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AIBU? Eye-Bu? Am I Being Unreasonable?

(26 Posts)
Goldenbug Sat 28-Oct-17 19:51:50

How do you read AIBU? Do you think "am I being unreasonable" in your head or try to pronounce "Aibu"?

I usually think "Ay-eye-boo" to myself, but sometimes the long version.

MongerTruffle Sat 28-Oct-17 19:53:06

I read it eye-boo. I read YANBU as yan-boo. I read YABU as ya-boo (with a short a sound).

VampireLatteDrinker Sat 28-Oct-17 19:53:36

I say "eye-boo", "ya-boo" or "yan-boo" in my head

silverbell64 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:56:26

just plain old "am I being unreasonable" here.

raviolidreaming Sat 28-Oct-17 19:56:41

I don't think I read them as anything. Just recognise them and move on.

ManchesterGin Sat 28-Oct-17 19:56:54


I bizarrely sometimes sing
Eye-boo eye-boo eye-boo in my head blush

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 20:01:10

Am I bring unreasonable.

I get thrown by GP as I read that as a doctor, then think grandparent and then guinea pigs...

Elledouble Sat 28-Oct-17 20:02:53

Eye-boo, Yan-boo, Yah-boo grin

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 28-Oct-17 20:03:18

Eh Eye Bee You


Why Eh En Bee You



JigglyTuff Sat 28-Oct-17 20:12:25

Nothing other than the letters. This goes back to that really interesting thread a couple of months ago where the OP was asking people if they read words aloud in their heads when reading. It was put a lot more eloquently than that blush

kali110 Sat 28-Oct-17 20:15:11

Am i being unreasonable.
Didn't know there was any other way confused

Looneytune253 Sat 28-Oct-17 20:15:35

Ooooh now you’ve just made me think I don’t read words in my head at all. There’s no physical words heard in there just reading and then understanding never thought about it before. How bizarre. I do hear the words as I’m writing though as I’ve just discovered.

MakeItRain Sat 28-Oct-17 20:19:19

Aye eye bee you! But really it's never been the same since we lost "Am I Being Unseasonable" at Christmas sad

DJBaggySmalls Sat 28-Oct-17 20:29:56


ManchesterGin in my head I read that in this voice

Hastalamorte Sat 28-Oct-17 20:30:02

I-boo and you are notgrin

Hushabyelullaby Sat 28-Oct-17 20:30:31

Eyeboo, yanboo and yaboo here

ratspeaker Sat 28-Oct-17 20:32:14

Aye, be, you

LewisFan Sat 28-Oct-17 20:33:08

Definitely eyeboo grin

ButchyRestingFace Sat 28-Oct-17 20:34:19

I don't parse AIBU as anything.

But I do think YA BOO quite a lot.

Or even, YA BASS.

Nikephorus Sat 28-Oct-17 20:34:40

The full words.

Goldenbug Sat 28-Oct-17 20:35:33

Glad it's not just me being weird.

Or maybe there are just more other weird people about than I realised.

Eyebooyanbooyaboo Sat 28-Oct-17 20:40:50

I definitely pronounce them in my head.

If I've seen a film and then read the book after, I "hear" the voices of the actors for each character. Same with TV or audiobook.

QOD Sat 28-Oct-17 20:42:00

I THINK I say aye booo

But now I’m over thinking it I’m all confused

silverbell64 Sat 28-Oct-17 20:43:31

Definitely you being weird. Either that or you're on here too much and over thinking.

Jenala Sat 28-Oct-17 20:44:34

I say ay-boo, where at rhymes with hay

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