Wednesday, December 7, 2011



pronounced by my friend as "high-FAL-you-tin."

correctly pronounced "high-fuh-LOO'-in."

he refuses to pronounce it correctly because he says it makes him sound like a backwoods hick.

this is especially hilarious to me,
given that "highfalutin" means pretentious and pompous,
and that the reason for said friend's mispronunciation is because he is too pompous/pretentious to pronounce it the correct way.

(endless giggling)