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Embarrassment

Embarrassment: when a French person asks for your help with pronunciation, don't correct them by teaching them how things are said in Texas.

I haven't been back to Texas in almost two and a half decades, so the idea that I still pronounce some things that way is a bit of a shocker.

And if you must know, the word was "genuine". The "i" is pronounced with the "i" in "pig", not "swine". She was pronouncing it like the "ea" in "wean".
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