Let's take a vote.

8/11/2009 11:05:00 PM

I would like to propose that we legally petition Webster's dictionary and the controllers of the English language to remove the letter "n" from the middle of the word, "enviroNment."

I don't think it goes.

And, I don't like typing it.

And, we really don't pronounce it.

And, while we're at it - let's change the spelling of "phone" to "fone."

All in favor?

14 comments:

  1. You don't pronounce that second N? I'm confused.

    However, Phone to Fone would work.

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  2. I've been thinking about this all morning! And saying environment over and over again in my head.

    I've figured out that I definitely say the second N, but I don't really need the O.

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  3. lol sarah...i've been saying it over and over again too (in my head).

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  4. I think we need both Ns.

    Enviroment... sounds kinda ghetto.

    Er... getto? Now that H is definitely not needed!

    And, I like fone.

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  5. I think I say "En-vire-ment." If I'm trying to be super correct I say the second "n," but not in casual conversation. "En-vie-ron-ment" is a little weird.

    And my verification word is "flone"! How's that for timing?

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  6. I see I'm alone here.

    I guess I say it quickly and therefore say, "Envirement."

    And no, I don't say "Kinny-garten."

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  7. But do you say pa-sketti? Or yo-grit for yogurt, like my brother did when he was little?

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  8. As far as I'm concerned we don't need the "n". I don't think i"ve ever pronounced it.

    I'm sure soon enough we won't need the entire word as they will be no "environment" left to talk about.

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  9. hmmmm....funny. just funny

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  10. This cracks me up. I've checked this post SO MANY times today, because I'm still saying it over and over in my head.

    To me, it's "en-vi-ern-ment"

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  11. Sarah, you are HILARIOUS! Your stream of thought on this post is quite amazing.... I also agree with you - I say it "en-vi-ern-ment."

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  12. ok, after saying the word all day long at random times to quiz myself, I have come to the conclusion that I say all of the letters in the word en-viron-ment.

    I was in "Word Masters" as a child. Don't challenge my phonetic ability.

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  13. I honestly don't believe ANY of you who say that they actually SAY the second "n".

    Word master or not...

    :)

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  14. The Mexico influence has begun. Life should be phonetic (fonetic) like Clo simply knows.

    In your petition, please request that February be spelled properly - Febuary. Wednesday to Wendsday and let's then review homonyms as they confuse all non-English speakers as well.

    my password is Paloma....Dove in Spanish. See...It's a sign.

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