For fun sometimes, I like to try to convince people of things that I know to not be true, just to see if I can. I realize this makes me a jerk, but I feel that by posting it here, you all have been duly warned. Besides, it's not like I do it all the time; I can quit whenever I want (the scene cuts to me in tattered clothes in some back alley crying and saying, "I just need one more smart remark! I NEED IT!") Consider this conversation with my wife from yesterday as we pulled up behind a Hyundai Accent:
Me: Oh look, it's a Hyundai Uh-Kent.
She: Uhm, I'm pretty sure it's pronounced Aks-scent.
Me: Nope. Remember, when there are two c's in a row, it's a hard c sound, right?
She: I don't think so.
Me: Sure it is. How do you pronounce the word spelled A-C-C-O-M-P-A-N-Y?
She: A-C-C...Accompany! But I still don't think you're right.
Me: Sure I am. How do you pronounce the word spelled A-C-C-O-U-N-T-A-N-T?
She: A-C-C...Opponent! (This was followed by much laughter by all involved)
It looks like I've been bested at my own game. I could not have fallen to a worthier accountant.
3 hours ago