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Pronunciation - whats all this 'ISS-YOU' stuff?

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JoolsToo Tue 26-Apr-05 23:35:34

iss-you this and iss-you that ......

its bloody ishoo - always has been - but every policitician, journalist and broadcaster has suddenly found a new pronunciation and its driving me bats!

MarsLady Tue 26-Apr-05 23:41:09

Not me honey. lol. Hey call LGJ

BadgerBadger Wed 27-Apr-05 00:25:59

(Another note to self: STOP clicking on purple links!!)

hunkermunker Wed 27-Apr-05 00:28:43

It's like news - people who say 'noos'

noospaper...full of cows saying noo!

It's too late. I should be asleep. Can you tell?

flamesparrow Wed 27-Apr-05 08:00:34

My one that drives me nuts is "pro-nown-ciation"

Its SPELT pro nun ciation - why why why would it be said nown??????

suzywong Wed 27-Apr-05 08:18:50

and mis -cheevy-yus

it is mischievous = mis-chi-vus

flamesparrow Wed 27-Apr-05 08:26:18

YES YES YES!!! Want to beat people who say mischeevyous

bibiboo Wed 27-Apr-05 08:53:45

'ex-cape' for escape and 'chimbley' for chimney

Drives me potty!

but how do yo all say 'thesaurus'? I say it with a short 'e' but the rest of the world seems to say it thee-saurus.

anorak Wed 27-Apr-05 09:13:42

vunnerable instead of vulnerable.

Titania Wed 27-Apr-05 09:14:55

like supernannys unasseptable......grrr

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 11:46:35

con-trov-asee or contra-versee

sc-on or sc-own

pah-th or parth

wheresmyfroggy Thu 28-Apr-05 11:50:11

i sense a north/south divide in your ones Jools

Supernanny makes me laugh with her unacceptable, and the thing is she says it so much

bundle Thu 28-Apr-05 11:50:22

skedule (instead of shedule) really gets me

PuffTheMagicDragon Thu 28-Apr-05 11:51:14

Ooh, now with my teacher head on, I thought "issue" was pronounced i-ssue, not i-shue as "ss" and "sh" are totally different digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound).

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 11:52:45

bugger that, its ishoo

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 11:53:20

bugger that, its ishoo

wmf - only the path one (int it?)

whats the unacceptable thing then?

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 11:53:37


PuffTheMagicDragon Thu 28-Apr-05 11:59:09

Ka - ee Arris

Sponge Thu 28-Apr-05 12:00:45

I agree it's still ishoo and I'll take ishoo with anyone whi disagrees.
The same people also say tissyoo. Ridiculous.

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 12:03:00

Puff thank goodness we won't have to hear that anymore!

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 12:03:54

sponge - <nods in agreement>

PuffTheMagicDragon Thu 28-Apr-05 12:20:51


anorak Thu 28-Apr-05 12:24:19

What about people who paint muriels on walls?

BarbaraX Thu 28-Apr-05 12:34:58


is it no (short o) or nou ( a little ou sound at the end?) or other options?

my scottish friend always teases me for sayin no pronouncing the vowel ou after the n.

I am sure I am hearig other people saying nou rather no here in London? or is it being italina and I mis-hearing things?

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