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  • #61
    I teach reading/phonics (special education) and I always pronounced it COTH = MOTH as /o/ is a short sound when alone without an -e on the end (silent e rule) or when paired with another vowel in a vowel digraph (ex: oa - boat or ow - bow, since -w can change the sound of the vowel). The English language is full of exceptions though so ....


    And that was probably WAY too much information for everyone.

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    • #62


      It never occurred to me to pronouce COTH as a word! I have always said the letters C-O-T-H.

      Not sure I'll ever look at the same now though...

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Ainsley688 View Post
        You could always ask like my boyfriend does... "Are you listening? No? You MUST be on Horsey Chronicle."

        I now have to refer to all horse-related forums as "Horsey Chronicle."
        My BF refers to it as "Horsie Boards" or "Horsie site."
        "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio

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        • #64
          This whole thread is incredibly COTHic. I love it. I'm going to find a way to use it in a sentence here at my COTH-naive (well, most of it) workplace.
          Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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          • #65
            COTH obviously, clearly, rhymes with moth.
            Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

            PONY'TUDE

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Martha Drum View Post
              Maybe the question is meant in a very deep, existential way. As in, "Have you found your COTH?" Is the COTH always just ahead of the headlights, forever disappearing around the next bend, driving down Route 29? Or is it {dramatic pause} found in the heart of each and every one of us?
              This reminds me of the El Guapo speech that Lucky Day makes in the Three Amigos! movie.

              "In a way, all of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be the *actual* El Guapo!"

              PS - in writing and in my head its COTH, rhymes with BOTH. When I talk about it, it's The Chronicle Forums.
              Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.

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              • #67


                Jingles & AO continue ~ for All who remain confused ~
                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                • #68
                  I read it as "moth" with a "c" but say it out loud as "coathe" and I have no idea why...

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
                    You must be new here.
                    No, I just can't seem to get past it.. I continue to be aghast at people who are aghasted.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Janeway View Post


                      It never occurred to me to pronouce COTH as a word! I have always said the letters C-O-T-H.

                      Not sure I'll ever look at the same now though...
                      I was starting to think I was the ONLY one that says the letters instead of pronouncing it as a word!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post


                        Jingles & AO continue ~ for All who remain confused ~
                        Zu Zu, you are cracking me up! Between your jingles &AO and Long Spot's reminding me of "Why is the fun?" I can't stop giggling and snorting.

                        My favorite COTHism ever was Asspants. Made me laugh for days.

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                        • #72
                          Asspantio!!!

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by skydy View Post
                            Asspantio!!!
                            That's the one! Best misspelling EVER!!

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                            • #74
                              It still makes me laugh..

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                              • #75
                                I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I miss ol' Asspantio.
                                "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                                • #76
                                  Please direct me to the asspantio thread. I have time to kill
                                  Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                                  White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                                  Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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                                  • #77
                                    Jingles & AO for both ``` ol' Asspantio & ol' Asshat ~


                                    Jingles & AO for both ~ ol' Asspantio & ol' Asshat !



                                    * forget the goldfish and the snaps

                                    but don't forget `` pintopiaffe ( who wrote that !?! )
                                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                    • #78
                                      Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post

                                      Jingles & AO for both ~ ol' Asspantio & ol' Asshat !



                                      * forget the goldfish and the snaps

                                      but don't forget `` pintopiaffe ( who wrote that !?! )
                                      Ok, at the risk of sounding like a total COTH n00b, what is AO?
                                      If i smell like peppermint, I gave my horse treats.
                                      If I smell like shampoo, I gave my horse a bath.
                                      If I smell like manure, I tripped.

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by DottieHQ View Post
                                        Ok, at the risk of sounding like a total COTH n00b, what is AO?
                                        Always optimistic... Duh... Or ammie owner.... Hmmmmm

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                                        • #80
                                          Always Optimistic! That's our Zu Zu!

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