Lightening Versus Lightning

Apparently, the first one is something to do with uterus-movement while its the second one that has to do with brilliant electric charges in the atmosphere during storms. The problem is that I have a VERY southern accent, and of course I pronounce those two words the same way ... like the first spelling (with the extra "e" in the middle). Spelling is SO hard when nothing is spelled the way it sounds :(

Waves

Come North, I'll teach you how to properly pronounce things! heehee...

Better pack a bag, it'll take a while!

Leni | 01/25/2007 - 02:48 PM

The really hysterical thing is that when I read your site (daily) I "hear" it like you're talking with a Southern accent! It'd be SUCH a shock to talk to you in person! LOL!

Lucy | 01/25/2007 - 03:24 PM

Hey, I'm from the Upper Midwest, so I pronounce everything exactly the way it's written, with no accent. ;-)

Well, except for words that aren't written like they sound.

But it is "light-en-ing" (or more informally, "light-en-in'") versus "light'ning." Both spoken rapidly and nasally if, like me, you're originally from the Madison, Wisconsin area.

Paul Burgess | 01/25/2007 - 04:17 PM
 
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