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    Quote Originally Posted by DLD View Post
    "What are the Brewers?", I asked. My new friend was quick with a response. "You see, Milwaukee is the beer capital of the United States and it is home to several beer manufacturers and their local baseball team is named the Milwaukee Brewers". That elicited even a blanker stare. "What is baseball?"
    You knew what beer is. 1 out of 3 isn't bad...

    "Milu-oki". I like the sound of that.


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    There is no "w" letter or sound in Russian (the sane goes for "th", as it's often transcribed as "t"). So Meel-u-oki has to often suffice. To take this further, my dad was often reluctant to open up his lips and Meel-voki was the result.

    Of course, he also pronounced the title of his engineering company boss as "ov-ner". His ov-ner kept giving him a raise after a raise regardless.


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    Wow so does that mean that star trek was completely full of crap when they had Chekhov comically mispronounce "nuclear wessels"? I am so disappointed
    https://youtu.be/MdSJFrhb-HM


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    I lived in Prague for a while and some Czechs definitely said things like "wessel" and "willaige" -- it was overcompensating for a lack of the w sound, I guess.


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    Wakuum.


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    UV-Rays won't let the dust settle,

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/little-li...231419490.html


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