Corps not corpse…

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@ridingbet (34783)
Philippines
June 1, 2016 2:03am CST
I am watching a noontime television show- the segment of showing the singing talents of some amateurs is now shown. The third daily contestant is a teacher. He sang Foolish Heart and I was impressed. After the song was the interview. I got dismayed because he pronounced DRUM AND LYRE CORPS as DRUM AND LYRE CORPSE. There is a big difference in pronouncing the word Corps and Corpse. I talked aloud because of what I heard and my son asked why. (Corps is pronounced like the word CORE) while CORPSE is pronounced as it is with the silent E). Do you smile when you hear the word CORPS pronounced incorrectly?
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@sunrisefan (16602)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
As in beautiful "corps" sponsor :) And "corps" commander of the battalion.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
yes that is the same word. and it sounded funny too because he mentioned about the drum and lyre then the CORPSE.
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@sunrisefan (16602)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@ridingbet Time to water the plants. See you later :)
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@sunrisefan (16602)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@ridingbet And by the way, remember the politician campaigning and saying "My plants for the future is to build a big gymnasium for your barrio" LOL
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@Lucky15 (33758)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
I still.do. especially when i heard that from.one who has a doctorate's degree
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
it happens my dear, and we are not perfect after all, but it sounds funny.
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@Lucky15 (33758)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@ridingbet it does. And inlove that fortune flower
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@Lucky15 the fortune plant blooms every January, but ours also bloomed flowers last March. in love? hmm!
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
I learned the terms when I was playing an on line game.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
do you play online games with sounds?
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@ridingbet oh yes, that's one reason i left mylot temporarily and that mylot stops paying.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 but now that myLot is paying, it is nice you came back hijo
@SIMPLYD (73996)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hmm, so Corps is pronounced as CORe . I didn't know that . Probably because i always pronounce it at Corporation not abbreviated .
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
oh, i think it is because you say a word completely that is why you did not know how corps is pronounced, my friend. corporation is also better to say it complete than its abbreviation.
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@SIMPLYD (73996)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@ridingbet Yes i have never pronounced it as that because i know what it stands for .
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD that is good. English has many words that are mispronounced by other nationalities; i smile when i recall a cousin who pronounced DEPOT as DEPOT not the normal silent T with the E as ee
@Macarrosel (7650)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
She is a teacher and she pronounced the word that way? Something not right here. I hope she is not an Elnglish teacher.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
the teacher is a HE my friend. he did not win the daily contest, and he is not an English teacher.
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@marlina (58658)
• Canada
1 Jun 16
@ridingbet Glad that he is NOT an English teacher!
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@marlina yes, he was a physical education teacher.
@brokenbee (7710)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hahaha I was a member of the Drum and Lyre Corps, not corpse, when I was in grade school... And I also thought way back then that it's "Core" when I hear them say it...
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
but when you hear the word core, you will also think of its spelling as CORE, right? only when we write it down, do we know that the core spells corps.
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@brokenbee (7710)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@ridingbet yes, Ate.. But I also learned to spell it correctly when I saw our streamer...
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@Yar_Joey (3314)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
I sometimes mispronounce words or misspell words but I don't take it seriously because I know I am understood. But the CORPS pronounced as CORPSE is funny.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
no problem with that as long as you are not on TV.
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@LadyDuck (113771)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
Yes, I still smile, especially when the one who pronounce incorrectly is someone who SHOULD know how to pronounce.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
right, and considering he is a teacher, i bet any one who heard him saw the word mispronounced, is smiling too.
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@josie_ (4475)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Just be glad he isn't your son's English teacher.
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
sure so my friend. my son actually speaks and writes better English than me. he is a content writer of CC.
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• New Delhi, India
1 Jun 16
Funny!
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
it is.
@Hatley (155125)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jul 16
not treally as I hate to hear words mispronounced
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@just4him (85639)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jun 16
I shake my head in wonder. My children on the other hand will mispronounce words on purpose, there's a difference between one's playfulness and the accidental mispronunciation of a word. Sometimes they just don't know. That was a huge error on that person's way of speaking.