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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    I once dated a guy who pronounced sushi to rhyme with push-ee instead of soo-shi.

    We did not go out for much longer after that.
    Uh-oh how is it pronounced?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    I once dated a guy who pronounced sushi to rhyme with push-ee instead of soo-shi.

    We did not go out for much longer after that.
    Well, if he was Japanese then he'd be pretty much right for the pronunciation...

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Most things pronounced ...in' when it should be ...ing

    Eg: goin'
    going

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Uh-oh how is it pronounced?!
    In Japan it's pronounced more like it would rhyme with 'push-ee'. But the more 'accepted' westernised version is more like 'soo-shee.'

    A bit like how the Japanese say 'sah-kay' (for the drink), and we say 'sah-kee'.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    My MIL says cup-accino instead of cappuccino, drives me nuts.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Satay, my mil is positive it is sat-hey, where I use sar-tay.

    But I also say o-rag-eno, and it drives my DH bonkers! He is constantly correcting me with o-re-gar-no.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Nike-ee it's Nike!!

    My DH says rowe-t not root for route drives me nuts

    la-zon-ya for lasagne

    eg-specially

    liberry

    use of the word youse in a non funny way
    My in laws say la-zon-ya (including hubby) so I tell them I'm making "las-ahn-ya" and they're welcome to eat that, but there's no "la-zon-ya" in this house haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Well, if he was Japanese then he'd be pretty much right for the pronunciation...
    He was most definitely not Japanese. Oh well, it sounded very funny coming out of his mouth and I've never ever heard anyone pronounce it the way he did in my life. But I will embarrassingly admit defeat this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    We have a suburb called cockburn, I didn't realize it was pronounced Coburn and said it the way it's written until hubby pointed it out after the millionth time
    Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    He was most definitely not Japanese. Oh well, it sounded very funny coming out of his mouth and I've never ever heard anyone pronounce it the way he did in my life. But I will embarrassingly admit defeat this time.
    Haha - no, not defeat. I think you can only get away with it if you're of that country. Otherwise it would be a bit like saying "Well, today I'm going to Pah-ree" (instead of Paris), and then insisting that's how the locals pronounce it, so that's how you pronounce it.

    There are some words where the westernised/ anglicised version is the same as the local one, and others where we have an acceptable version of our own!

    A bit like karaoke. We say 'ka-ree-oh-kee', but in Japan it's 'kah-rah-oh-kay' (with more of an 'L' sound than 'R' on the 'rah'). But you'd sound kind of silly saying that over here, with no Japanese background...


 

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