What worries me is they think that "Tue" and "Two" are pronounced the same
Hmm, I don't know why Typepad has to identify me with me a number.Gert
You don't think they are pronounced the same?
Hm. I'm from the American midwest, and I would pronounce "Tuesday" and "Twosday" the same way (or for that matter, "Toosday.")
I'm from Oregon, where we use the Pacific Northwest accent, which (according to various sources) is largely similar to the General American English accent (Midwestern). A few slight differences...but not many. Two and Tue sound the same for me also. I remember one of my professors from college always said it "Tyews-di," but he also had a very distinct New York accent.
"Hump Nite" is troubling, but so is "Karaoke Nite" to a lesser extent.
I'm concerned about the $1 Tapper on "Hump Nite."
Putting "Hump night" in quotes is, in fact, a proper use of "". It is a Colloquial use name for Wednesday nights. Like referring to a nickname in Robert "Bob". It refers to to the middle of the week where you are now over the middle of the week and going down to the weekend.
correct, maybe. Necessary, no. And I call all Bobs I know (and Jons and Andys and Kristys etc) the shortened version without quotation marks too.
I'm just as happy for the quotes for "Hump Nite" though.
I guess the quotes could be correct, but if we still put nicknames and slang in quotation marks, written English would just have way too many of them. I am a little perturbed by your comma splice, however.
That's an appropriate use of quotes because they don't really want you to hump that night.
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