Do rest assured that when I say "it might interest you", I mean "IN-tuh-rest" and not "in-ter-REST".
I mean, do REST assured. I think.
Anyway, at one of the classes the article describes, you will indeed learn that it's "IN-tuh-rest" and not "in-ter-REST". Not only that, one student at that class got fined five ... Eclairs. Why? Because she says "CON-vur-zay-shun" instead of "con-ver-SAY-shin".
If you can imagine.
I mean, doesn't she know that it's pronounced "IN-tuh-rest"?
Another "grooming expert" mentioned in the article goes beyond language, and she is -- I quote -- "popular with those who don't want to appear gauche on the social circuit."
And how does she manage this? "It's not your accent but what you say," she says. (Her accent while saying so is not mentioned). Thus, "using F@*k, S*!t, or 'thrice' instead of 'three times' are all unrefined, as is laughing loudly."
(No, I don't know how to pronounce "gauche" either. Just say "IN-tuh-rest", got it? F@*k!).
And there's more from this "grooming expert":
- "When two women show up wearing the same outfit to a party, remarking that they look like waitresses is wrong. Good grooming teaches you to compliment both on their good taste."
Better do it thrice. Sorry, I mean four times.
Because the trouble is that
- "many society people don't know 'orchid' is pronounced 'orkid'", says a horrified [selfsame grooming expert].
I mean, they've been going around pronouncing it "in-ter-REST". I mean, HA HA HA!
(Yes, "F@*k" and "S*!t" are both pronounced "IN-tuh-rest". Now shut up and let's have some of those eclairs).