I have just discovered that in England, ‘lieutenant’ is pronounced LEF-tenant.
See? This, this is what made me crazy when I was in England and trying to have a normal conversation.
“Do you read Wodehouse?”
“It’s pronounced Woodhouse.”
“Have you been to Gloucester?”
“It’s pronounced Gloster.”
“Magdalen college is really pretty.”
“It’s pronounced Maudlin.”
And then I feel like an idiot even though clearly the blame lies elsewhere.
But this really is the last straw. You can’t just go throwing an ‘f’ into the middle of a word, England! An F-bomb, absofuckinglutely. But not just the letter ‘f’!
…All right, excellent. I’ve gotten today’s inappropriate anger out of the way already, and now I can just be a happy manatee until Monday. Have a great weekend, Gentle Readers!