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To say it's NOT pronounced like this?

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DaanSaaf Thu 11-Oct-18 21:31:17

Cutlery.

Cut-le-ree
Not cuttle-ree

Sets my teeth on edge. What pronunciations annoy you?

Pusheenicorn Thu 11-Oct-18 21:32:43

I've never heard cuttleree before...

The ones that really get me are "matrass" instead of mat-ress...

And JAI instead of JAY for the letter j.

Actually makes me feel sick.

ScabbyBabby Thu 11-Oct-18 21:34:18

Isn’t JAI and JAY pronounced exactly the same?

YeTalkShiteHen Thu 11-Oct-18 21:34:48

JAI instead of JAY is how I say it, it’s how I was taught in school because I’m Scottish.

These threads always descend into slating regional pronunciations, never end well.

YeTalkShiteHen Thu 11-Oct-18 21:35:17

ScabbyBabby JAI to rhyme with Kai.

ScabbyBabby Thu 11-Oct-18 21:36:38

I love the diverse range of accents in the UK so nothing really sets my teeth on edge as such.

But I do prefer words like grass, to be pronounced to rhyme with ass as opposed to arse.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 11-Oct-18 21:36:59

I don't know the difference between the pronunciation of Jay and Jai blush

Dementedswan Thu 11-Oct-18 21:37:20

Sorry but it's cuttleree in Northumberland blush

whiskeysourpuss Thu 11-Oct-18 21:37:34

JAI is how I say it - apologies for making you sick PP you might want to avoid Scotland

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 11-Oct-18 21:37:43

Preeeemark

mybumpismostlypudding Thu 11-Oct-18 21:38:31

Whiskeysourpuss jai to rhyme with high? I always get so confused by these threads 😂

MacosieAsunter Thu 11-Oct-18 21:38:54

Cut -lah -ree

Just to be different!

Duchessgummybuns Thu 11-Oct-18 21:38:55

Expurnation instead of explanation. Ugh.

DubaiismyBlackpool Thu 11-Oct-18 21:39:02

A family name is often mis pronounced. Makes me stabby
Jack a leen
Jack lin
Even extended family do this.
If you can't pronounce Jacqueline as in Jackleen, say Jackie.

AliceLutherNeeMorgan Thu 11-Oct-18 21:39:07

“Marshmellow”

Even my own child says it like that. It’s marshmallow fgs!

Mum2jenny Thu 11-Oct-18 21:39:22

Draw instead of draw-er for a drawer in a cabinet

ScarlettDarling Thu 11-Oct-18 21:39:38

Mischiev-ee-ous.
Hate it!

ScabbyBabby Thu 11-Oct-18 21:40:13

So is KAI pronounced more like EYE? Confused. Thank you for trying to explain.

Love the Scottish accent!

DaanSaaf Thu 11-Oct-18 21:40:13

I say marshmellow blush

Bacardibabe Thu 11-Oct-18 21:40:17

Lets not even go to almond and are- mond hmm then....

YeTalkShiteHen Thu 11-Oct-18 21:41:51

ScabbyBabby aye that’s exactly it! The letter J is called J-eye rather than J-ay in Scotland.

BanginChoons Thu 11-Oct-18 21:42:04

It's cuttleree.

People round here say hospickle and bockle.

RedDwarves Thu 11-Oct-18 21:42:32

If you can't pronounce Jacqueline as in Jackleen, say Jackie.

It's jack-eh-lin in Australia, in the same way that Madeleine is mad-eh-lin, not madleen.

YeTalkShiteHen Thu 11-Oct-18 21:42:33

BanginChoons are you in Lancs?

SleepingStandingUp Thu 11-Oct-18 21:43:00

Drawer?
.so you say please close the draw-er said same as the person who drew my picture is a drawer two syllables?

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