It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I love a sunny day…

and that is what we are having in central Illinois today.  The temp is 38 degrees right now to climb up to the mid 60s.

And speaking of Illinois…I just hate it when our state is pronounced ill-a-noise instead of ill-a-noi’.  Very irritating.  Some commercials are being run now on television by our local gas/electric provider for central Illinois.  These commercials are supposedly telling us how Ameren IL is helping its customers to save money on their utility bill.  That is all fine and dandy but one lady pronounces Illinois with the noise ending.  I probably shouldn’t let it irritate me but it does.  My own thought is lady, you don’t live in Illinois if you can’t pronounce it so why are you in this advertisement?

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Il·li·nois 2 (ĭl′ə-noi′) Abbr. IL or Ill.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 21st state in 1818. The area was explored by the French in the late 1600s, ceded by France to the British in 1763, and ceded by them to the newly formed United States in 1783. Springfield is the capital and Chicago the largest city. Population: 12,900,000.


Il′li·nois′an (-noi′ən) adj.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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And this is my rant for Wednesday!  Thank you all for the birthday wishes for my son and the very nice comments about my brother in law and niece.

Have a spectacular day!  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth





26 comments:

  1. How strange, Beth! Pronouncing the name of your state correctly was ingrained in me in elementary school! That would bother me, too.

    Enjoy your sunshine! We have some today, too. xo Nellie

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    1. Oh Nellie, I did too. One of the first things I learned in geography class was the states, the shape of them etc.

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  2. Oh Beth I do know what you are saying.
    We have similar down here with many words, all said incorrectly it's like sometimes I live in another country :)

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  3. Oh Beth I don't mind listening to your rants one little bit. :) Hug B

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  4. I completely understand your annoyance at the pronunciation of your state's name. It happens often with names of towns around here as well, especially on local stations and their news reporters who come from another area. Beautiful here today and windy. I hung out blankets and throws to air.

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  5. while we're on the subject, i hate furniture salespeople who advertise bedroom "suits" instead of "suites". ugh!

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  6. I was born in Evergreen Park at the Little Company of St. Mary's.

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    1. Then you know just what I am talking about Sandie!

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  7. I completely understand that and it makes it bad for people from another country when they pronounce the names incorrectly, then we don't know how to say the names right, I hope you have a nice day,

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  8. Wishing you lots of sunny days! I'm feeding an injured mama squirrel today, she's coming closer to my home for food and water. Hopefully her little leg will heal. :)

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  9. Hope your son had a fabulous birthday! Our birthdays are close!

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  10. hehe, some rants are necessary!!

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  11. Thank you, Beth, honestly for the pronunciation of your state. I must confess this Georgia girl draws everything out and I'm so Southern that even my family laughs at me sometimes. No really, I think I had Illinois right though:)Thanks for your encouraging word.

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  12. Beth, I have probably pronounced it both ways. I honestly will try to remember there is no "S" sound in the name. Glad you are having some wonderful sunshine. IT's pretty here but not as warm. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  13. It's 70 here but very, very windy...take what we can I guess. I know what you mean about pronunciation. Once someone called our capital city Helena...Heleena...ugh!

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  14. I hate when people pronounce it with NOISE on the end of it and I don't even live there. We live on Nicolet (Nic coh lay) after the explorer and even people that live here sometimes pronounce it NICKELET. lol Just a peeve. xo Diana

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  15. It's really annoying isn't it. I think it's especially bad when TV people do it. They of all people should learn the appropriate way to say the word.

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  16. It was a great day in Illinois today! I agree -- it's frustrating when people mispronounce our state name, especially when it's done by people living here.

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  17. Pronunciation of words differ from country to country. It is very important to pronounce the words correctly so that others can understand!

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  18. We have a local news anchor who mispronounces the small towns around here. Very annoying!
    Hope you continue to get warm sunshine.

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  19. When I prepared to moved to Illinois, I was shocked that so many people pronounced the name with noise on the end. How can Americans not know how to pronounce the name of one of our states?

    Love,
    Janie

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  20. A jolly good rant Beth, quite right, but I don't think people get places in Scotland right any less, in fact probably more so, and it makes we Scots laugh when we hear Milngavie pronounced as it's written instead on Millgy, and Strathaven which should be Strayven, oh I could go on,
    Glad your weather has taken a turn for the better, it doesn't seem so long ago it was snowing. Enjoy it, tomorrow could be rain.

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  21. You will be happy to know that I pronounce your state properly. : )

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  22. I pronounced it with the noise at the end but I am Australian and now that you have told me I know better, and will not make that mistake again thank you for telling me the right way to pronounce it

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  23. Hehe I so probably say it wrong too. I know it annoys me when ppl say cities wrong here where I live :)

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