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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:53 am

The thing you use to machine wood called a router is pronounced rowter in UK, and the computer networking thingy called a router is pronounced rooter.

One routs and the other routes, I suppose. I wonder how the septics say them?
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:20 am

Not a pronunciation, but the term "cake walk" infuriates me.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:I wonder how the septics say them?


They say "rowt" and "rowter" in all instances. Infuriating cretins.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby southbrishammer on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 pm

CMNinja wrote:Diplodocus - dip-lo-do-cus or diplod-icus

This causes a lot of arguments in my family (we have 3 kids under 12, so it matters a lot.

We all agree on dip-lo-do-cus, but we disagree on the third syllable. They all pronounce it to rhyme with 'toe', while I pronounce it as in 'dot'. Who's correct?

Anyway. ren-ay-ssance or ren-aya-ssance?
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 pm

southbrishammer wrote:Who's correct?


Your kids.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Mega Ron on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Yeah, your kids are correct. And you're weird.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby vietnammer on Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Not English pronounciation, but I was teaching some Arabs to aks and answer questions about how much sleep they get. They naturally pronounced the 'h' in 'hours' and couldn't say the dipthong vowel. Result:

Ahmed, how many hores you have at night?

I have eight hores every night.

Marsh'allah!
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby OFT on Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 pm

NT Hammer wrote:Some Australians also say Rout not Root as well


Is 'root' not deemed a swear word in Oz? pretty certain I was told that by a cousin who came over to stay many years ago.

Back to Americans.

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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 am

^ A good drinking game to play with Americans, getting them to properly pronounce English place names.

Bicester, Welwyn, Lewes, etc.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Devils Advocate on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:35 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Infuriating cretins.

Which they pronounce "cree-tins"
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:39 pm

They also pronounce "niche" to rhyme with "itch" (instead of quiche). Because they are MORONS.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Project.

Do you pronounce it proj-ect or proe-ject?

I pronounce it proj-ect.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Monkeybubbles on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:11 pm

sendô wrote:Project.

Do you pronounce it proj-ect or proe-ject?

I pronounce it proj-ect.


Funny how the word's different in "project a film" and "start a project". English is quite a tricky language to learn, I imagine.

Going slightly off topic, the ever fragrant Mrs Monkeybubbles works as a sign language interpreter. I've always thought it would be useful if they taught sign language in schools. Not so many problems with pronunciation there, although there are regional differences between some signs.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Westcliffspur on Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:11 pm

During the early stages of the conflict in the South Atlantic, my mate and I argued whether it was pronounced Falk lands or Fork lands. We asked our work colleague from Gibraltar to settle the argument and he said MALVINAS. We both ended up jumping him.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby Hemel Iron on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 pm


Is 'root' not deemed a swear word in Oz? pretty certain I was told that by a cousin who came over to stay many years ago.

Back to Americans.

Moss Cow...….. .aarrrgggghhhh!


Not sure if it is a swear word, but slang for sex, probably on a par with shag.

Noun or verb.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:19 am

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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby uptonparkhurst on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:
Funny how the word's different in "project a film" and "start a project". English is quite a tricky language to learn, I imagine.



You can say that again! Learning the differences between effect/affect as both verbs and nouns must be a nightmare foe EAL student, seeing as how many native English speakers don't seem to know the difference.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby badabing on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:36 pm

Many moons ago me and an old girlfriend met up with my mate and his new bird, within about 20 minutes they were having a blazing row about whether it was para-seat-a mol or para- set - amol, it was a real cracker, “ it’s paraseatamol, NO, it’s f***** parasetamol, we were both surprised the relationship didn’t work out.
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby sendô on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:39 pm

So which one of them was pronouncing it wrong?
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Re: Pronunciations...

Postby badabing on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:43 pm

sendô wrote:So which one of them was pronouncing it wrong?



Not a clue mate, I stayed well out of it for fear of wearing one of their drinks!
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