The Long A Pronunciation – (Like You’ve Never It Heard Before)

The “Problem” of The Long A Pronunciation

(This post is the follow-up to a previous post about The Pronunciation Of The Letter A)

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Okay, so the problem is not actually with The Long A Pronunciation –  but is, in fact, in the world of English language instruction.  And this problem is (from my experiential observation) that absolutely every text-book, almost all teachers, and virtually every organization which is set up to to teach the English language, lacks or suppresses the use of critical thinking – based upon experiential knowledge, and strengthened by actual observation, when it comes to the teaching of the English language.

This is not a new problem, but it certainly is a continuing problem.  And as I have only become aware of this problem through my immersion in language teaching – meaning that I didn’t go to school to get a degree in English philology or linguistics or any other related degree – I don’t know if anyone in “higher” education even talks about this problem…  (however I highly doubt it, as it seems that they prefer to avoid problems as much as possible…  especially if it would mean that they would have to make some changes.)

But here it is…

 There is not only one “Long A” sound…  There are, in fact, three…

That’s right.  There are three different ways to pronounce The Long A.


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Industry Terminology – (one’s) “Higher-Ups”

(one’s) “Higher-Ups”

(Industry Terminology)

Today’s “Tid-Bit” comes from the “Industry Terminology” section of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Lexis Portal and also happens to fall in the category of “Yer Ing-Glish Sux!!!”.

The idiomatic Phrasal-Noun (one’s) Higher-Ups is an old phrase used to describe the people in an organization, or company which have authority over others.  Unfortunately this phrase has also been around long enough that some people use this phrase to talk about members of society in the same way.

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To Find Out Why This Term SUX!!!…


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“Fun With English!!!” meets “Yer Inglish Sux!!!” #666 – JIF vs GIF


First of all, who the F^ck cares!!!  But now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I have to jump in to the argument because the fact that a lot of people REALLY DO CARE!!!  is hilarious to me.

(And I like to make fun of people like that) 😉

In fact any time that people get really crazy about things that don’t matter at all, it makes me laugh.  I say let’s give them some guns and knives and let them fight in out until there is only one left… Then we can tell that one person left that he or she is wrong – and joyously applaud as that person’s head explode.

So Here It Is…

(and if anyone can read this and STILL not understand, then we would all be better off if that person’s head actually DID explode…  and this goes for the creator too… even though we thank him for giving us this wonderfully useful image format.)

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Enough Said!  At least I hope so.  But if you still need more, you can…


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Grammar Lesson – Will and Going To for The Future (Verb Tense)

“Will” & “Going To…” For The Future

(And Why YouR Text-Book [And Maybe Your Teacher] Are Wrong)

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This  post is both a Grammar Lesson and a Yer Ing-Glish Sux!!! Post

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“Diarize” – (“Yer Ing-glish Sux!!!” Vol. 2)

The Pseudo-Word “Diarize”
(And Why It Sux!!!)

Basically, this word Sux!!! – If you can’t already figure out why, just by reading it, then I think you will find this post quite informative.

(to) Diarize (something)


I Want To Know Why This Word Sux!!!

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Shopaholic – (“Yer Ing-glish Sux!!!” Vol. 1)


This is a really stupid Slang Term which is used to describe a person who is addicted to shopping.  The use of the pseudo-suffix “-aholic” is an example of a rather un-intelligent use of language, as it is taken from the word “Alcoholic” – commonly used to refer to a person who is addicted to drinking alcohol.

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However, this is also wrong.  The word “Alcoholic” – by definition (and I don’t mean the one in the dictionaries), describes a person’s physical condition rather than that person’s addiction.


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