Is it correct to say “I have no ideal” instead of “no idea”? In Kentucky, this use of ideal is common across education and socioeconomic lines. Flustrated, a variant of frustrated that connotes more anger and confusion, is also common in the Bluegrass State. Grant explains the liquidity of the letters L and R, the sounds of which are often confused in English. This is part of a complete episode.

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  1. terencedesu says:

    I just heard the rebroadcast of this episode and wanted to comment on the liquidity of L and R. I am an ESL teacher in Japan, and in the romanization of Japanese, there is no letter L, and the R sound in Japanese is midway between the English L and R sound. In general, when Japanese speakers need to pronounce the L sound it comes out closer to the R.

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