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To be irrationally annoyed by 'Breggsit'

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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

X-it

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

YANBU

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

Tinkly,

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.

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