Originally Posted by Stitchawl
We now have a full nation of people singing at 'Carry-O-kee' clubs... rather than kah-rah-o-keh clubs. And most of us 'Muricans' grew up thinking people drank 'sack-ee' and killed themselves by committing 'harry-carry.' (sock-eh and hara-kiri)
I spent ten years working for a Japanese war baby who immigrated at the age of nine. Samís English was impeccable with a Hawaiian accent, but his formative years living in Japan showed through in his pronunciation of Anglicized Japanese words.
Your phonetic spelling of those brings back fond memories of my friend Sam.