Tuesday, March 30, 2010
My Groceries Rant, for Utahns Only
Here is the rant ... grocery. The word is pronounced \Gro"cer*y\. It's just one syllable longer than grocer. The pronunciation gro-shree is incorrect. Yet for reasons that defy explanation, I'm hearing lots of radio ads in Utah about gro-shrees. This hammering of the pronunciation is making me nuts, maybe not to the point where a support group is needed, but close. It's worse than my dislike of hearing someone say they're nauseous. No doubt, gro-shrees is a local dialect, but why wouldn't somebody go with the standard delivery? After all, we weren't all born in American Fark.