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How do you pronounce superlative?

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SarkyWench Thu 22-Nov-12 19:45:26

I think that ds1 has been taught this incorrectly.

1) super-LAY-tiv (to rhyme with "super native")
2) soo-PER-li-tiv

redwellybluewelly Thu 22-Nov-12 21:25:16


DilysPrice Thu 22-Nov-12 21:26:33

Love Archy-meds. Was he a friend of So-crates?

SarkyWench Thu 22-Nov-12 21:27:36

And don't forget hippo-crates.

SarkyWench Thu 22-Nov-12 21:28:55

But seriously. What do I do?

Notquite Fri 23-Nov-12 13:54:07


gymboywalton Fri 23-Nov-12 13:54:35

soo per la tiv

SarkyWench Fri 23-Nov-12 14:07:05

ooh. sexy voice smile
thanks Notquite.

Notquite Fri 23-Nov-12 14:11:57

Well I have a slight cold...

mintyneb Fri 23-Nov-12 14:18:03

the teacher is obviously not using her phonics correctly wink

bialystockandbloom Fri 23-Nov-12 14:23:28

Ha ha!

But what's yoze-might? confused

Notquite Fri 23-Nov-12 14:24:27

Yosemite. Presumably.

ScrambledSmegs Fri 23-Nov-12 14:25:12

You can add eppy-tome and or-ree to that list too. Thanks teacher hmm

Yoze-might = Yosemite.

bialystockandbloom Fri 23-Nov-12 14:25:53

What, as in Yosemite National Park?


BOFingSanta Fri 23-Nov-12 14:58:06

I used to say yozemite until about twelve months ago blush

BarbecuedBillygoats Fri 23-Nov-12 15:06:11

I love so crates and hippo crates

I agree with everyone else

Have to admit though that even though I know it's not yoze mite I can never remember what it is.

HanSolo Fri 23-Nov-12 15:30:44


ISeeThreadPeople Fri 23-Nov-12 22:41:51


ScrambledSmegs Fri 23-Nov-12 23:32:04

Yes, awry. Supply teacher (covering regular teacher's sick leave) actually 'corrected' girls saying those words when reading aloud in class. We all looked rather hmm at her, and took the piss unceasingly for the rest of the time she was there.

We weren't very nice to her sad I think she probably hated us.

SarkyWench Fri 23-Nov-12 23:40:09


I'm on a roll...

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 23-Nov-12 23:43:34

I pronounce dressage to rhyme with message.

Because it amuses me.

But how many of you ever need to say dressage?

SarkyWench Fri 23-Nov-12 23:47:21

I'm wearing some very fine dressage...

SarkyWench Fri 23-Nov-12 23:48:21

I regularly tell people that I'm a pendant.
That amuses me.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 23-Nov-12 23:51:22


ExitPursuedByABear Fri 23-Nov-12 23:52:03

And it is crud-ites round here.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 23-Nov-12 23:53:53

And for some strange reason I feel the need to pronounce Glossop as Gloop. Based on the Cholmondeley and Peover principle.

And Slaithwaite. Don't get me started on that.

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