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    the pronunciation of the word "buoy" steam:

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    What's wrong with 'boo-ee'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yesh, did you buy that pirate's eyepatch, like I asked you to?

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    Yes but I put a tiny little pin-hole in it, so I can peep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    What's wrong with 'boo-ee'?
    When my friend up in Ullapool had a lobster fishing business (basically a boat), we always pronounced it 'boo-ee'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Yes but I put a tiny little pin-hole in it, so I can peep.
    Good lad, you should make it into the primo-perv squad in no time

    Btw, next week's meeting is at 7.47pm in Asda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    When my friend up in Ullapool had a lobster fishing business (basically a boat), we always pronounced it 'boo-ee'.
    Personally I'm with Noel Coward and Dinah Washington on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good lad, you should make it into the primo-perv squad in no time

    Btw, next week's meeting is at 7.47pm in Asda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    And rowt for route

    Or purse for handbag
    Or "meem" for mime, or "aluminum" for aluminium.

    Oh, and their peculiar way of pronouncing 'laboratory'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    I'm aware of the excuses used to try and legitimise it's use today.
    Joe's first rule of internet pedantry: any attempt to point out a linguistic or grammatical error will invariably include such an error itself. The possessive form of its does not have an apostrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Joe's first rule of internet pedantry: any attempt to point out a linguistic or grammatical error will invariably include such an error itself. The possessive form of its does not have an apostrophe.
    Exactly! See my previous post.

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