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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby HarlowHammer on Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:37 pm

NT Hammer wrote:Here in Australia yes they say certain words different such as

Status , Project etc but the one that does my head in & discussed it with them everytime is the word Maroon they just can’t say it properly. They say Maroan , think of Ma & then Roan as if you say the first part of Ronan ( as in Ronan Keating) .

Maroan I tell them how do you say Marooned it’s not Maroaned or even Maroon 5 . The colour Maroon they just can’t say it properly & when as now the Rugby League State of Origin is on with Queensland called the Maroons all the time said Maroans I just want to put my foot through the TV shouting it’s Maroon you mugs
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I have been over here for 5 weeks in Sydney and the one that gets me is

Data pronounced darta

Like the Septics do. Agree with the maroan as well though
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Hammer1972 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Caribbean

Ca-ree-bee-an or carib-e-an ?
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Samba on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:Caribbean: Ca-ree-bee-an or carib-e-an ?

If it was Carib-e-an then shirley it would be Europ-e-an?
Which would be bowlocks.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm

I'm having to de-program my 8 year old daughter from using a rising inflection.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:27 pm

The increasing number of yoofs who've never been further than Croydon who try to speak with a cod Yardie/LA gangsta accent.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby view from the shires on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:35 pm

Fing instead of thing and free instead of three are the ones that annoy me.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby vietnammer on Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:24 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:Caribbean

Ca-ree-bee-an or carib-e-an ?


Beer can. A kind of Jamican sandwich
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:38 pm

I work for a wine company so it's mostly grape varieties:
MerLOT
PiKNOT GriGIO
CaberNET Savignon (sic)
SAVIGnon BLANK (sic)

That's mostly the staff!!!
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:56 pm

That's what the Americans do, emphasise the last syllable of any French word especially in the culinary and alcohol world.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Dead Paul wrote:Ask or arcs

Any others that wind you up?


That one right there...made even worse if some lazy bar steward taking an order couldn't remember what I arcsed for.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby vietnammer on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00 am

Thing about ask/aks is it seems to be a thing amongst black people and it occurs both sides of the Atlantic. Have studied a bit of sociolinguistics (i.e. how language is affected by communities-a lot of it's just common sense) and from experience it's not a very recent phenomenon driven by black music (ok, I mean rap/hip-hop and records and the internet). Used to hear it in the 70's and it's not a 'yoof' thing far as I can tell. Just makes me wonder what's the link across the sea? You'd maybe have to factor in African languages, and perhaps west African and whether it has a habit of particular consonant clusters which have influenced their use of English. Dunno, just speculating.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:05 am

The English fella gets a 10/10 - the Americans were , well ...laughable . :)



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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby screech on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 pm

washing up liquid
fairy liquid
fairy up liquid (i know several people that say this, myself included)

people in the office talking about the pronunciation of tofu
tofu (toe-fu)
toff-u
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm

screech wrote:people in the office talking about the pronunciation of tofu
tofu (toe-fu)
toff-u

It's far-king-rank
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby continental skills on Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:21 pm

Two American ones that always aggravate me:

buoy - which they pronounce boo-eee

route - which they pronounce rout, regardless of getting their kicks on route 66
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Monkeybubbles on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:49 pm

It's not a mispronunciation, in fact it's probably 100% correct, but the way poshos say 'Isssssue' and 'Tisssssue' gets right on my nads.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Sauce! on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:It's not a mispronunciation, in fact it's probably 100% correct, but the way poshos say 'Isssssue' and 'Tisssssue' gets right on my nads.



Nigel Powers knows...


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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby CMNinja on Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:54 pm

CS - I appreciate Americans have different ways of saying things but the route one really gets me when they say 'en route' - it's not 'enn rowt'!

Uranus - yur-anus or yuran-us
Diplodocus - dip-lo-do-cus or diplod-icus
Himalayas - him-a-lay-as or him-ah-lee-as

I go for the first in all three cases but there doesn't see to be a consensus on any of them which makes it quite difficult when your kid is getting all variations thrown at them.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Samba on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm

continental skills wrote:Two American ones that always aggravate me:
buoy - which they pronounce boo-eee
route - which they pronounce rout, regardless of getting their kicks on route 66

Route is a strange one. I've noticed that some pronounce it the same as us (root) just as much as some that say it as rout.
I wonder why some do & some don't? Does it differ from state to state, like a dialect?
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby NT Hammer on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:07 am

Route is a strange one. I've noticed that some pronounce it the same as us (root) just as much as some that say it as rout.
I wonder why some do & some don't? Does it differ from state to state, like a dialect?[/quote]



Some Australians also say Rout not Root as well
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