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AIBU: Dairylee or Dairylea!

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sapientia99 Wed 27-Feb-19 10:40:37

My childhood is destroyed, my mind blown. Am I the only one who thought Dairylea was spelt and said Dairylee!?! DAIRYLEE is what my mum said, DAIRYLEE is what my friends said but now I find out that it was DairyleA all along! There's an A! I think we need to petition immediately to have it changed to Dairylee...

RaffertyFair Wed 27-Feb-19 14:54:39

DAIRYLEE is what my mum said, DAIRYLEE is what my friends said but now I find out that it was DairyleA all along! There's an A!

What are you on about? Dairylee and Dairylea are pronounced exactly the same just as "see" and "sea" are pronounced the same confused

IForgotThisEvening Wed 27-Feb-19 14:54:47

Buckle up, OP. Nutella is pronounced:


Whisky2014 Wed 27-Feb-19 14:55:24

I wish no one pointed out it's still pronounced the same. Op saying "dairy lee ah" would have been much more amusing!

DontCallMeCharlotte Wed 27-Feb-19 14:55:26

I thought this was going to be the bizarrest baby name thread I'd ever read. I'm a bit disappointed now.


missmouse101 Wed 27-Feb-19 15:00:07

Dearie dearie me OP. That's all I can say. have eaten some Dairylea for lunch as well.

Namechangeforthiscancershit Wed 27-Feb-19 15:06:50

So basically a weird fake-cheese-awfulness is called exactly what you thought it was, but for some reason you never saw it written down? Doesn’t seem like a disaster.

thecatsthecats Wed 27-Feb-19 15:07:31

Part of my surname derives from 'lea - clearance/area' too, but is spelled 'ley' - also pronounced 'lee'.

SileneOliveira Wed 27-Feb-19 15:18:17

Can you not read?

MyDcAreMarvel Wed 27-Feb-19 15:20:15

Lea is pronounced Lee!

Dahlietta Wed 27-Feb-19 15:20:48

Did your mum never let you unwrap one yourself...?

HoppityFrog3 Wed 27-Feb-19 15:23:13

COURSE it isn't 'dairylee' and it never has been!

No, it shouldn't change PMSL! grin

HankNPat Wed 27-Feb-19 15:56:50

This will blow your mind, sapientia99. DP, who was brought up in Canada calls Dairylea Cheez Whiz - we both know what he means grin grin

tiredandcold Wed 27-Feb-19 16:28:30

We call it durrylee

PurpleDaisies Wed 27-Feb-19 16:31:52

My year 1s could tell you those are both acceptable ways of spelling the “ee” sound.

bumblenbean Wed 27-Feb-19 16:41:43

Think it’s safe to say it’s just you OP grin

Polarbearflavour Wed 27-Feb-19 16:42:46

Reddit - Mandela Effect!

UrsulaPandress Wed 27-Feb-19 16:44:32

Dairylea, Dairylea
Can't Dairyleave you alone

ILoveBray Wed 27-Feb-19 16:45:38


*Buckle up, OP. Nutella is pronounced:


Surely not? It's pronounced Nut-Ella.

PotholePalace Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:09

Perhaps your mum bought a cheap knock off brand? From Tesc-oh?

secretmeetingsundertrees Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:23

probably only dairylee-ah to Mark E Smith...

ChodeofChodeHall Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:33

Noo-tella, not New-tella or Nut-ella

HankNPat Wed 27-Feb-19 16:50:20

I've heard Australians pronounce it new-tella, versus our nut-ella in the UK.

MissionItsPossible Wed 27-Feb-19 16:54:32

Buckle up, OP. Nutella is pronounced:


Not in this advert it isn't.

HankNPat Wed 27-Feb-19 16:57:15

"Noo-tella, not New-tella or Nut-ella"

Why not pronounce it nut-ella when it's got, erm, nuts in it - hence its name?!

SparkiePolastri Wed 27-Feb-19 16:59:39

Why would people petition to spell it strangely?

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