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Why do Deplorables pronounce it "An-teef-ah"?

It's Anti-fa as in, quite simply, Anti-Facist. You know, like Generals Eisenhower, Patton, Marshall, Montgomery, et al. Every single one of em anti-facists.

Is it stupidity? I saw Sarah Palin on TV yesterday pronounce it as "An-teef-ah" (why am I asking?) as does Trump (ditto.)

Or is it one of those weird Republican "get the libs" things like when they call it the "Democrat Party" knowing full well it's the Democratic Party?

Or are they thinking of Milo's old smile?

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by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

Literally no one pronounces it “Anti-fa.”

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021

Fake Democrat Concern Troll thread

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

My old Aunt Eeffa is a real cunt.

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

Three syllables - an-TEE-fah

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

Please welcome to the stage: ANNE TEEFA

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by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

Ant eye fah

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

I'm with OP. I always pronounced it Anti-Fa (because it's an abbreviation of antifascist), and was surprised to hear the deplorables pronounce it "anTEEfa."

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

Nancy Pelosi says an-TEE-fuh, so apparently she's a Deplorable.

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

I propose we drop this ridiculous term, which is meant to designate some nebulous left-wing movement and borders on conspiracy theory, and just say "anti-fascist" when necessary.

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

R9, it's been the shorthand for Anti-fascism for decades. It was just relatively unknown in the US because, uh, we never had much of an Antifa movement since we've been low-level morphing into fascism since at least 1980 (but definitely since 2001).

OP, they pronounce it like that because 1) they are fucking stupid, and 2) they think it's "foreign" sounding and give it an unnatural (in American English) inflection.

It's An-ti-FA. Not Aunt-TEEF-ah.

It's like pronouncing antichrist as "Aunt TEE-Christ." It's stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021
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