Joel: it’s a town in Queensland.
Me: How is it spelled? Like, C-A-N-N-E-S?
Joel: No, it’s–
Joel: Yeah. What?
Me: how is C-A-I-R-N-S pronounced like “cans”? There’s an A-I-R in there.
Joel: Yeah, like CAAAAIRNS.
Me: that still doesn’t sound like cans.
I mean, I’m from the Land of faux-French-dropped-letters-and-terrible-pronounciation, and even I think that’s a bit of a stretch.
Then, moments later, we had a debate on how to pronounce Sioux. And I conceded.
Oh language. You are weird.