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Campbellite

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I am reminded of the story of the elderly couple at the cardiologist's office. After examining the women, the doctor spoke with her husband and said, "Sir, your wife has acute angina."

The old man said, "I know. I've seen it."

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Ormo
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I dunno if it has been mentioned, but I was just at dinner with my father, uncle, aunt and brother and I was the only one who didn't pronounce espresso as expresso...
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quote:
Originally posted by Ormo:
I dunno if it has been mentioned, but I was just at dinner with my father, uncle, aunt and brother and I was the only one who didn't pronounce espresso as expresso...

Actually that is the original English pronunciation, and the Espresso one is a fancy-pants affectation, IMHO.

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