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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefully Waiting View Post
    And the one that gets me is when DP says beet-root not beet- trute...
    Oh boy. My dad says beet root. Usually because he's trying to be funny and says "beet root? Well you can beat an egg but you can't....." With this massive grin. Ugh give it up dad!!!! đŸ˜³

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    Um a haitch and zee person... Thats what I was taught in primary school.

    For those of you who say zed (which sounds American to me) do you then also say zebra or zee-bra?

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    Zed and zebra, same ze sound. Zee is the American pronunciation, I'm pretty sure : yes:

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    People have actually been taught to say "zee" and "zee-bra" in Australian schools?! That's pretty appalling.

    I don't get the beetroot one...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    People have actually been taught to say "zee" and "zee-bra" in Australian schools?! That's pretty appalling.

    I don't get the beetroot one...?
    I think it's beet(tiny pause)root as opposed to beetroot, all at once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I think it's beet(tiny pause)root as opposed to beetroot, all at once?
    I say 'be-troot'

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    Ahhh. I blend that one together too... "bee-troot".

    I get a little bit squirmy when people say "yogg-ert" and "brock-o-lie"! Oh, and "vitt-amin".

    What about urine? I pronounce it "yur-in", not a fan of "yur-ine"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Um a haitch and zee person... Thats what I was taught in primary school.

    For those of you who say zed (which sounds American to me) do you then also say zebra or zee-bra?
    You were taught that in Australia?

    "Zee" is definitely the US pronunciation, just watch Sesame Street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Um a haitch and zee person... Thats what I was taught in primary school.

    For those of you who say zed (which sounds American to me) do you then also say zebra or zee-bra?
    I say Zeb-ra not Zee-bra. That's what I was taught in school.

    I also say Zed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Um a haitch and zee person... Thats what I was taught in primary school.

    For those of you who say zed (which sounds American to me) do you then also say zebra or zee-bra?
    *hyperventilates*

    No, no, no. 'Zee' is American and 'Zed' is Australian/English!

    Here, in Australia, you should be saying 'Zeb-raa' not 'Zee-braa'.

    Whoever taught you otherwise (in an Australian school!) was a buffoon.

    *I can haz typos*

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