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ick-ay-ah or eye-key-er

(29 Posts)
JimBobplusasprog Sun 16-Mar-14 14:57:52

Wtf with the radio advert?

bulby Sun 16-Mar-14 15:01:44

Eye-key-ah but i suspect that in sweden thats not how it's said.In Malaysia they pronounced it ikky-ah. If you think ikea here is hell on earth you are wrong- it's the

bulby Sun 16-Mar-14 15:02:05

Eye-key-ah but i suspect that in sweden thats not how it's said.In Malaysia they pronounced it ikky-ah. If you think ikea here is hell on earth you are wrong- it's the one in KL.

purplebaubles Sun 16-Mar-14 15:04:13

Ick-key-ah is how the Swedish say it.

Everyone here calls it Eye-Key-A. (and in the States for eg)--ex ikea employee--

withextradinosaurs Sun 16-Mar-14 15:08:37

Posh boss called it ikky ah, I had no idea what he was talking about.

OwlCapone Sun 16-Mar-14 15:12:41

You can not have a company called Ickier in the UK.

Waltonswatcher1 Sun 16-Mar-14 15:15:24

Ickier is the new pronunciation in this house - it's on the new telly ads and the teenager thinks its hysterical .
One of my toddlers first words was ikea . She will have to be retrained !

Forgettable Sun 16-Mar-14 15:16:27

Ikky yah gives me the giggles, I know it's the correct prn but it puts me in mind of pretentious thorrrrr-ithhhhhoh types

(We still snigger at posho neighbour going to NicarAGue-arrr and coming back with tales of his time in NeeeCaarAgwarrrr)

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 16-Mar-14 15:16:55

My Mum says ick-ay-ah but she can be a little Hyacinth Bucket...

EmmaGellerGreen Sun 16-Mar-14 15:17:03

My SIL is from Singapore and she talks about going to icky-ya. We were very perplexed until she showed us this wonderful shop on line.

specialsubject Sun 16-Mar-14 15:17:52

things you find out when you work abroad - in Greece is it indeed ick-ee-ah. Any other combination and all you get is puzzled looks.

DelGirl Sun 16-Mar-14 15:17:54

Ick aya where I am, Italy. Eye keea in the uk

MoominIsWaitingToMeetHerMiniMe Sun 16-Mar-14 15:39:29

My dad used to work there and calls it Eye-key-ah.

IneedAwittierNickname Sun 16-Mar-14 15:52:04

My family in Sweden call it ick--ee--a.
They laugh at the English relatives who say eye-key-a.

cory Sun 16-Mar-14 16:38:50

being a Swedish immigrant, I make a great effort to say eye-kee-ah rather than ick-ee-ah

hypercorrection, I believe it's called

(but it should never be ickier- the stress should always fall on the second syllable)

gordyslovesheep Sun 16-Mar-14 16:41:44

eye-kee-a here in sunny Tamworth

Ticklefeet Sun 16-Mar-14 17:01:42

Is it a Greek god or something my Greek friend says ik ya as he says it is from a Greek myth?

ShredMeJillianIWantToBeNatalie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:15:28

I cringe when my Swedish-speaking DH says it the "correct" way. He can't help it, poor love. I mean, I know Paris is Pa-ree in French but I still say Paris!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sun 16-Mar-14 17:15:59

Ick-ay-ah is how it is sounded in French; it's how my French boss pronounces it.

I've often wondered about 'pap-reek-ah' as opposed to 'papp-rick-car'... I say it as the second version.

cory Sun 16-Mar-14 17:25:38

Nothing to do with Greek gods, Ticklefeet; it's the founder's initials.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 16-Mar-14 17:31:09

Worse than all this was when my dp who speaks Swedish decided for some reason the shop staff would speak Swedish too. Bemused looks all round, he still can't understand why they couldn't understand him poor love

JonathanGirl Sun 16-Mar-14 17:36:36

I say "Eye-keer"

Surely I can't be the only one who says it in only two syllables? confused

AphraBane Sun 16-Mar-14 17:36:41

It's ick-ay-uh here in Germany

JessieMcJessie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:41:09

Forgettable "chorizo" would never have a "th" sound at the beginning. It's exactly the same "ch" sound in Spanish and English".

LemonBreeland Sun 16-Mar-14 17:53:58

I have Swedish family who say Ick eee ah

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