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DUI vs. DWI

 

Are they different or the same?

 

I have always thought that they referred to the very same thing; and I just saw a news report on MSNBC about an FAA administrator resigning after he was arrested for "DWI"; while the words at the bottom of the screen said "DUI". The network's audio and video weren't in synch. 

 

DUI means "Driving Under the Influence" of alcohol. DWI means "Driving While Intoxicated." Is one worse than the other…is "intoxicated" more drunk than "under the influence"?

 

I don't have a clue, personally. But I wish the moniker monitors would settle on one, for the sake of simplicity, accuracy, and general understanding.

 
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Paprika

 

It's a 3-syllable word.

 

A common-but-delicious spice…"sweet", hot, or smoked. So simple and so often mispronounced. It's no surprise to hear the Food Network's Paula Deen (Southern-twang-caricature mama) mispronounce anything; but this one has no excuses. 

 

It's not "pap-a-ri-ka"!  It has just 7 letters, not 8 — and only 3 syllables, if you're not counting.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized