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Thread #59418   Message #1082071
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
29-Dec-03 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
My dear Ms Rutledge,

So nice to hear from you again. As a lifelong Southerner myself, I can assure you that there are only two acceptable pronunciations for the word "Vienna". Contrary to popular belief, the preferred pronunciation is "VEE-ANN-UH". The only acceptable alternate pronunciation is "VAI-ANN-EE", but it is only used by people for whom the number of years spent within the educational system can be expressed by means of a single digit.

A little known fact is that there are a total of six native Southerners who have never eaten a Vienna Sausage. That compares with the four who have never had grits and the eleven who have never eaten a potted meat sandwich. Unfortunately, I am not a member of either of these elite minorities though I heartily wish I was a member of the latter. Vienna Sausages are like Manna compared with potted meat.