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Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Shopaholic View Post
I fail to see how Sony or Wheel of Fortune did anything wrong. Prejudiced? Biased? lol Hardly. The show is based on words and pronunciation and enunciation are very important. If someone with an accent sees the word BARN yet vocalizes it with their accent so that it sounds like BURN how are they not wrong?

I fail to see how they were wrong. They lady didn't pronounce the word correctly therefore she was wrong. While it would be incredibly frustrating to the losing person, it still boils down to them saying the wrong word. It's not the first time this has happened. I would imagine she's seen the show & knows how important proper pronunciation is. I don't get it. She's in the wrong.
So if a Canadian was to say Barn eh, they should also lose as barn is a single syllable?

She DID pronounce it correctly. In her dialect. And to claim that it is incorrect because the judge speaks a different dialect and did not understand it is as absurd as saying she pronounced it wrong because the judege was English or Australian or Kiwi and that is not the way they pronounce it there.
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