was good - taped the last hour and watched it in the small hours and got sound drop-out on my Freeview box just when things were starting to kick off! :-(
When I wuz at school it was Pocker-hontas, but Disney's Poker-hontas is an improvement, IMHO, just like Pin-NOKE-keyo is - much nicer than Pin-NOCK-keyo, but less Italian! :-D
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was good - taped the last hour and watched it in the small hours and got sound drop-out on my ... but Disney's Poker-hontas is an improvement, IMHO, just like Pin-NOKE-keyo is - much nicer than Pin-NOCK-keyo, but less Italian! :-D

Say no more!!

Ian
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Thanks, Ian - Disney was correct, then - it IS Pin-NOKE-keyo - well I'm blowed! :-D

Surely you don't really hear that with an 'OKE' (or 'OAK') in the middle?

Ian
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was good - taped the last hour and watched it in the small hours and got sound drop-out on my ... starting to kick off! :-( When I wuz at school it was Pocker-hontas, but Disney's Poker-hontas is an improvement, IMHO,

Though that was a nickname. Kinda like Dry Gulch Pete. Buried at Gravesend under the name Rebecca.

John Dean
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was good - taped the last hour and watched it in the small hours and got sound drop-out on my ... but Disney's Poker-hontas is an improvement, IMHO, just like Pin-NOKE-keyo is - much nicer than Pin-NOCK-keyo, but less Italian! :-D

The one that makes me laugh is NOAKia, as opposed to the correct Finnish enunciation of NOCKia.
I mean, how gay can you actually get ?
was good - taped the last hour and watched it ... is - much nicer than Pin-NOCK-keyo, but less Italian! :-D

The one that makes me laugh is NOAKia, as opposed to the correct Finnish enunciation of NOCKia. I mean, how gay can you actually get ?

And have you ever noticed that no American can actually pronounce the word 'second'.
It's always 'secant'.
They don't seem to able to do ...ND at the end or in the middle of a word.

Check it out and you'll see what I mean.
There is no ... ND in American 'English', only the approximation ...NT.
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The one that makes me laugh is NOAKia, as opposed ... NOCKia. I mean, how gay can you actually get ?

And have you ever noticed that no American can actually pronounce the word 'second'. It's always 'secant'. They don't seem ... it out and you'll see what I mean. There is no ... ND in American 'English', only the approximation ...NT.

I was talking with some Thai people about language a few years ago. One of them could say two words that sounded exactly alike to me, but another of them said that the distinction between them was clear to him.

I hear a difference between "nd" and "nt" when I say them. Perhaps it is not as pronounced a difference as you are accustomed to hearing and consequently you aren't noticing it, as happened to me with the Thai words.

And "second" and "secant" are pronounced significantly differently. The first vowel sound is very different (sehcond, seecant).

Bill in Kentucky
And have you ever noticed that no American can actually ... no ... ND in American 'English', only the approximation ...NT.

I was talking with some Thai people about language a few years ago. One of them could say two words ... And "second" and "secant" are pronounced significantly differently. The first vowel sound is very different (sehcond, seecant). Bill in Kentucky

You appear to have confused a very great deal indeed.
I was talking with some Thai people about language a ... differently. The first vowel sound is very different (sehcond, seecant).

You appear to have confused a very great deal indeed.

I don't think I was confused in what I wrote, but I'm confused by your comment. If you will be specific about what you mean, we may be able to clear this up.
Bill in Kentucky
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