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percheron67 Sat 04-Aug-18 23:32:28

I have just seen the Tesco steak ad and wish that the woman talking would not use a glottal stop in the middle of words. Perhaps this is regional but it sounds very lazy.

MeanTangerine Sat 04-Aug-18 23:34:17

*pronunciation

PurpleFlower1983 Sat 04-Aug-18 23:38:38

Have to admit I find poor spelling more irritating.

Merryoldgoat Sat 04-Aug-18 23:54:12

MeanTangerine beat me to it.

LadyOdd Sat 04-Aug-18 23:57:30

My friend always says baguette as bag et. Tbh makes me love her more!

ReggieKrayDoYouKnowMyName Sat 04-Aug-18 23:59:35

As someone with an estuary accent living in the estuary region, I can’t get too het up about the odd glottal stop, but do get annoyed if someone’s just lazily doing it because they’re not opening their mouth wide enough.

The one I hate is “almond” pronounced “aLmond”.... it’s pronounced bloody bastard “aRmond” and it says so in the bloody bastard dictionary.

HoneyBadgerApparently Sat 04-Aug-18 23:59:51

Wait how are you meant to pronounce baguette? confused

MonaLisaSimpson Sun 05-Aug-18 00:03:32

Wait how are you meant to pronounce baguette?

This. Plus who doesn't pronounce the L in almond??

dontticklethetoad Sun 05-Aug-18 00:05:38

Wait how are you meant to pronounce baguette?

Perhaps bagwette? grin

FlibbertyGiblets Sun 05-Aug-18 00:06:43

Bag et.

Aw mund.

Merryoldgoat Sun 05-Aug-18 00:07:30

The L in almond is silent and it gives me rage when people pronounce it.

www.dictionary.com/browse/almond?s=t

RedDwarves Sun 05-Aug-18 00:07:44

Nothing shits me more than "neg-oh-SEE-ay-shun" for negotiation. Where on fuck's earth are you pulling an S from?!

RedDwarves Sun 05-Aug-18 00:08:35

Plus who doesn't pronounce the L in almond??

Many people, in the same way that salmon is "sammon" not "sal-mon".

daisyinatree Sun 05-Aug-18 00:11:22

Which ad? Do you have a link?

Merryoldgoat Sun 05-Aug-18 00:12:07

YES RedDwarves!

Fucking Theresa May says it all the time and it makes me feel stabby.

I realise I’m lucky to have such trivial problems.

Merryoldgoat Sun 05-Aug-18 00:13:15

@LadyOdd - how SHOULD she say baguette?

Is she saying BAG-et rather than bag-ET?

LipstickHandbagCoffee Sun 05-Aug-18 00:14:44

Everyone knows the best mn pronunciation bunfight is Evelyn
Inevitably someone rocks up to say ever- linn...

daisyinatree Sun 05-Aug-18 00:15:30

Re the pronunciation of ALMOND...

Who would say AWmund? confused Sounds like a completely different word!

I say it as al-mund Defo pronounce the L.

The way SALMON is pronounced is irrelevant.

RedDwarves Sun 05-Aug-18 00:16:12

The way SALMON is pronounced is irrelevant.

Except that it's not.

LipstickHandbagCoffee Sun 05-Aug-18 00:18:41

Almond
No I don’t emphasise the l
Ahh.mund as in ahhmund latte please

Merryoldgoat Sun 05-Aug-18 00:19:31

@daisyinatree

Look at my link - you can actually listen to the audio file - it’s clearly a silent ‘L’.

Eemamc Sun 05-Aug-18 00:31:20

Almond fits in with palm, balm and alms, their all have an ar sound, the l is not pronounced. It really winds me up.

Eemamc Sun 05-Aug-18 00:33:50

Ok, so I just watched the ad... it’s Sarah Millican narrating. I’m failing to see the problem OP? What is it that you don’t like about the way she speaks?

Greenyogagirl Sun 05-Aug-18 00:35:42

It’s just different accents and speech patterns mixed with the ability now to watch tv/Internet of people around the world, the ability to travel more etc nobody speaks ‘perfectly’
What annoys me is when Americans prounce Herbs as Urbs.

WaxOnFeckOff Sun 05-Aug-18 00:36:13

Almond fits in with palm, balm and alms, their all have an ar sound, the l is not pronounced. It really winds me up.

Yes, you don't say the L but you also don't replace it with an R.

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