Tuesday, 19 November 2013

ABC Wednesday, S of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Sometimes the English pronunciation is very difficult. Try this word from the musical Mary Poppins:

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

I can't pronounce it, at least not in one breath, but then again Julie Andrews and Dick van Dycke are the masters of this musical. Dick van Dycke speaks with a sort of cockney accent, something I have also tried, but didn't manage to do.

I have seen this musical several times and can't get enough of it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

 

 We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with S.

  I hope you don't mind this cheerful post after the sad one yesterday. I had this post ready and scheduled long ago.

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A great musical it is and a fun post for the day, Wil!! And at a time we can all use a smile!!

Cloudia said...

Immortal silliness, Wil

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3


Indrani said...

I too can't pronounce the word in one go. :)
What a wonderful selection for 'S' word!

ladyfi said...

One of my favourite films! Love your header shot.

Fun60 said...

It is a great musical but I would have to disagree with you about Dick Van Dyke as his accent is awful. There was a TV programme on recently about the author of Mary Poppins meeting with Walt Disney. She very much opposed the making of the film but was won round in the end although she was very upset with Disney for using an American who couldn't quite get the London accent.

Roger Owen Green said...

But can you say it backwards?

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the rhythm of that word. One of the few musicals I enjoyed-the other favorite also had Julie Andrews in it.

Gattina said...

I tried, and now I have a knot in my tongue !

Ann said...

Oh I love this song, I catch myself singing it sometimes!!Love the play and movie too.
Ann

Marcy said...

Love that musical!

S is for...

photowannabe said...

Mary Poppins is one of my favorites.
I love the happiness and the thoughtful things sprinkled throughout the story.
There will be a new movie coming out in December about Walt Disney and Mrs. Travers struggle to come to terms between her book and Disney's movie desires.
It's called Saving Mr. Banks. Should be good.

Leslie: said...

Oh gosh! This takes me back - a long time! lol And yes, I can say it, but then I speak English.

Leslie
abcw team

Rajesh said...

Wow! what a lengthy word.

Hildred said...

If it hadn't been for the musical I wouldn't have been able to pronounce this word properly, - perhaps it wouldn't have existed except for the musical. I can remember using a phrase to learn how to pronounce australopithecine I think it was 'pass the bread and butter' Great post, Wil.

Joy said...

...Um diddle diddle... What a lot of great sing-along songs there were in Mary Poppins. Everyone always laughs at Dick Van Dykes failed attempt at a cockney accent, so funny.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Of course we don't mind...one can't dwell constantly on the sadness. It doesn't do anybody any good. Sometimes you have to work on being happy and these great musicals are perfect to put one in a good mood.

That made-up word is difficult for anyone to say!

lotusleaf said...

Thanks for sharing this super video!

Obsessivemom said...

That's a great S.

Lea said...

I can say it (not the proper accent though), but I would not ever attempt to spell it!
Great choice for the letter S!
Lea

jeannettestgermain said...

I can sing it better than say it:) Fortunately it's not a word we use every day But it's a great S-word!
Oh, that picture looks very wintery.

Swati Singh said...

Great word and nice video! I had never heard before today.
thanks for sharing.

Beth L said...

Now I have the song running through my head - always loved the way Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke sang it together.

Also love your photo - such serene stillness.

Eki said...

I surely will have my tongue twisted saying this word. :) Thank you for commenting on my post Will.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Mary Poppins was one of my favorite movies when I was a child, and it later became one of my daughters' favorites too. As a matter of fact, my HS just popped our video of it a couple of weeks ago. Blessings!

Carver said...

When I was a child we used to see who could say that the fastest. Great choice for S.

Hazel Ceej said...

I can't even read it! Lol... I'm glad it's what you featured. In the grades my cousin and I used to beat each other trying to pronounce it :D
I love Julie Andrews!

Hazel

aspiritofsimplicity said...

loved this one!! It is one of my favorite words.

Lise said...

Excellent S word! Love
Mary Poppins:)

Suzy said...

Loved this musical never tire of watching it. It's supercalifragilisticexdpialidocious! Nice post.

retriever said...

Lovely musical, greeting from Belgium

Kay said...

We used to sing that song all the time when we were little. I can even sing some of it in my head right now. By the way, your header photo is AWESOME, Wil!

Vicki Lane said...

THe musical is fun but is not nearly so good as the books -- some of my childhood favorites.

Interesting that the snake handling made it into international news. I know some of my readers thought I was making up the whole snake handling thing.

Such a beautiful header, Wil!