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    How do you (mis)pronounce some words

    Language is funny at times. Eg:
    Message received from the front line in battle: Send three and four pence, we're going to a dance.
    Actual message:
    Spoiler


    Some common words:

    Cache - kay-sh (some say cash)
    Router - r-out-er (Yanks say roo-ter)
    Data - dah-ta (some say day-ta)

    ISO - eye-so
    Which is from the Greek Isos; it is a word not an abbreviation.
    It is the short form for the International Organisation for Standardisation – wacky hey!
    They define it so it must be http://www.iso.org/iso/about/discover-iso_isos-name.htm

    Nikon - nik-on (Yanks sometimes say nigh-kon)

    What weird word variations have you heard?

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    How about The herb Oregano ? I have heard Americans pronounce it O-Rag-In-O.
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    Another It one...

    SQL - see-quel (others S.Q.L and squeal)

    Cars...

    Porsche - poor-sh
    Coupe - coup or coup-eh ?

    On bad one is AKsed instead of asked

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    and then they drop the 'h' in herb and say 'erb'!!

    Not really on this line but my hubby was reading a shopping list and rang me saying "where is the dislocated coconut?" hahahahha .... explained its desiccated coconut! He still couldn't find it!

    I use to love how my youngest boy use to say machines.....a-shee-ma-s.....and if we were going to Strathalbyn it was Scratch-albyn! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Porsche - poor-sh
    I do Poor-sha for that. It still doesn't feel quite right.

    And definitely Coup for me.

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    I gotta nu neekon camewa...... What about the two Ronnies and the pismronunciation of their worms.......a great skit...probably get it on utube.
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    Murds wixed, turds wisted and everyfing frack to bunt

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    Nike. I say it, and so does every non-North American I know. But it's clearly supposed to be pronounced 'nigh-key' (two syllables, not one).

    Ever heard an American try to say Renault? They don't even know where to start... /sweeping generalisation.

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    People saying nu-cular instead of nu-clear is one of my pet hates!
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    My dad used to pronounce the word "Paradise" to "Par-La-Disc"....

    I am not much better thu

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    Dont worry Kym, the way the younger generation are developing their new " Txt Speak ", in a few years we wont be able to understand a word they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PH005 View Post
    Dont worry Kym, the way the younger generation are developing their new " Txt Speak ", in a few years we wont be able to understand a word they say.
    i don't understand them now
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    i don't understand them now
    Good call Mudman.

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    Youse! Not uniquely Tasmanian (thanks to Jeff Fenech!), but certainly used a lot around here!

    Just in case anyone was wondering .... the plural of "you" is ...... "you" in this strange, quirky, English language of ours!

    BTW Kym ..... I'm pretty sure Americans don't call a router a "rooter" ..... that would be the English!
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    spacific ocean instead of pacific gets my goat.
    "All intentsive purposes" instead of "all intents and purposes".

    Mind you I used to see the word malevolent (mal-ev-olant) and pronounce it male-volent. Never out loud though but in my head when reading thank god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylB View Post
    BTW Kym ..... I'm pretty sure Americans don't call a router a "rooter" ..... that would be the English!
    If you've been to a CISCO network hardware presentation - I can assure you they do!

    Which reminds me of year 12 at high school (1974), we were watching TV in the common room and some sport was on
    and the female American exchange student comes in and asks... "what team you rootin fer?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Monny View Post
    ...and then they drop the 'h' in herb and say 'erb'!! ...
    It seems to be a Nth American pronounification, but I have heard a stronger version, something like "U-RRR-BS", as if the spkr had eaten quite a few and was b-URRRping. And then there are those critters pronounced "SQUIRRRLS", and there's the ongoing "WaRR ohn TERR-RR".

    In a like vein, might I say the mis'use of apostrophe's is alway's a corker.

    And, have you pre-ordered anything yet? How about pre-registered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    On bad one is AKsed instead of asked
    Ooooh, when I hear that said, I want to slap the person! The rest I can live with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaela View Post
    People saying nu-cular instead of nu-clear is one of my pet hates!
    nucular, its pronounced nucular

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    arks instead of ask... i hear it all the time

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