Monday, December 24, 2012

5457...The G Is Not Silent

Sister Johanna, my grade 3 teacher at St. Mary's, wasn't playing when she said to pronounce the "g" in laughing, boating, swimming etc.

Too bad Florida woman Renee Durette did not have Sister Johanna as her grade 3 teacher.  In a move that made her an internet sensation and has been reported here, there and everywhere, Miss Durette dropped the "g" in Seven Swans A Swimming.  That error/regional pronunciation cost her in the neighbourhood of four grand.  

Ironically Florida Today reports that she attended and graduated from "...Melbourne Central Catholic in 1999."   No Sister Johanna though.  


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