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Feb-ROO-ary please

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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

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.'


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


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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