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    Oh Smokey



    I feel pretty confident in saying that no one has ever used that particular pronunciation before

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    This went viral. It’s hilarious. No harm no foul. Just a funny moment from one of our legends.

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    Hmmm... I wonder who the father is???... I used to live right down the street from Smokey in Detroit on Santa Barbara where it must have been... I knew mostly all the people on those two blocks???...

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    Quote Originally Posted by khansperac View Post
    This went viral. It’s hilarious. No harm no foul. Just a funny moment from one of our legends.
    I agree

    Thought it was funny

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    Ok,what is-chanuckah?

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    LOL. Too cute!

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    I was wondering when you were going to chime in, Stubass! Smokey lived in our integrated neighborhood at that time, mostly jewish neighbors. I wondered since he lived in the neighborhood, why he couldn't pronounce it right, but then again, back in the day, I never saw it spelled with a "C". Perhaps he was so busy at the time, he didn't learn that from his neighbors. He is trending, like Dionne Warwick. They even had a skit on Smokey during Saturday Night Live last Saturday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingbeelee View Post
    I was wondering when you were going to chime in, Stubass! Smokey lived in our integrated neighborhood at that time, mostly jewish neighbors. I wondered since he lived in the neighborhood, why he couldn't pronounce it right, but then again, back in the day, I never saw it spelled with a "C". Perhaps he was so busy at the time, he didn't learn that from his neighbors. He is trending, like Dionne Warwick. They even had a skit on Smokey during Saturday Night Live last Saturday!
    I'm pretty sure Smokey knew exactly what he was saying and was putting everyone on...Still trying to figure out who Michael is... Went house by house across the street from Smokey in my mind, since I knew most of the families... Of course telling his kids that he lived "across the street" depends on what "across the street" means???...
    Last edited by StuBass1; 12-22-2020 at 11:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Ok,what is-chanuckah?
    If you are wondering....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

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    Look out for moon buggy commercial set to Smoke man's, Cruisin' (have no idea what commercial's about).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeNY63 View Post
    Look out for moon buggy commercial set to Smoke man's, Cruisin' (have no idea what commercial's about).
    That’s the commercial that has “Do not attempt” caption

    so I guess I won’t do jumps on my buggy next time I’m on the moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimal saint View Post
    that’s the commercial that has “do not attempt” caption

    so i guess i won’t do jumps on my buggy next time i’m on the moon
    hhaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!

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    LOlOLOL

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    Poor Smokey. I sure hope this isn't the onset of dementia, like sadly some of our favorite Motown stars suffer with. God bless him and his 80 years with us.

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    I think he probably just never knew that that word can be spelled with an H, which is the most common of course, or with a C at the beginning. It’s like suddenly trying to pronounce a word you’ve only read in books but never heard anyone say. It can come out awfully strange sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post


    LOlOLOL
    5his is just to funny lol. Poor Smoke’s, will he ever live this down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    I think he probably just never knew that that word can be spelled with an H, which is the most common of course, or with a C at the beginning. It’s like suddenly trying to pronounce a word you’ve only read in books but never heard anyone say. It can come out awfully strange sometimes.
    That’s exactly what happened with me and “macabre”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    That’s exactly what happened with me and “macabre”
    One I’ve never loved is ‘meringue’ lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    That’s exactly what happened with me and “macabre”
    when you said it did it rhyme with MacGyver? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    when you said it did it rhyme with MacGyver? LOL
    Makka-Bray

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    He probably knew very well how Chanukah should be pronounced, but didn't realise from that particular spelling that it was the same word.

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