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Saturday, February 13, 2010

bull admiring a fine vase


Andrew Schnorr said...

Also, straw poll time!

How do you pronounce the word "vase"?
1. "VAY-S"
2. "VAH-Z"
3. "VAY-Z"

Personally, I pronounce it the third way, which combines the first two. It's nice because it only sounds somewhat more pretentious than the typical American pronunciation. But the real reason I pronounce it that way is because an archaeology professor I had in college - a real-life Indiana Jones-like old man, who had a frickin' pocket watch - pronounced it that way. While I'll never be as cool as him, I can at least pronounce "vase" the same way.

Julie said...

Perhaps "speciesist" would be a more fitting term. Some stereotypes are just hard to move beyond, don't you know...

Chris said...

Let's call it what it really is - a really expensive bottle.


lucas said...

don't give me no "z" sounds. it's sounded like its spelled: "vase".

and for your HTML joke calling me RACIST: you're RACIST against me!