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    I had to Google that to figure out what place you...

    I had to Google that to figure out what place you were talking about. It happens that I've been there many times, and I don't recall ever hearing it pronounced that way. (But that could be my...
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    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case...

    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case is a written apology.
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    And then there's BAH-ston.

    And then there's BAH-ston.
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    Having what there? The outdoor junior national...

    Having what there? The outdoor junior national track meet? I doubt it.
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    What I've heard there is neither of those two,...

    What I've heard there is neither of those two, but a combination of them: NAW-lins.
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    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the...

    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the vowel in the last syllable is more like vull (rhyming with pull or full) rather than vul (as in vulcan).
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    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what...

    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what FSFI was. My first Google hit pointed to Female Sexual Function Index. I didn't think that was it.

    (I assume it's the Fédération Sportive...
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    A good agent will write something that doesn't...

    A good agent will write something that doesn't sound like something the agent wrote.
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    Of course, some cities with identical names are...

    Of course, some cities with identical names are pronounced differently in different places. Albany, NY and Albany, OR are pronounced differently by the locals. Vienna, VA and Vienna, GA pronounce...
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    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester...

    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester is Lester, I would have guessed that Towcester is also two syllables.
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    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.

    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.
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    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in...

    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in Beijing. I guess some things don't change.
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    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The...

    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The Bronx.

    And then there's The Gambia.
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    The other interesting thing about next year's US...

    The other interesting thing about next year's US Junior Championships is the dates--they conflict with the NCAA Championships, which means that lots of top U20 collegians will not be at the US...
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    That's hilarious!

    That's hilarious!
  16. Is there ANYTHING that The Onion won't turn into...

    Is there ANYTHING that The Onion won't turn into an attempt at humor?

    https://local.theonion.com/area-man-loads-up-on-half-priced-armistice-day-candy-1839869482

    smh
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    I thought that might be the case, but then I...

    I thought that might be the case, but then I thought about the leaning office buildings in Madrid.
    ...
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    Tweet from Sally Bergesen of Oiselle:

    Tweet from Sally Bergesen of Oiselle:
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    Wiki sez:

    Wiki sez:
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    I assume the architects/engineers know what...

    I assume the architects/engineers know what they're doing, but that sure looks scary. Bigger lean than the one in Pisa.
  21. It looks as if this thread is going wrong. :-(

    It looks as if this thread is going wrong. :-(
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    I've been there, and I don't recall anyone...

    I've been there, and I don't recall anyone pronouncing it that way. On the other hand, nobody there was speaking to me in Ukrainian. The Ukrainians speaking to me (e.g., in the hotel) may have been...
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    Yes, I love those categories. I'm not a big...

    Yes, I love those categories. I'm not a big ballet fan, but I know the genre because of the music.
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    Two stories now on the front page here suggest...

    Two stories now on the front page here suggest that Salazar is not the only coach in the world who has been guilty of fat-shaming female runners. Of course, that doesn't make justify what he did any...
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    IIRC, both of those papers have had serious staff...

    IIRC, both of those papers have had serious staff reductions in recent years because they weren't doing so very well.
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