as opposed to C-A-L-V-A-R-Y. Pretty simple shit if you ask me.
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Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway

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Schwartzkopf wrote:

Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.
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waging_war wrote:
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Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.


Well my goal was to make the OP's head pop in a bit of fun, but other people seem to have been spun up instead. So have a good day.
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Schwartzkopf wrote:
waging_war wrote:
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Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.


Well my goal was to make the OP's head pop in a bit of fun, but other people seem to have been spun up instead. So have a good day.


Not angry on this end. Just a little confused. I get it now though. What got me was when you said they were spelled the same. I figured even if it was in braille you could see they aren't. Sarcasm doesn't seem to transfer well through only text. Whew! I feel better now.
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Some people mispronounce it as Nu-que-lur,which is incorrect.
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waging_war wrote:
Schwartzkopf wrote:
waging_war wrote:
Schwartzkopf wrote:

Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.


Well my goal was to make the OP's head pop in a bit of fun, but other people seem to have been spun up instead. So have a good day.


Not angry on this end. Just a little confused. I get it now though. What got me was when you said they were spelled the same. I figured even if it was in braille you could see they aren't. Sarcasm doesn't seem to transfer well through only text. Whew! I feel better now.


LOL... you guys took this thread to a whole...'nother...level. Too Funny.

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i can't believe you guys are still talking about this...lol.

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Schwartzkopf wrote:
waging_war wrote:
Schwartzkopf wrote:

Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.


Well my goal was to make the OP's head pop in a bit of fun, but other people seem to have been spun up instead. So have a good day.


Lol, but the OP got the joke from the start! :D
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Mikademus wrote:
Schwartzkopf wrote:
waging_war wrote:
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Nevermind I'll stop, people like you won't get it anyway


You're right, I don't get it. Cavalry are soldiers fighting on horseback and Calvary is the site outside Jerusalem where Christ is said to have been crucified. Different words, different spelling, different meaning.

P.S. I do have a sense of humor but can't seem to find the joke. Please fill me in.


Well my goal was to make the OP's head pop in a bit of fun, but other people seem to have been spun up instead. So have a good day.


Lol, but the OP got the joke from the start!


Oh thank God. I was beginning to think my finely wrought foray into pretend ignorance was all for naught.
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There's not a second 'U' in nuclear as in the George Bush pronounciation: nucular or nuculear.
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IMO, reviewers can mispronounce whatever they like, so long as the sound quality is good enough that I can hear it.

My only beef is the enormous introduction to video ratio that seems so popular.
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Giving it a personal note doesn't make it right.
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No, he died in Chivalry. Calgary would be men battling horses. Lord only knows why. Probably for glue. Or cheap meat.
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Re: Dear Tom Vasel
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There's not a second 'U' in nuclear as in the George Bush pronounciation: nucular or nuculear.


and there is no "noun" in pronunciation.

Anyway - on the whole "nucular" thing. I was a missile technician on a ballistic missile submarine in the USNavy, and the last captain I had pronounced it "nucular." Nucular missiles, Nucular power, etc...By no means a moron - Annapolis graduate, captain of the most powerful ship in the world...Saying "Sammich" or "Pellow" doesnt make someone an idiot either.

Anyway(s)

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No, he died in Chivalry. Calgary would be men battling horses. Lord only knows why. Probably for glue. Or cheap meat.


Isn't this an old Electric Company sketch?

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Jesus died in Calgary?

Who knows? I've heard that he will rise and when he does then he will have his own cavalry.
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wowwowwow now a pronunciation police.
Seriously though, if a native English speaker produces a certain word in a way contrary to the dictionary, do not go all prescriptive.
Calm down and think why a NATIVE SPEAKER produces words like that.
Ask a linguist, or better yet do a linguistic degree before you criticize the pronunciation of a native speaker.

Remember: Language is dynamic and changes can be dramatic.

P.S. There is many dialects in the U.S. and they sound differently. You need extensive research to claim that Tom Vasel's ways of pronouncing the words you mentioned are not found in any of the standard American English dialects.
P.P.S. You may have noticed that I used "is" between "there" and "many dialects". It is grammatically correct. Find a grammar book for that.

Cheers.
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P.P.S. You may have noticed that I used "is" between "there" and "many dialects". It is grammatically correct. Find a grammar book for that.

Cheers.


First, I agree with all your points about the dynamism of language, but I'm a little confused about your 2nd post script. I know that "there's many" is a popular conjunction in the US but that does not make it grammatically correct.

There are ways this can get confusing though, especially when we use "many a" as a modifying phrase. Consider the classic adage:

EX: "Many a true word is spoken in jest"
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