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  1. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Excellent podcast!

     You could do another program on the Amy Chozick book.   It’s interesting to hear this negative information about Hillary Clinton from someone who is obviously a big fan. 

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  2. Painter Jean Member
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    @PainterJean

    “Corps”, as in “press corps”, is pronounced “core”. When I first heard one of the female podcasters (sorry, don’t know which one) pronounce it as “corpse”, I thought it was just a momentary slip up, but then it was repeated!

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  3. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    “Corps”, as in “press corps”, is pronounced “core”. When I first heard one of the female podcasters (sorry, don’t know which one) pronounce it as “corpse”, I thought it was just a momentary slip up, but then it was repeated!

    Obama famously said “corpseman” and Trump spelled it as Marine Core in a tweet. They are both ridiculous and I agree the podcaster should know better.

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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    “Corps”, as in “press corps”, is pronounced “core”. When I first heard one of the female podcasters (sorry, don’t know which one) pronounce it as “corpse”, I thought it was just a momentary slip up, but then it was repeated!

    Obama famously said “corpseman” and Trump spelled it as Marine Core in a tweet. They are both ridiculous and I agree the podcaster should know better.

    Or perhaps she was slipping in a pun, given the state of the press corps.

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  5. Semperfimom Member
    Semperfimom
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    OK,  I am a female..  I am happy to listen to male or female if they have something important to say.  That being said.  I can’t stand the shrill, crackly, giggly voice of females.  It’s why I seldom listen to females.  The ladies on this podcast had a lot of great points, but were painful to listen to.  Ladies,….listen to Selena Zito to learn how to speak.   She could be a great tutor for your wonderful points.  Stop being such “girls”  Sorry, my gender drives me crazy!!  Hope this is helpful.  

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  6. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    I enjoy this podcast in general, but the corps thing grated me, too.  This is especially true because it seems no one marked that for edit out.  It could have been turned into a joke/pun as Clifford said, but the context did not suggest it was anything but a gaffe.  I think it grated more because of Obama’s error earlier.  

    Mall that said, we all mangle words on occasion.  I had a friend who said “mute” when meaning “moot” for years.  This brings out a question….    I LIKE to be corrected because I don’t want to continue making a mistake, but some people get very offended.

    When is it rude to correct someone’s pronunciation?  When is it helpful?

     

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  7. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Semperfimom (View Comment):

    OK, I am a female.. I am happy to listen to male or female if they have something important to say. That being said. I can’t stand the shrill, crackly, giggly voice of females. It’s why I seldom listen to females. The ladies on this podcast had a lot of great points, but were painful to listen to. Ladies,….listen to Selena Zito to learn how to speak. She could be a great tutor for your wonderful points. Stop being such “girls” Sorry, my gender drives me crazy!! Hope this is helpful.

    For me, the “giggly voice of females” is part of the joke, like pretending to obsess over The Bachelor or the latest royal baby news.   It makes me smile. 

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  8. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):

     

    When is it rude to correct someone’s pronunciation? When is it helpful?

    Well I am from Australia and was once told by an Hispanic cab driver: “You have a bit of an accent but your English is very good”. So not helpful to correct someone speaking English rather than American ;) My hubby insists on putting a “th” in height and refuses to change ;)

    Laughable when someone lauded as a great orator like Obama needs it to be phonetically spelled on a prompter. Expected for Mr. Covfefe in a tweet. I wouldn’t want to be the one to correct a sitting President though.

    Personally I wouldn’t correct a friend or acquaintance. Probably not worth it.

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