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AIBU to think aloe vera is pronounced 'allo veera' and not 'ah verrrr'?

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Curlyblow Tue 10-May-16 16:23:18

As per stupid radio advert proclaiming the weight loss properties of 'ah verrr' [breathy voice].
It was only after I'd heard it a few times that I realised they were talking about bloody aloe vera.

scarednoob Tue 10-May-16 16:24:28

Julia agrees with you!

scarednoob Tue 10-May-16 16:25:06

(You need to click on the pic to see it properly - famously bitchy t shirt!)

Curlyblow Tue 10-May-16 16:25:54

Me & Julia; one mind.

Curlyblow Tue 10-May-16 16:27:01

I'd never seen that before - finger absolutely not on the pulse!

member Tue 10-May-16 16:30:58

YANBU! Not heard the advert or anybody pronouncing it in a way other than "allo Vera"in fact I mentally do it in a Victoria Wood - type character voice!

ToucheShay Tue 10-May-16 16:34:05

Thought you were going to say it was your MIL, as it is something mine would say.

Mamadothehump Tue 10-May-16 16:37:12

Erm, aren't they promoting Alevere???

Curlyblow Tue 10-May-16 17:18:02

Quite possibly! blush in which case I'll withdraw my outrage it's still a stupid advert

Bringiton2016 Tue 10-May-16 17:21:05



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bubblegurl252 Tue 10-May-16 20:21:59

Wasn't there a parrot that said Allo Vera!

maggiethemagpie Tue 10-May-16 20:51:01

It's like M and S calling hosiery 'hose-er-ee' instead of 'hose- ee-er-ee'. They seem to have deposed of the 'i' and it annoys me no end.

HormonalHeap Tue 10-May-16 21:05:52

Your op had megrin

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 10-May-16 21:18:43

I don't get that T shirt blush I always thought the joke was "Allo Vera" as in "hello Vera." Please explain.

StealthPolarBear Tue 10-May-16 21:21:59

Thank you Maggie I assumed it had been me who'd pronounced it wrong all these years. Not that I say it much but in my head.
20% off hoserry
It took me a while to realise they were talking about what I would pronounce hosyerry

SirChenjin Tue 10-May-16 21:23:50

Vera was her husband's first wife - iirc he was dragging his heels over leaving her or something and generally being a shit. A Low Vera was a bitchy dig at her - and the last time I could think anything positive about Julia Roberts.

grin at your righteous indignation OP

I hate the Fred Olsen cruise advert on the radio where she says Fraydolson Cruises in what I can only presume are supposed to be sultry tones <stab stab stab>

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 10-May-16 21:25:47

Still don't get it blush

SirChenjin Tue 10-May-16 21:29:22

A Low Vera was a play on Aloe Vera - it meant that Vera (the first wife) was behaving in a low way by not consenting to a divorce or whatever it was that she wasn't doing.

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 10-May-16 21:30:08

Was Vera short as in low? or was it A low as in allow the divorce? Really not that clever either way.

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 10-May-16 21:32:06

Vera was behaving low? Oh wasn't she pregnant with his baby when he started started the affair with Julia?. Low or what?

SirChenjin Tue 10-May-16 21:33:56

I thought it was her behaviour - but you're right, it could have been allow

Either way, Vera was not and Julia/Mr Julia were.

SirChenjin Tue 10-May-16 21:35:29

More on the A Low Vera story here

Vera was well rid.

borisgudanov Wed 11-May-16 11:46:42

I thought it was pronounced "wonderful opportunity to earn a good income working from home and recruiting and managing your own team", or something like that. Or is that French for "bullshit"?

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