Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Quick question...

Do any of you know people (or perhaps you are people...) who pronounce the word "chipotle" the wrong way and say it "chipolte" instead?

It rubs me the wrong way when people pronounce things incorrectly. Gives me hives. Makes me crraaaaaazzzzyyyyy!!!

Ok, maybe it's not all that bad, but it does bug.

It's chipotle, people. Chi-pot-leeee. Hell, call it "chypahtlee" if you wanna, but stop fucking mixing up the "t" and the "l" will ya? Jeezus...

17 comments:

Leezer said...

Faith:I was browsing through the Daily Dump comments yesterday, missing the dump quite badly, and came upon your comments. I realized that not only do I miss Dan, but I miss his fans as well. So I visited your site. Hilarious.

It took me like three fucking years to figure it out, but I now know how to pronounce chipotle. I think I had to hear a Chilis waiter/waitress say it about a dozen time before I got it.

Hope you have a satisfactory day!

FaithsTwin said...

A 'satisfactory' day? Awesome.

They just shouldn't make words hard for people to say or something. Call it "Big Burrito Place" or "Mexican Stuff."

Xavier Onassis said...

I pronounce Chipotle "Taco Bell" because I don't like corn in my salsa.

But do NOT get me started on the pronunciation thing.

Know what chaps my ass? People who don't even know how to pronounce their own fucking names.

Who, for example? Thank you for asking.

BRETT FAVRE. That's who.

Look at how his name is spelled. The V clearly comes before the R. Any idiot can see that.

How is it pronounced? "FARVE".

Dumb jock! Your name is pronounced "FAVRAY"!!! Or "FAVER". Not "FARVE".

Lets all just make up our own rules. My name is XAVIER. But from now on, it's pronounced NANCY.

I won't answer to anything else and will get pissy if you call bullshit.

Let me aks you how you feel about that.

Faith said...

Um...ok "Nancy". Does your girlfriend know about this request? Someone should let her know, I think. :P:P:P:P

And Twin, don't mock the Viscountess. Chick is cool and very funnah. She was one of my fave commenters over at The Daily Dump, and I'm so glad she stopped by and said hello! Hello, VofV!! I miss the Dump, too. I need to get back to his archives and remind myself of the good times...

FaithsTwin said...

There was no mocking there! I said awesome...doesn't that indicate that I thought the use of the word "satisfactory" was, in fact, "awesome"??? Freakoooooo...

Faith said...

Oooh...see, this is an example of why it is people don't "get" our senses of humor sometimes. Particularly in writing, it can be misconstrued. My bad. Paaahhhrdon.

flowerparts@yahoo.com said...

everyone i know says it that way - i was beginning to question my own pronunciation!
annoying!

FaithsTwin said...

people who read your blog and DON'T get our sense of humor should just go 'way right now.

Coley said...

Not to get all picky or anything, but, "chipotle" is actually pronounced "chip" "oat" "lay".

But, I'm with Faith on the annoyance of blatant misspronunciation. Melk? Nakin?
*shudder*

Anonymous said...

I think the 'leeeeee' was meant by faith as 'laaaaay'. And while we're being phonetically pesky, I'll submit my own "actually correct" version as - Chee,PO,tlay to attempt honoring the sound of OTL and ATL so common from the Nahuatl.

Xavier Onassis said...

Faith - "Um...ok "Nancy". Does your girlfriend know about this request? Someone should let her know, I think. :P:P:P:P"

LOL! Actually, I think it was her idea. It was somewhere around last call in the Pyro Room at Balanca's. I don't remember what happened after that and she won't tell me. Bitch.

Faith said...

First of all, XO...bwahahahahaha!!! That makes sense. Sadly. :P

And second of all, I'm not good at spelling phonetically. I hear the sound of the word in my head, and I can't put it out on paper/in my posts the way I think it would look to spell it. I think it's because of all those spelling tests and spelling bees that I experienced throughout my youth. I'm not the BEST speller, by any means, but it's still hard for me to knowingly spell something "wrong," you know?

If anyone thought that I have been pronouncing "chipotle" as though the middle syllable was pronounced "pot," as in a "pot of stewing crap on the stove," then you don't need to worry any longer. (Not that you were, of course. Because I'm thinking this isn't the most AMAZING topic for a post that ever was...although the surprising amount of comments on it thus far might convince me otherwise...) You can all be assured that I pronounce it as all proper North Americans should, and say "chih-POAT-lay" when I say it. (Although, sometimes, when I'm feeling a bit saucy, I do pronounce it "chih-poat-LEE" just to have some fun with it. Because, c'mon...how else can I mix up my ever-so-exciting life if not with the random change in word pronounciation? YEAH BABY!!! WOOO!!!)

Faith said...

I just wrote The Best Comment Ever in response to all of this amazingly wonderful continuing discussion on the pronounciation of the word "chipotle" and Blogger fucking dropped it. (Although, I shouldn't blame them entirely, as I didn't highlight and copy it like I normally do, so it's partially my own fucking fault. Dammit.)

Allow me to assure you all that I do not, in fact, pronounce the word "chipotle" as though the middle syllable is pronounced "pot" like a "pot of stewing crap on the stove." The problem is that I don't spell words phonetically very well. Maybe I need a Hooked On Phonics tape set or something...I dunno. But when I was growing up, spelling tests and spelling bees were my thang, and it's pretty damned hard for me to purposely spell something incorrectly, is what it comes down to. I actually ENVY the people who spell well phonetically (i.e. Coley, who's comment yesterday made me go, "Yeeaaahhh...THAT'S what I meant to say!"), so there's the issue.

I pronounce the word as it should be pronounced..."chih-POAT-lay." Although, I have been known at times to *mix it up* and actually throw out a "chih-poat-lee" now and again. Because variety is the spice of life.

God, I really hope that Blogger doesn't recover my other comment after I re-typed all this shit again...

Faith said...

Of course it did. Awesome.

You know what? I'm leaving it up there. JUST so everyone can see how fabulous my power of memory is at this age and time of day...

FaithsTwin said...

wwaaahahahahahahahahaa! I can assure everyone that Faith does, in fact, know how to say Chipotle. I've heard her. I can vouch. It's like how some people say Target as 'Tarjeh'. We fuck with words all the time. It's our nature. Our Mom never said 'magazine' she would call them 'mazagines.' And 'spaghetti' wasn't said that way it was 'pasghetti.'

You KNOW you'd love to be a fly on our wall on Thankgiving!

Xavier Onassis said...

Yeah, well, I pronounce jalapeno "juh-LOP-uno". Cause that's just the kind of laugh riot XO is. That's the way I roll.

"The D" said...

I know I'm late on this but near is my 2 cents - jalapeno=ja-lop-in-o,
Gyro= ji-fucking-row.
Now that is bitchin'!