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Feb-ROO-ary please

(15 Posts)
UnquietDad Mon 06-Dec-10 11:00:24

Josh Groban (?) is the latest offender in that song they keep playing on Radio 2. Every time it comes on I want to shout at the radio, "It is Feb-ROO-ary, not Feb-YOO-ary!"

PureAsTheDrivenShow Mon 06-Dec-10 11:03:07

I can't say it. I say Feb and then mumble a bit. I can't say jewellery or brewery either. If I try I get stuck in a weird time space continuum where I mumble ererererereerererer until somebody pokes me with a stick.

ZephirineDrouhin Mon 06-Dec-10 12:06:34

Febyery is far more efficient. Three syllables. Any more suggests a person with too much time on their hands. For those really pushed for time I would suggest that the two syllable "febbry" is a perfectly acceptable alternative (cf julry and bruhry).

UnquietDad Mon 06-Dec-10 13:27:19

"Efficiency" is not what Pedants' Corner is all about grin

ElbowFan Mon 06-Dec-10 13:34:00

Same for me with library - its not 'lie-bree' and twelfth has a f in the middle, its not twelth!!

TheYuleLogLady Mon 06-Dec-10 13:34:05

or the Feberry. distantly related to the Liberry.

ZephirineDrouhin Mon 06-Dec-10 13:42:26

Nobody actually says "twel-f-th". That would be madness.

poppyknot Tue 07-Dec-10 16:57:14

My birthday is in Feruary. My mum trained me at an early age to say Feb- Roo - ary. She is a pedant plus (in the nicest possible way..smile

WhatsWrongWithYou Tue 07-Dec-10 17:01:17

Can someone clear this up for me: I get annoyed when I hear 'sickth' instead of 'sixth' - but I've heard it pronounced that way so often now that I'm wondering if I'm committing some sort of serious faux pas, like saying 'haitch' or 'toilet.'

Anyone?

WhatsWrongWithYou Tue 07-Dec-10 17:02:09

Erm I say 'twelfth.'

< runs off gibbering >

PureAsTheDrivenShow Tue 07-Dec-10 17:10:24

I'm experimenting with 'sixth' and 'twelfth' and am succeeding in spitting on the cat.

AMumInScotland Tue 07-Dec-10 17:35:52

Febyery and sikth here - but then I come from Embra!

ElbowFan Fri 10-Dec-10 13:16:17

Do remove the cat to a place of safety if you fancy trying 'the sixth Sheikh's sixth sheep' sick' !!

ElbowFan Fri 10-Dec-10 13:17:02

...sheep's...

DGirlsandBoysWontGetAnyToys Fri 10-Dec-10 13:21:03

Now you see, to me, people who say Febrooary are on a par with people who pronounce the H in honest ignorant twits

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