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Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello everyone! Try this quickie out!

Due to Matt's poor pronunciation, Jenna got rather angry with him.
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Vixen meaning Fox i would assume. Did he say something that ended up saying vixen instead of say, Vick's in?

Matt-Human? Adult? Male?
Jenna? H? A? F?
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Vixen meaning Fox i would assume. your assumption is correct Did he say something that ended up saying vixen instead of say, Vick's in? No

Matt-Human? yup Adult? nope Male? yep
Jenna? H? yep A? yep F? Yep
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Did he say fox, but it sounded like a certain curse word?

Is Jenna Matt's mother? teacher?
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Did he say fox, but it sounded like a certain curse word? Not quite, but OTRT

Is Jenna Matt's mother? teacher? irr, but for clarity, we'll say his mother
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did it sound like a word he was not supposed to say?
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Did Jenna think it was a personal insult directed at her?
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did it sound like a word he was not supposed to say? nope, it sounded perfectly fine for the situation

Did Jenna think it was a personal insult directed at her? no

Welcome to the forums, Goldenspiral!
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did he say vixen? mean to say vixen? did he say fox? mean to say fox?
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Did Matt say a comment? or a word ? to someone else which jenna thought was an insult? Was Matt talking to an animal?

(thanks for the welcome BP)
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did he say vixen? mean to say vixen? did he say fox? this onemean to say fox?

Did Matt say a comment? this oneor a word ? to someone else which jenna thought was an insult? Was Matt talking to an animal?

(thanks for the welcome BP) No prob! :-)
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Ok Matt said 'Fox' but didn't mean Vixen it didn't sound like a cuss word Jenna was upset but not insulted. Did he mean to say a word which rymed with fox?
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Ok Matt said 'Fox' but didn't mean Vixen correct it didn't sound like a cuss word correct Jenna was upset but not insulted. correct Did he mean to say a word which rymed with fox? yes, so he thought
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Hint/Clarification/Blooper Alert

Alright, I think I should clear this up... What he said SOUNDED like "fox". He did not say the word meaning to say it like the animal, but that was how it looked to him, and how it sounded coming from his mouth. Therein lies the poor pronunciation part. Alright, keep guessing!
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Urgh, there I go again, I have to fix my first blooper with another...

BLOOPER

What he said LOOKED like "fox", NOT sounded. It only sounded like it coming from his mouth. Sorry!
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Ahhhhh... does this mean Jenna is deaf and matt was using sign language too and did the wrong hand single for fox
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Ahhhhh... does this mean Jenna is deaf and matt was using sign language too and did the wrong hand single for foxgood idea, but no :-)
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Foreign languages relevant? Did he try to say "renard"? "Fuchs"?
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does matt have a disability? or is his mis pronounciation common to Matt's age group? does Jenna have a disability?
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Foreign languages relevant? Did he try to say "renard"? "Fuchs"? Nope, twas English

does matt have a disability? nope or is his mis pronounciation common to Matt's age group? yes does Jenna have a disability? Nope
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was Jenna unable to hear matt clearly for some reason? for some other noise? or distance? or both under water?
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was Jenna unable to hear matt clearly for some reason? for some other noise? or distance? or both under water?None of these
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so was he reading a word that wasn't fox but when he read it out sounded like fox?

was he reading a swear word?
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so was he reading a word that wasn't fox but when he read it out sounded like fox? Yes!

was he reading a swear word?Argh! NO!
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Forks? Folks?
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Forks? Folks?nope
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FAQ ?
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OK, I'm gonna narrow this down!!!!!

Did it sound like the F was different?
the o?
or the x?
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FAQ ? nope

Did it sound like the F was different?
the o?
or the x? and sadly, none of these. It sounded like he said "fox", but he didn't. He was phonetically sounding out the word in front of him.
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did he have something like a stutter?

was te word fax?
was the vowel in the mystery word A?E?I?O?U?Y?
was it a three letter word
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I'm posting for Blazingphoenix since they can't get to a computer for a week.

Did he have something like a stutter? No

was te word fax? No
was the vowel in the mystery word A?YesE?I?O?U?YesY?
was it a three letter word No
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Faux?
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Here's an idea: is she very anti-fur? He assured her that some garment was "faux fur" but he pronounced it wrongly? And she thought he said "fox fur"?
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Is it an acronym that Matt is reading?

does the word or acronym end that Matt is reading end with an X ? CKS? YKS? AKS? how many letters 4? 5? 6? more?

this could turn into a hangman game?
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Ok this one is really bugging me. Since it was matts pronounciation that was wrong then this word isn't a Homophone? But if anyone read this word phonetically then the word would sound like Fox? Faux phoentically would sound like Fakes with the a having a long sound and the u being silent unless im mistaken?
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Phonetically, at least in the US, faux would sound like fox, the "au" being pronounced like in automobile or august.
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but even the US pronounciation of automobile is different to the uk.

http://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm

BP is Matt American?
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Maybe a better example would be the US pronunciation of "auxilary" in which the "aux" is pronounced "ox"
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Faux? YES!!

I think that's good enough for a

*******SPOILER******


Jenna loves animal furs, and has quite a nice collection. She take sher son out one day to go shopping, and asks him to find her a Fox fur coat. He sees the word "faux", and tells his mother that he found a "fox" fur coat. She buys it, only to discover later, that it is fake, hence, "faux", which Matt didn't realize is pronounced "Fo".

Good job everyone! Please keep trying my other puzzles, Seconds and Triganometry!

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