How do you say this term?

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How do you say this term?

Postby Panth8080 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:42 pm

Does anyone have a professor who says "Pear-roll" instead of "Pah-roll" Evidence? Yes, I know it's a stupid topic, but I need a study break.
Does anyone else have a professor with different way of pronouncing a key legal concept?

PS - sorry for wasting 20 seconds of your life lol

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:57 pm

I had a professor who said "lien" as "lee-en," two sylabuls, instead of "lean."

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:01 pm

In my class "limine" was the word that had the most variations...

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby minnbills » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:06 pm

I always thought prima facie

was pree ma fasce (pree ma as in prima donna and fasce as in fascist)

but one of my profs pronounces it:

pry mah fach ah

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby worldwithoutend » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Panth8080 wrote:Does anyone have a professor who says "Pear-roll" instead of "Pah-roll" Evidence? Yes, I know it's a stupid topic, but I need a study break.
Does anyone else have a professor with different way of pronouncing a key legal concept?

PS - sorry for wasting 20 seconds of your life lol


FYI, you're the one with a different way of pronouncing a key legal concept.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby Gorki » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:50 pm

Some dude kept saying statute like statuette.


Parole Evidence Rule, always heard it pronounced pah-roll.

My crim law prof would pronounce the Latin terms closer to how they would sound in Latin. So 'c' was pronounced 'k', etc.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby minnbills » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:57 pm

yeah, parol is french (like every other legal term that isn't latin.) It is properly pronounced pah roll. Or if you speak french, pah rohle

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby target » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:02 pm

I have only heard two different ways to say voir dire. One is "vor deer," and the other is "vor dire."

Have always heard people say "pah roll."

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby Gorki » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:10 pm

target wrote:I have only heard two different ways to say voir dire. One is "vor deer," and the other is "vor dire."

Have always heard people say "pah roll."


Huh. I have heard "vuh-wah deer" quite a bit but never "vor dire"

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby echooo23 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:53 am

How do you say res ipsa loquitur? Cause my prof says rayz ipsa lockquitour - like a fancy Englishman saying mature. Except she's a Midwestern lady.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby Dr. Dingleberry, PHD » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:23 pm

In my classes we've been saying:

RIL - almost phonetically. Rez ipsuh loh-quit-er.

Prima facie - primuh faysh-uh.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:04 pm

"vwa deer" "pah roll"

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:31 pm

One of my professors is British.

Need I say more?

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby piccolittle » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:34 pm

De jure

- De zhoor?
- De yuhray?
- De zhooray?

How?

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby kingofdara » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:53 am

Someone in my 1L section would say "legislation" whenever he meant to say "legislature." As in, "the legislation considered this to be the best solution." That's not a term you have to go to law school to learn.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby buddingjd » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:14 am

Professor discussing Alcoa case kept adding an "i" in aluminum - "Aluminium" - Couldn't take it.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby hurldes » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:51 am

This is one of the more interesting threads on this site.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby piccolittle » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:14 am

buddingjd wrote:Professor discussing Alcoa case kept adding an "i" in aluminum - "Aluminium" - Couldn't take it.

That's actually the British pronunciation/spelling - so not technically wrong (though I can imagine it would sound awfully pretentious if he has an American accent).

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby DocHawkeye » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:57 am

My Con Law professor pronounced "mine" as "mayan" and "idea" as "i-deer."

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby cinephile » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:07 pm

piccolittle wrote:De jure

- De zhoor?
- De yuhray?
- De zhooray?


How?

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby Dr. Dingleberry, PHD » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:58 am

cinephile wrote:
piccolittle wrote:De jure

- De zhoor?
- De yuhray?
- De zhooray?


How?


So like "soup du jour"?

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:24 am

I hear it pronounced de zhooray not like 'du jour' in soup du jour

One that annoys me is when people confuse symbolism and symbology....something has symbolism when is stands for something....symbology is a field that very well may have been made up by Dan Brown and, if not only that, it means the study of symbols

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:34 am

minnbills wrote:I always thought prima facie

was pree ma fasce (pree ma as in prima donna and fasce as in fascist)

but one of my profs pronounces it:

pry mah fach ah


Latin terms have a lot of variability in pronunciation because there is no "soft C" in Latin. In my experience professors who have taken latin as a language pronounce phrases like "principia" and "prima facie" and "ceteris paribus" with hard C's (like they were originally pronounced) and everyone else pronounces them with soft Cs. I think both ways are acceptable now a days.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby pauwelsd » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:03 am

My Legislative Procedure prof pronounced legislation leg-islation. As in "you've got to be pulling my leg-islation."

We're still not sure if he was serious or if he was pulling one of the most successful long trolls of law school.

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Re: How do you say this term?

Postby arae13 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:58 pm

echooo23 wrote:How do you say res ipsa loquitur? Cause my prof says rayz ipsa lockquitour - like a fancy Englishman saying mature. Except she's a Midwestern lady.


I read this and immediately knew who you were referring to. The Midwestern lady thing gave it away ;)




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