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To have missed the fact that the spelling of the word 'pyjamas' recently changed?

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Bocolatechiscuit Mon 02-May-16 19:43:19

To 'pajamas'?! Wtf? I know there are some things that people notoriously get wrong, the usual 'chester draws', 'defiantly' (definitely) and even 'rest bite' (respite)! But 'pajamas' seems to be a new one or have I just missed it for years?! I've even seen it on printed mugs etc recently! Aaargh!

And breathe...grin

situatedknowledge Mon 02-May-16 19:44:14

It is the USA spelling I think.

MangoUnchained Mon 02-May-16 19:44:26

Pajamas is the American spelling.

Bocolatechiscuit Mon 02-May-16 19:47:00

Wow!! Well I never!!! I had no idea! Well now I do and it might not buy me QUITE so much in future! You learn something new every day!

I'll get me coat...grin

steff13 Mon 02-May-16 19:48:47

We've always spelled it pajamas in the US. I'd pronounce pyjamas "pie-jamas." Is that how you pronounce it?

ThroughThinkandThing Mon 02-May-16 20:22:07

We (or at least I) pronounce it puh jar ms, with an emphasis on the jar and swallowing the final vowel.

tibbawyrots Mon 02-May-16 20:40:39

in the UK pronounced pur-jar-mers but spelt pyjamas.

Lovely word when you look at it, great for Scrabble...

BikeRunSki Mon 02-May-16 21:01:47

It's a pretty well established alternative to pyjamas.

mrsm43s Mon 02-May-16 22:09:41

I spell it pyjamas and pronounce it pige- amas. The "pige" being like the beginning of pigeon. SE accent.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 02-May-16 22:11:09

I say it the same as mrs. I'm in the Midlands. I've never heard anyone say pur-jar-mahs and now I'm wondering how that sounds out loud!

oldlaundbooth Mon 02-May-16 22:13:04

Does pyjamas originate from India?

PrimalLass Mon 02-May-16 22:14:40

in the UK pronounced pur-jar-mers but spelt pyjamas.

In some parts of the UK.

We don't all add Rs where they shouldn't be!


StealthPolarBear Mon 02-May-16 22:15:00

Ah now I've recently started spelling it pajamas as I noticed the new spelling and assumed I'd been getting it wrong all these years. I will revert smile

StealthPolarBear Mon 02-May-16 22:15:51

Can't bear it when ds talks about pee jays though, just reminds me of big brother

FarrowandBallAche Mon 02-May-16 22:16:49

Defiantly always puzzles me. How can they not see it's nothing like definitely? Even definitely is better.

But yes pajama's - horrid.

Bexwhit85 Mon 02-May-16 22:17:11

Rest bite always makes me laugh. I see it a lot in the notes at work (written by "professionals")

StealthPolarBear Mon 02-May-16 22:18:48

Loose now seems to be the accepted (or should that be 'excepted' spelling) of the verb.

SenecaFalls Mon 02-May-16 22:20:23

in the UK pronounced pur-jar-mers but spelt pyjamas.

Where did all those "r"s come from? Rhotic speaker here. smile

StealthPolarBear Mon 02-May-16 22:21:58

So do you say pi jam ass?

OvO Mon 02-May-16 22:25:15

I say it like Primal.

SalemSaberhagen Mon 02-May-16 22:25:36

When did yoghurt change to yogurt?

OvO Mon 02-May-16 22:26:38

Though whenever I read the pajamas spelling I can't help but say that differently to pyjamas. Paaaaaa- jam-as. Stupid brain.

Pipbin Mon 02-May-16 22:27:24

I would say p jar mus, southern uk.

sooperdooper Mon 02-May-16 22:29:59

Pyjamas and yes oldlaudbooth it's Indian in origin smile

SteamyMcDreamy Mon 02-May-16 22:32:01

I blame it auto correct when we use our iPhones and iPads

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