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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    Slough? Pronounced how? like sloff or Sl - ow (rhymes with cow)?

    I was sure it's sloff as in sloff off dead skin..
    Depends on how its being used. The town in the U.K rhymes with how and its also a word to describe a swamp and I'm fairly certain that too rhymes with how. The shedding of skin is sloff.


    I think 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Depends on how its being used. The town in the U.K rhymes with how and its also a word to describe a swamp and I'm fairly certain that too rhymes with how. The shedding of skin is sloff.


    I think 😂
    Just googled. Your right except for the swamp one apparently rhymes with blue. Weird..

    Well there you go. I learned something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    According to the Oxford dictionary there is no such pronunciation as 'trow'. I've never heard of anyone saying it that way either!
    Hmm, weird Tassie thing I think. I didn't mean trow as in how, more troe as in hoe. Which still doesn't make it real.

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    Speaking of tack-os, there's also pasta (to rhyme with Rasta) instead of par-sta. Also, capsicun... *twitch*...

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    I once interviewed a respected businesswoman who pronounced canapés as kan-apps 😳

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    Default Mispronounced Words *spin off*

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    I intentionally pronounce some things wrong as they were once part of an 'in joke' and I forget that not everyone is 'in' on the joke.
    Kardonnay (thanks Kath and Kim!)
    Tah-Jay (Target when you're pretending it's a posh boutique)
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    Kangamoo

    I 100% know how to pronounce them, but it's more fun to say them that way.

    I know maroon is maroon, but I grew up calling it mar-own and saying ma-roon just seems toff. So I usually ham up a Spanish accent and say marrrrr-onn-ey (rolling the r and all) because I don't want to be wrong but I don't want to say it "right".

    Perthies will like this one. When I moved to WA, I would chuckle every time I drove through Cockburn, but felt to embarassed to say the word out loud. I caught the train one day and the announcement revealed it's Co-burn - so then I just got to chuckle at DH and every other newcomer since who calls it ****-burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I intentionally pronounce some things wrong as they were once part of an 'in joke' and I forget that not everyone is 'in' on the joke.
    Kardonnay (thanks Kath and Kim!)
    Tah-Jay (Target when you're pretending it's a posh boutique)
    Hellichoppers
    Kangamoo

    I 100% know how to pronounce them, but it's more fun to say them that way.

    I know maroon is maroon, but I grew up calling it mar-own and saying ma-roon just seems toff. So I usually ham up a Spanish accent and say marrrrr-onn-ey (rolling the r and all) because I don't want to be wrong but I don't want to say it "right".

    Perthies will like this one. When I moved to WA, I would chuckle every time I drove through Cockburn, but felt to embarassed to say the word out loud. I caught the train one day and the announcement revealed it's Co-burn - so then I just got to chuckle at DH and every other newcomer since who calls it ****-burn.
    Hahaha yeah it's up there with Innaloo and Dog Swamp. People used to ask me where I worked and my (genuine) response was Innaloo. And I got my groceries from Dog Swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Speaking of tack-os, there's also pasta (to rhyme with Rasta) instead of par-sta. Also, capsicun... *twitch*...
    All of my Italian friends pronoune it like rasta. I assumed we were the ones saying incorrectly by saying parsta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    All of my Italian friends pronoune it like rasta. I assumed we were the ones saying incorrectly by saying parsta
    Ditto.


 

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