Wednesday, 10 February 2010


In December, when Jaclyn took a tour of BYU, the tour guide (Rhett) provided some information about intramural sports. He asked Jaclyn what sports she liked to play and she said, "Badminton." He asked her if she really enunciated that 't' and teased her a little about her accent. Or so I hear, I wasn't there.
Rhett says it "Ba-mi-nn".
Last week I told Jaclyn I was glad she had decided to try out for the high school badminton team because I like saying that sport Rhett's way now. (She may have rolled her eyes at me.)
Anyhow, today the coaches pulled her aside and told her that she didn't need to come to the rest of the try-outs next week. She's on the team! They want the for sure players out of the way while they evaluate the rest of the potential players. And suddenly I realize that, personally, I need to enunciate my consonants. I can't go a whole season without using my d's or t's. Badminton it is.


Kelly said...

I've never heard it pronounced without the T. Rhett is a nut. Congrats Jaclyn!

Denise said...

Okay, to be fair, it's an "implied" T. Almost like a glottal stop, but not really...that is, if Rhett pronounces it the way the rest of Utah does, lol. Kind of like moun-uhn or Lay-uhn. So it's not like we just ignore the T altogether...

Congrats to J for making the badmi-uhn team! May they all learn to enunciate their consonants by her example. ;-)

Natalie said...

Nice work, Jaclyn!

(I wonder if Rhrett ever drops the T's in his name too? hee hee)

cheetah said...

YEAH Jaclyn!!

Marie said...

Because Jaclyn needs another area in which to excell?

Jill said...

I have never heard of a school having a badminton team before, wow! Congratulations to Jaclyn for being a top contender who went straight to the team!

I pronounce it "badmitton".

michelle said...

Oh, that blasted Utah accent!

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