Advanced search

To be irrationally annoyed by 'Breggsit'

(92 Posts)
MissAlabamaWhitman Sun 09-Jul-17 13:19:55

Because it's Brexit and actually there are no G's in the whole entirety of the word?

It doesn't even appear to be a north/south pronunciation issue but entirely random.

What induces people to pronounce it in such a strange way (and get away with it)?

See also 'Eggsit' from whence I suspect it came.

It's awful isn't it?

StickThatInYourPipe Sun 09-Jul-17 13:22:11

Never noticed this so had to say it out loud to see how I say it. It's fine I'm safe but slightly pissed at you OP for pointing it out as will drive me insane when I hear it

StickThatInYourPipe Sun 09-Jul-17 13:22:31

And of course YANBU grin

Gunpowder Sun 09-Jul-17 13:23:24

I think in R.P you are supposed to use more of a soft double g type of an x sound to avoid a glottal stop. So should be somewhere between 'gg' and 'x'.

Addley Sun 09-Jul-17 13:23:30

I resisted the word in all its forms for ages. Cutesy or irritating abbreviations, blech. See also Oxbridge etc.

If people have to say it (and I think it's pretty much inescapable now) I prefer the Breksit pronunciation. Also gooseberry rather than guzberry. But it's all just preference, accents, dialects. The word itself bothers me more.

Addley Sun 09-Jul-17 13:25:36

Or should that be Oggsbridge grin

Walnutwhipaddict Sun 09-Jul-17 13:26:07

Oh my god YADNBU angry (Tony Blair says this in his weird, hybrid 'cosmopolitan' accent 🙈🙉)

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 09-Jul-17 13:27:25

I hate the word Brexit however it's said and try to avoid using it wherever possible!

DontTouchTheMoustache Sun 09-Jul-17 13:28:27

In my accent both words sound the same confused

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 09-Jul-17 13:28:56

oh indeed, there is an X in the word, not a G!

see also negotiations which has suddenly become negoSEE-a-shuns...fuck off it's negoSHE-a-shuns.

If you want to say "see" in the middle then why are you not saying nego-SEE-a-SEE-ons huh...cos it's wrong isn't it?? So do it properly.

Joinourclub Sun 09-Jul-17 13:29:30

I also hate the word Brexit in all its forms. I can't believe it is actually an accepted word.

MissionItsPossible Sun 09-Jul-17 13:31:34

In honour of this annoying term and the fact people keep dividing it into hard brexit and soft Brexit when neither actually exists, I now refer to it as a cooked Brexit, scrambled Brexit, poached Brexit, Brexit on toast, Brexit and soldiers, boiled Brexit or baked Brexit

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sun 09-Jul-17 13:32:24

I keep hearing 'ashume' for 'assume'. Is that regional or just wrongconfused

MissionItsPossible Sun 09-Jul-17 13:32:50

I also hate the word Brexit in all its forms. I can't believe it is actually an accepted word. it's a portmanteau - not officially a real word but by the rules of language it is acceptable

GentleOnMyMind Sun 09-Jul-17 13:37:56

I am so glad you started this thread, I get the rage every time hear it pronounced breggzit.

StealthPolarBear Sun 09-Jul-17 13:41:29

I am also irritated by people who are scared of the s sound. Shhhtudents.

StealthPolarBear Sun 09-Jul-17 13:42:24

And sicth rather than sixth
It's the 24th letter of the alphabet and deserves some respect!

sodablackcurrant Sun 09-Jul-17 13:42:45

How do you all pronounce EXIT. I say eggzit.

But I am not from UK so would that make a difference?

StealthPolarBear Sun 09-Jul-17 13:44:03


IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sun 09-Jul-17 13:45:06

SchteldthPolarBear grin

BrieOnAnOatcake Sun 09-Jul-17 13:46:30

I'm from the south and they sound the same to me!!

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 09-Jul-17 13:47:52

The word that rattled my cage is "somethink", which seems to be acceptable right across the board nowadays.

Grilledaubergines Sun 09-Jul-17 13:50:49


May I throw nausea and nauseous into to the ring because they're words which irk me when mispronounced.

sodablackcurrant Sun 09-Jul-17 13:53:57


I always thought it was Sumfink.

TheMysteriousJackelope Sun 09-Jul-17 13:58:32

Brexit is a stupid, twee, abbreviation as it is without adding mispronunciation into the mix.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: