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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A quick tale 75

A man who mispronounced

He was 44, a director in a big company and someone who played golf on Saturday mornings. He also mispronounced the word 'embarrass'. He would say 'embrace' instead. When he was younger, whenever he said 'God, that is so embracing', people laughed it off. They thought he was being funny. Like when people deliberately mispronounce words such as 'foreign' or 'America' because they get the laughs.

As he grew older, he continued saying 'embrace' and was never corrected. By now he was in a senior position and heading million-dollar projects. Now, unless you want to lose your job, you don't go around telling your director how to pronounce. So if you ever heard a middle-aged man saying that he was so embraced, please laugh it off. But do tell him if his fly zip is open.

4 comments:

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

You are on a roll! What have u been eating?

Echo/Lavanya said...

Super! I actually know such an 'embracing' person. Naively I thought there was just one :)

mitr_bayarea said...

wow..this is a really good one......i am amzed at the way you come up with such humorous ones....keep writing!

Jyotsna said...

This one had me laughing! Am glad i came by your blog!
:)