Learn to Read: The “b” in “Debt” is Silent!

September 3, 2011 — 2 Comments

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Please, people, learn to read English. You should not be coming to me and asking for two tickets to “The Deb’t”. The “b” is silent. And for that matter, it’s not “Colombania”. This should not be that difficult. Look at the title of the movie. Think about how it should be pronounced. This should not be so difficult.

And this extends beyond mere pronunciation. Every day, I have people asking for “Horrible Teacher” or “My Brother the Idiot” or “Stupid, Crazy” or “School for Gifted X” or “Alvin and the Chumpkins” or any of that. It’s simple. Take more than half a second to read the title of the movie. Trust me, it will make you look smarter by an exponential factor.

And furthermore, if you are picky about the kinds of movies you enjoy, find out a little about the movies before you get to the theater. Watch a trailer. Read a review. Something. You should not be coming up to the box office and asking for a movie whose title you don’t know and can’t pronounce all the while not realizing that it’s a sci-fi movie and you hate sci-fi.

Also, if it comes as a shock to you that Cowboys and Aliens contains elements science fiction AND westerns… Well, you probably shouldn’t be going to movies at all, or even going out in public. Common sense should be common sense and you should have it.

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2 responses to Learn to Read: The “b” in “Debt” is Silent!

  1. 

    Yes, well, English is an incredibly dumb (silent b) language.

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