How do you pronounce "superfluous" ?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I have always pronounced it soo per floois, with the emphasis on per. Twice lately I've heard people on the radio pronounce it super floois with the emphasis on super.

    Who's retarded, me or the radio dudes? Ok, let me change that, who is more retarded?
     
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    You're right
     
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    This is very important to me. I need to feel superior to a minimum wage dj.
     
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    Looks like it's gonna rain out there soon
     
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    Thank you. Radio used to be such an honorable profession.
     
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    I did find your phonetic spelling in this thread quite phenomenal
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm out of town. The wife said our dog is scared shitless.
     
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    You're correct; the ones on the radio are ignorant (well that kinda goes without saying).
     
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    I don't even use that douchy word in my vocabulmalary
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Pronouncing words correctly would seem like a minimum qualification.
     
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    It's not exactly on my starting roster either. That's probably why it stood out so much.
     
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    I think it's an indication of education, which has never been a requirement to work in entertainment.
     
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    There are no standards in broadcast-anything these days. Our local newswoman says "anyways" and the T in often ("off-ten"). My ears are so sad.
     
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    It's all gone downhill since Webster accepted "ain't" into the dictionary.
     
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    This is a perfectly acceptable word, "excessive and unnecessary" and I find myself almost tempted to use it on occasion where appropriate. The problem, however, is that 98.3% of the population has no idea what this word means and they will respond to by thinking of you as an ass-douche for shaming them with fancy words.
     
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    Finally something we can all agree on. :yes:
     
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    You are right. Keep on keeping on.
     
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    I pronounce it suh-per-floo-us.

    Not like as in Ndamakong Suh, but like the first syllable of 'supper' :dontknow: