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    Snitchel instead of schnitzel...heard a lady at supermarket asking for it at the deli today...arghhhhhh!!!

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    While it's probably incorrect to pronounce exactly as eggs-ack-lee, I'm pretty sure most people do. And it really bothered me when I worked with a woman that used to really over pronounce the T' eggs-act-tly' ... It is really hard to say so it results in a two T sound and it really used to irk me... Like she was always trying to point out 'this word has a T in it!'

    Also February, people forget the first R. But what gets to me more ... Libe-Erry for Library...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    That's unfortunate. It sounds crass pronounced like that.

    Apparently cue-min is also acceptable?
    Sucks when dictionary pronunciation guides are "crass"...

    Reminds me of high school when we'd dumb ourselves down for fear of ridicule
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLadyBojangles View Post
    While it's probably incorrect to pronounce exactly as eggs-ack-lee, I'm pretty sure most people do. And it really bothered me when I worked with a woman that used to really over pronounce the T' eggs-act-tly' ... It is really hard to say so it results in a two T sound and it really used to irk me... Like she was always trying to point out 'this word has a T in it!'

    Also February, people forget the first R. But what gets to me more ... Libe-Erry for Library...!!
    I always thought the first r was silent. I cannot say Feb-ru-ary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    I always thought the first r was silent. I cannot say Feb-ru-ary.
    Ah, just googled! And google tells me that either pronunciation is acceptable. Well there you go

    And a more accurate way to spell how I say it is probably feb-roo-wary

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned but I hate feeling like I'm being incorrectly judged when I pronounce "Moët" the correct way!

    It's "moe-et" not "moe-ay".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    Not sure if it's been mentioned but I hate feeling like I'm being incorrectly judged when I pronounce "Moët" the correct way!

    It's "moe-et" not "moe-ay".
    It hasn't been mentioned in this thread, but I was enlightened in another one last year! Now I'm reluctant to say it at all... The incorrect pronunciation is so firmly entrenched

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    Maybe its a young person thing but my younger brother and some of my friends say ..Nek minute ...instead of Next minute, when they r telling a story. ??what does it eveb mean?? Have they just misheard others saying...next minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganMum View Post
    Not sure if this has been asked but how does everyone pronounce cumin as in the spice?
    I've always said coo-min but have heard people say cue-min or does it depend where you come from?
    I say cue-min like a PP. I understand "cumm-in" seems to be more the correct way but it just sounds vile.


 

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