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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I say "huh-RASS"...
    Same

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    Aioli!!
    It's "A-oh-lee" people not "ally-oh-lie"

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    Punkin instead of pumpkin. Grrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    How come when I said this earlier no one responded, you say it and its laughs all round?!

    Man, I suck at popularity contests

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    Sorry Moxy! I haven't read all the comments on this thread so didn't see yours.

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    Oh Moxy I completely confess I saw your post earlier today but got distracted than then because BH took me to the last page automatically this afternoon I just quoted the post I saw referring to it.

    Profuse apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I just remembered another one. MIL has always said "chip b-oo-tay" to rhyme with foot-tay. instead of chip butty; the hot chip sandwich with sauce. So now he thinks it is actually called a b-oo-tay. I think it was a bad attempt at a fancy accent at the time that stuck. Drives me nuts though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    LOL I always thought that was 'chip buddy'!! Oops! Lucky I've never had to say that out loud.

    I'd never even heard of it til I met DH. I bet he says 'chip buddy' and that's where I got it from. He says all kinds of crazy things.
    The word is spelt "butty", it's dialect for sandwich from Northern England. If you say it with a northern English accent it sounds like "b-oo-tay" with a slight "d" sound to the "t". But there's nothing posh about a northern English accent (it is historically a very working class area) (Or should I say "there's nought posh with norvern accent".)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    Maroon being pronounced ma-rone and not ma-roon as it should be.
    Just wondering about the highlighted bit... You seem very certain. Can you back it up?

    Most sources I've seen say that either pronunciation is acceptable

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    I've always been a marone kind of girl.

    Moxy - I saw your Chester comment too.
    Gothel - it would be a GREAT western name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Just wondering about the highlighted bit... You seem very certain. Can you back it up?

    Most sources I've seen say that either pronunciation is acceptable
    Marone is very Australian. I've never heard it pronounced it that way anywhere else!

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    I thought 'marone' was just an Aussie thing? I've never heard it in the 25+ years I lived in England, and any English people I know are always surprised to hear that Aussies say 'marone'. I can't bring myself to do it... Difficult, as a Queenslander, come Origin time.

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