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NurseyWursey Wed 02-Apr-14 20:51:05

My cousin just asked me for a 'hidimeh' cable.

After a bit of confusion turns out he means 'HDMI' cable.

Apparently loads of people pronounce it like that, in particular abroad?

This isn't right is it?

MammaTJ Wed 02-Apr-14 20:52:38

Never heard of that. YANBU! but I am a technophobe

ILoveOnionRings Wed 02-Apr-14 20:53:42

'HDMI' here

santaandthearmadillo Wed 02-Apr-14 20:54:15

is he embarrassed he's prounounced it wrong and is trying to convince you you're the one pronouncing it wrong?! grin

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Wed 02-Apr-14 20:54:37

No he's bullshitting cause he got it wrong

CSIJanner Wed 02-Apr-14 20:54:47


YANBU - your cousin is. That's actually quite amusing. My techie IT DH would love it though if you told your cousin that if you don't understand the technology, you shouldn't own it...

whispers ~ it's one of his major bug bears ~ whispers

LittleMissGerardButlersMinion Wed 02-Apr-14 20:54:49

grin that's funny!

NeedToSaveMySanity Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:06

No never heard it said that way. My Dutch in laws pronounce wifi as wiffy! Apparently that's normal over there.

CombineBananaFister Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:07

Suppose it doesn't really matter unless you want to be understood grin -you'd get there eventually.
Think it's pronounced H.D.M.I. as it's short for something so that's how I would do it - High Definition blah blah or wotnot, Could be wrong.

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:17

Cross post grin

Hassled Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:21

Your cousin is a wrong as a big bag of very wrong things. No one calls it a hidimeh cable.

CorusKate Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:49

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littledrummergirl Wed 02-Apr-14 20:56:51

Haich dee em eye
or at least thats what we called them when I worked in the trade. It may have changed in the last six years though smile

CombineBananaFister Wed 02-Apr-14 20:57:51

Or maybe he's watched Cloudy With The Chance Of Meatballs and is being ironic like the fusdar??? thingy

lottiegarbanzo Wed 02-Apr-14 20:59:58

And hidimeh, not even hidemee? I'm reading that in a Midlands accent.

natwebb79 Wed 02-Apr-14 21:01:18

Haha! This reminds me of Fone jacker. 'Look-ee-de-toov'. grin

manchestermummy Wed 02-Apr-14 21:07:58

natweb First thing that sprung into my mind too.

Is it ready for the huuud?

sooperdooper Wed 02-Apr-14 21:09:32

Hahaha, nah nobody has ever called it that, ever!!

PurplePidjin Wed 02-Apr-14 21:13:59

Maybe he thought it was like why fie?

Which I always thought would be better pronounced whiffy, but never mind hmm

WhatsTheWordHummingbird Wed 02-Apr-14 21:21:06

Haha that is funny. We have an office in our company called NRSO and one of the staff members pronounces it Norrosow. Makes me think its like a country in its own right.

MiscellaneousAssortment Wed 02-Apr-14 22:29:11

It's like Durvduh smile

NurseyWursey Wed 02-Apr-14 22:36:29

Thank god for that! (sorry I've been gone for so long)

Hi-deh-mi though grin

Balaboosta Wed 02-Apr-14 22:42:40

Italians say "voo voo voo" for www in web addresses.

NurseyWursey Wed 02-Apr-14 22:47:37

Balaboosta That's amazing!

I was reading an article on different sounds in different languages, the heart beat one is funny. Oh and the dog bark!

ChickyEgg Thu 03-Apr-14 10:35:10

Haha! It's HDMI as in the individual letters.

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