The English Language is Weird Anyway.

I’ve been “made fun of” for my unique pronunciations of the words “crayon” and “aunt.”

I pronounce “crayon” as “cran,” like the beginning of “cranberry.” Fine.

I’ll give you that one, but “aunt” – fuck off.

An “ant” is an insect, a bug that can lift several times its own weight, but an “aunt,” like “naught,” is a family member. It’s pronounced that way because that’s what an “a-u” combination sounds like.  It’s just phonetics, I’m not trying to sound fancy.