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The Christmas Flower

Today on GMA Sam and Josh disagreed on the pronunciation of poinsettia. Sam thinks poin-SETTA, Josh says poin-SEH-tee-uh. Josh is correct.

The flower was discovered in 1828 in Mexico by U.S. Ambassador Joel Poinsett who was also a botanist.

by Your FTD Manreply 1612/12/2012

Now my life is complete and I can finally die.

by Your FTD Manreply 112/11/2012

At least neither of them was defending the execrable poin-see-ETT-uh.

by Your FTD Manreply 212/11/2012

Why does this thread title sound like it should be a Hallmark channel original movie?

by Your FTD Manreply 312/11/2012

Good, now maybe they can explore the correct pronunciation of "fiscal" and discover that it has only two syllables.

by Your FTD Manreply 412/11/2012

r4, Detroit has two syllables. Some say DEE-troyt. Those who know pronounced it dih-TROYT.

by Your FTD Manreply 512/11/2012

Just proves Josh is a bigger queen than Sam.

by Your FTD Manreply 612/11/2012

What Robin said.

by Your FTD Manreply 712/11/2012

R5 The truly special among us pronounce it duh-TWAAAH. (Mitzi Gaynor does.)

by Your FTD Manreply 812/11/2012

You think Detroit is bad, New Orleans is pronounced differently from channel to channel and even announcer to announcer, and I'm talking about the local stations IN New Orleans.

by Your FTD Manreply 912/11/2012

I was in Coster Reeker oncst an' I saw a Poinsettia tree in a very impoverished home's yard in a poor neighborhood.

The whole tree had branches ending in the familiar red leaflets.

I was amazed, and yelled "Garsh! Lookit that!" to the rest of the peoples on our tour bus.

They did not seem impressed, but I was.

Like I was the first time I saw bromeliads growing in scrub trees by the side of the road in Brazil.

by Your FTD Manreply 1012/11/2012

So who do you see winning the AFC playoffs?

by Your FTD Manreply 1112/11/2012

There was a jerk on Dr. Oz today - I believe he was a doctor, also - who pronounced harbinger as HAR-bing-er.

by Your FTD Manreply 1212/11/2012

R12 If you'd stopped your post after the word "today," I would asked, "And how is this different from every other day?"

by Your FTD Manreply 1312/11/2012

According to

New Or·le·ans [awr-lee-uh nz, awr-leenz, awr-luh nz]

by Your FTD Manreply 1412/11/2012

Only in the South do you hear IN-surance.

by Your FTD Manreply 1512/12/2012

Luther Burbank rises from the dead to start a thread here and he's still boring.

by Your FTD Manreply 1612/12/2012
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