why do I cringe when they say "orfington"?

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  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everytime my friend speaks of her birds, she tells me about her Orfingtons!
    I tell her how I have one Buff OrPington and one Buff OrPington cross. I don't know why it bugs me so?
     
  2. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The same reason Birfday makes my skin crawl...... Because it's annoying lol!
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It's annoying when they do that. Just nicely correct her. Maybe she'll start saying it right!
     
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I don't know but it drives me nuts when people say Orpington and D'uccle incorrectly. If Orpington had an H in it I don't think it would bother me as bad.
     
  5. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a minute, I see a pattern. I have always gotten on to my husband for Philadelthia. I am mean.
     
  6. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    My husband says memorized every time he means mesmerized and my father say crystal like this >> CHRIS CHALL [​IMG]
     
  7. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    LOL [​IMG]
     
  8. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husbands aunt says she has oringtons.... i want to shake her sometimes lol... I tell her about our orpingtons and emphasize the P but she never gets it.... I honestly believe she really thinks they are called oringtons and thats why she wont change how she says it and she gives me a funny look everytime i put a P in it... I also hate how people pronounce D' Uccle!!! AHHHH! Its dew-clay (right?!?!, please correct me if im wrong..)!!!! Not de-ukle or de-uncle!!!!


    Edited because I guess I cant spell either.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, if you're going by the actual French pronunciation, D'Uccle would be Dew-kluh, but Americanized, I say Dew-Clay. Some names really depend on how the originator wants to pronounce it.


    I have a friend who bought a Blue Orpington pullet from me about 2 years ago. She said the girl was just like a big oaf, lumbering along, and her husband jokingly called her an "Oafington", LOL. Sorta fits, really.
     
  10. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I would say it fits perfectly lol
     

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