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Chris Dunbar
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Alright...so I've heard this enough that I assume it's a common mistake most gamers have heard before...

In games where Province is part of the game's vocabulary, I have heard at least 3 or 4 different people say Providence instead. I know 3 or 4 people isn't a lot, but considering I've only played a few games that use the word (Shogun, Dominion, El Grande, Amun-Re), and have only done so with probably 20 different people in my short euro game career, that's 15 to 20 percent! It's not like they misspeak when they say it either...they consistently pronounce it wrong, even after being corrected or hearing the other players at the table say it correctly over and over again.

So...is this something you guys have heard before, or is there just something in the water around here?
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Must be a Quaker thing.
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Yep, I have heard it, too. And I have to say that it really annoys me!
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Is there a game based on speech therapy you can get them to play?
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You think that's bad half my group pronounces Duchy as Doochey
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rkd9150 wrote:
You think that's bad half my group pronounces Duchy as Doochey:D


Hahaha! My 10 year old nephew that I got hooked on Dominion constantly says "E State" for Estate. It's not his fault though, he's grown up in an age where everything that doesn't start with an "i" starts with an "e".

EDIT: Also...how does anyone say Doochy with a straight face? It just sounds silly...
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Just pass it on the left hand side.
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You'll be shocked that some reputable websites also mistakenly use "mechanic" when it's obvious the noun is "mechanism".
 
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rkd9150 wrote:
You think that's bad half my group pronounces Duchy as Doochey
Thankfully I learned in high school that critical difference.
 
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