|Originally posted by Lira |
God, I hate English sometimes.
I was watching a stand-up comedian, and this guy called heckles him. "What's your name?" the comedian asks. "Craig", he says. "Funny", I think, it sounded like "Cregg". "Wait, is the 'ai' in 'Craig' like 'paid' or 'plaid'?" I wonder. And it turns out not even the natives can agree on that!
I swear I'm going to name my son Craig just so I can see the world burn. Or my daughter. You can't stop me now
I speak English, just a variant of it. Have fun with that
The "ai" sound for Craig, for me, is like "paid", and more like the southern parts of England. "Cregg" would be northern English, or Scottish.
"Plaid" to me is weird. I know the word because of the movie 'Spaceballs' (they've gone to plaid!).
American maybe? It should be "tartan", the traditional Scottish garb.
Just dropped in to complicate things!