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#1 of 19 Old 06-18-2010, 08:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it "my - tie"
or "may - tie"
?????
I have heard both!
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may tie

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It is definitely may tie
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Yes, what the PPs said

but it doesn't stop me from calling it a hawaiian drink

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yeah, I totally know it's may tie, but I still say my tie. Not that it's a word I say outloud too often, or anything.

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well I thought it was my- tie up until the lady I got it from told me it's may tie and I figured she would know. So since I was wearing my baby in one and talking about it I called it may tie and some people thought I had it wrong! good to know.
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Yes, what the PPs said

but it doesn't stop me from calling it a hawaiian drink
Yup. Me too.

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It's may-tie, but I call it My tie, to my DH, as in, this is MY tie. when he uses it, I call it "your tie"

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I'm glad I'm not the only one! I have learned that it's "may tie" but to me it'll always be "my tie." Also, my DD's name ends in LEI, and has a long I sound "lorelei"... so it just makes it even more difficult to call it a may tie.

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I didn't know that! I thought you did pronounce it like the drink! How come it's different?

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I say it my tie. I don't care if that's wrong. lol.

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I pronounce is May-Tie out loud (because I know it's correct), but I still read it as My-Tie

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I didn't know that! I thought you did pronounce it like the drink! How come it's different?
The drink is spelled differently. Mai Tai.

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Mei Tai is the carrier Mai Tai is the drink. That one letter changed everything

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Okay. So I've been saying that one wrong the last three years now.

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Yes, what the PPs said

but it doesn't stop me from calling it a hawaiian drink
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I call it... Asian baby carrier.

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Mei Tai is the carrier Mai Tai is the drink. That one letter changed everything
Well that makes sense. I never even noticed they were spelled different (guess I don't drink enough )
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Okay. So I've been saying that one wrong the last three years now.
Me too... and everyone else I know!

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I asmit, I said "my" for years but that's definitely wrong. it's "may" like the month

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