Whitney, on sounding words out

So we get this form in our work email about Microsoft certification interest.  Part of the form asks whether the employee has tenure.  Whitney turns to her coworker, Erin, and says (phonetically),

What’s teh-nyoo r?

Whit, just so you know, it’s pronounced, “ten-yer”, not how you said it… which is much closer to manure.  Good job sounding it out, though.  You get a gold star by your name.  Please stop eating the paint chips…

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