Friday, July 25, 2008

Illustration Friday - Canned

Warning: people who mispronounce certain words may be canned.

29 comments:

  1. I agree. I always cringe a little when I hear them. ha ha
    Good job.

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  2. I'll remember that.

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  3. As usual very funny and/or creative. You took your time today and added color. Great illustration.

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  4. I love the color and I absolutely agree! Now someone tell the teenagers...:)

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  5. And don't forget JEWELRY!

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  6. Guilty as charged.

    Cheers!
    Son

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  7. The sooner the better I say :)

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  8. Willie you are slacking off. Only no. 53 this time? I had to scroll to get to you.

    Why, are there other ways of pronouncing these words. I hate it when people think the s in Asterisk is silent.

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  9. I couldn't agree more! When I was a full-time working mom, I hired a sweet nanny who mispronounced soooo many words. Took a while to "unlearn" my kid!

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  10. Irregardless, it bugs me most when people can't say "anonymity" or "juggernaut."

    I am totally serious. Not about irregardless, but those other two. I see it coming when they are reading aloud and they start to pause and falter and I think, not again, does no one read anymore? And I know that is just a *itchy schoolteacher grousing but some days my inner schoolmarm ventures forth and thinks these things.

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  11. That stalk of lone standing flower on the right looks like a sentry over any mispro. Or an old-fashioned principal in her stern bulging bespectacled eyes.

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  12. LOL. Now today I will be thinking about all those mispronounced words that bug me.

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  13. Hey, thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I'm not a native english speaker, so I had to look the term up (uncanny) in the dictionary. I'm patting on my own back for doing so. I'm now proudly educated and amused :))

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  14. I agree totally but I am very guilty of this. Colourful illustration.

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  15. Hey W, very nice piece. I like your work, it's been a while I don't look around but your job is still as conceptual as a time before. Clap.
    Hugs

    Mau

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  16. I have a friend who keeps bringing up just how smart she is. She mispronounces more words than anyone I know. "Supposevly" is one of her most used faux pas! And she pronounces Avante Garde as "avante gard-ay!" I have never corrected her. I just sit back and quietly enjoy the irony.

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  17. Very hilarious! I'd also add "February".

    If I hear "febuary" one more time...oh boy! hehe

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  18. Nice one Willie!

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  19. Great idea and funny as usual.

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  20. I confess, I say "fustrate" instead of "frustrate" but always correct people, in my best Homer Simpson voice, when they mispronounce "nuclear".

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  21. You say tomAto I say tomato
    You say potAto I say spud:)

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  22. Hey, I recognize this drawing. You know I'm with you on this stuff. I frequently yell "nuke lee er" at the television when W mispronounces it. It gets my goat, so to speak.

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  23. lol! with the nature of my job i should be wary not to do such mistakes..

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  24. awe man, you made me say all those words over n over now! ha, love it, good one!

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  25. Thankfully I only stretch out my I's...part of the hillbilly in me...on a related note...did I just read your name in the June edition of HOW magazine??? I'll have to call you the infamous willie from now on...

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  26. ahahahahahhahah!!!! perfectly observed. and this feels like it could be a "sassier schollhouse rock" piece. "))

    i still say "pahsketti." instead of, well, "pasta." sad...so sad.

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  27. Crackin' font and speechy bubbles.

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  28. great message. like your colours

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  29. Don't forget Marge Simpson's famous "Foilage!"

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Willie