How cool is this? I was spending waaaaay too much time online (as usual) and I found this very useful... yes, useful, YouTube channel! It is The Pronunciation Book and it shows you how to pronounce words- not words like cat or dog, but words that are currently popular.
For example... I didn't know what this word meant, let alone how to say it until my SEVEN year old, 6 at the time used it on me:
Imagine you are The Olive Garden with your entire family and you are celebrating your great grandmother's 102 birthday. She sees an item on the menu, but can't quite figure out how to pronounce it. You take out your SmartPhone and show her.
Pasta Fagioli is "pasta and beans", is a traditional meatless Italian dish.
Now, this might be useful for you. If you want your mom to buy you this person's cd for your birthday and you don't want her to embarrass herself at Best Buy, you could show her this video before she leaves.
Rihanna is an R&B artist who's first hit, "Pon de Replay" was released in 2005