Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The 800-pound Gorilla

Watch the video with the expression 'the 800-pound gorilla' and think of your own examples with it. You can also run a Google search with the phrase to get some ideas and see how it is used.


  1. it's not actually 'gou', what you hear after the 'g' is the sound 'shwa' ( e.g., the way 'e' sounds in the suffix "-er")but then right after it you have the 'r' sound, for which to pronounce, you need to round your lips a little bit ... that's how you catch yourself saying 'gou' before you move on to the next syllable '-ri-'


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