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Why is it that when I asked why the sky is blue at the age of 7, most people tried to provide an answer, but when I ask the same question now, I get looks of disgust and laughter?
 
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Someone made a list of exceptionally stupid questions which include

Why are the holes in cats’ fur always in the right places for their eyes?

How far of a drive is it from Miami to Florida?

Is African a religion?

Does looking at a picture of the sun hurt your eyes?

Is an egg a fruit or a vegetable?

 
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For real though, dog farts are nasty, but they don’t smell like dog poop. Why is that?
 
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For real though, dog farts are nasty, but they don’t smell like dog poop. Why is that?
Oh, I guess stupid answers are OK?

But I actually know this: a dog fart has hydrogen sulfide gas in it, which can stink to high heaven. Dog poop doesn't.
 
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Oh, I guess stupid answers are OK?

But I actually know this: a dog fart has hydrogen sulfide gas in it, which can stink to high heaven. Dog poop doesn't.
Take a big sniff to avoid heart disease and kidney failure.

 

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I don't know about dogs, but this new kitten (now one year old) thinks that his name is "Oscar the Stinky" for a good reason. He is foul, he smells up the whole house, I've never had a cat stink quite this badly. The vet recommended putting him on a probiotic, which I did, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. 😵🤢🤮
 
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I don't know about dogs, but this new kitten (now one year old) thinks that his name is "Oscar the Stinky" for a good reason. He is foul, he smells up the whole house, I've never had a cat stink quite this badly. The vet recommended putting him on a probiotic, which I did, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. 😵🤢🤮
I recently was adopted by two young cats. They were total stinkers. I switched them to a grain free food and it has gone away. The vet first tried all the proboptics and the like, and that did nothing for the stink (and loose stool). But now that they are on a grain free dry food, they are stink free.
 

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Do you pronounce puma, Pooma? or Pyuma?

I mean, I just looked it up and now know both are accepted but I had never heard it pronounced the 2nd way.

(I was watching a BBC nature show on Patagonia - Eden: Untamed Planet. That series is mind-blowing in how beautifully it is shot. I kept wincing when she said pyuma.)

Anyway, how do you pronounce it and from what region? What about Tuna? Youtube? My father used to say it like youtyube and it always made me laugh, but he also pronounced both u's in vacuum. In English, most say Cyuba and not Cooba. Now I'm rethinking everything.
 
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Do you pronounce puma, Pooma? or Pyuma?

I mean, I just looked it up and now know both are accepted but I had never heard it pronounced the 2nd way.

(I was watching a BBC nature show on Patagonia - Eden: Untamed Planet. That series is mind-blowing in how beautifully it is shot. I kept wincing when she said pyuma.)

Anyway, how do you pronounce it and from what region? What about Tuna? Youtube? My father used to say it like youtyube and it always made me laugh, but he also pronounced both u's in vacuum. In English, most say Cyuba and not Cooba. Now I'm rethinking everything.
In general,

Try "gh" like rough; "o" like women and "ti" like nation. Therefore, "ghoti" is pronounced "fish".
As for U,

As it happens, none of the examples you've given in your question are of actual English origin: umbrella is Latin via Italian, and use, utensil, study and student are Latin via French. Other words like up and under are from Old English, while ugly comes from Old Norse. Here, you can already see some patterns, that the words of Latin origin tend to have one sound (use, utensil, student), while the words of Old English / Germanic origin tend to another (up, under, ugly), but even that isn't consistent (study, umbrella). Roughly speaking, these correspond to IPA /u/ and /ʌ/ respectively.

Other examples: great big clusters of vowels tend to point towards a French origin, like oeuvre and bouquet. Clusters of mostly silent consonants tend to point towards very old words of a Germanic origin (brought, knight), where one or more consonants have been elided over centuries of usage.

 

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Do you pronounce puma, Pooma? or Pyuma?

I mean, I just looked it up and now know both are accepted but I had never heard it pronounced the 2nd way.

(I was watching a BBC nature show on Patagonia - Eden: Untamed Planet. That series is mind-blowing in how beautifully it is shot. I kept wincing when she said pyuma.)

Anyway, how do you pronounce it and from what region? What about Tuna? Youtube? My father used to say it like youtyube and it always made me laugh, but he also pronounced both u's in vacuum. In English, most say Cyuba and not Cooba. Now I'm rethinking everything.
I do not know what yu sounds like. I'm trying to remember if I know a word spelled that way. I say poo-muh, coo-baa, you-tube. Tuna? Two-nah.
I know how I say vacuum, but I do not know how to show that. vac-uum. I think.

Region?

Well, I've lived in Virginia most of my live. Not the y'all part of Virginia. I sometimes say that just to say that, it does not come naturally. I use eh a lot for some reason.

ETA: stupid autocorrect
ETA2: yule, yuck. I . . . know how to say both, but again, not how to show how I say them. yule yuck pyuma puuummmmaa. pyuma yuck yule pyuma dang. I've lost the ability to tell the difference between how pyu-ma and poo-muh sound.

ETA3: ooh, is pyu-ma like pew-ma? Yeah, I don't say pew-ma.

"The maitee pewma huhnts the zee-bruh, eevn thow thay do naat shehr a nachruhl habuhtat. Waach az the muhngkee pets the lef-tenant in aastrayleeuh."
 
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Wai dew burdz suh-duhn-lee uhpeer ehvree time u r neer?
 
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I watch a lovely fawn-colored retired greyhound. She's polite, affectionate without being clingy/needy and a serious napping machine. She has thing where her jaw will chitter like crazy when she's really happy, it's so damned cute. :)

But when she wakes up and rapidly trots out of the room... I know I've got about 5 seconds before a wave of eye-blistering toxic fumes are gonna lurch across the room and bite my face off like a horde of rotting zombies.

And they're even worse yet if she's been fed duck or fish treats.

Some of my other friends who own greyhounds seem to agree ... dog farts are bad, but greyhound farts take it to a whole 'nother level. :D