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You know how some people pronounce luxury with a G?

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Dumbledoresgirl Fri 24-Jun-11 22:20:45

As in "lug-shur-y" -

Is there a reason for pronouncing it this way?

deleting Fri 24-Jun-11 22:22:57

I was thinking that only today. heard it on the radio, on an advert. can't remember which one but it really annoyed me.

suzikettles Fri 24-Jun-11 22:25:14

Don't know but it makes me want to throttle them.

MollysChamber Fri 24-Jun-11 22:25:34

I hate sandwich with a G. Sang-wich. Might be a Scottish thing though.

deleting Fri 24-Jun-11 22:26:51

yes think sangwich is scottish. my nan says it and it's a bit of a family joke (we're mad we are)

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 24-Jun-11 22:27:19

I just heard it on the BBC1 news. It seems an odd affectation to me and made me wonder if there was actually a reason for it.

Panzee Fri 24-Jun-11 22:28:19

Marcus off of Big Brother used to say lug shur y. Bugged the hell out of me.

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:28:22

It's actually quite hard to distinguish between luxury abs lug-zyoory in my accent. I just tried it and I have to enunciate as much as possible.

Was the speaker Scottish.

Note: I do not say sangwich. Ever.

MollysChamber Fri 24-Jun-11 22:29:15

<ponders possible reasons for random addition of G's>

LorettaMasonPotts Fri 24-Jun-11 22:29:40

Eggsit (exit) annoys me too.

deleting Fri 24-Jun-11 22:30:43

just had a look on the free dictionary and it shows two pronunciations, one of them with a 'g'. So they are obviously well within their rights to say it like that. I will continue to hate it though.

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:31:46

Well at least I don't say 'carn't'. wink

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 24-Jun-11 22:32:04

Oh yes eggsit - I had forgotten that one. So it is mispronunciation of x.

No, I don't think the speaker was Scottish.

deleting Fri 24-Jun-11 22:32:47

the person i heard saying it wasn't scottish either.

Hassled Fri 24-Jun-11 22:34:13

Is it a Midlands thing? I have a colleague who throws random Gs into words - I've been trying to place it.

deleting Fri 24-Jun-11 22:37:12

It's not all words with x in them though, so why?

aurorastargazer Fri 24-Jun-11 22:44:55

no, not a midlands thing grin

my dp says 'barth' for bath drives me mad grin

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:52:05

My DH insists on pronouncing premise as 'prem-eyes' rather than 'premiss'. And barth too, but he's southern so he can't help it.

MollysChamber Fri 24-Jun-11 22:53:39

prem-eyes? grin

aurorastargazer Fri 24-Jun-11 22:54:49

grin dp southern too, keeps calling me northerner but i have never lived further north than south staffs!!!

aurorastargazer Fri 24-Jun-11 22:55:12


it's prem-iss

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:56:55

Yes. I know it's prem-iss. I passive aggressively pronounce it properly in the hopes that he'll learn. Prem-eyes sounds so pretentious.

poppyknot Fri 24-Jun-11 22:57:28

I used to wonder whether the Radio 4 newsreader (she of the lovely Northern Irish voice) was Kathy Clugston or Kathy Cluxton owing to this pronuciation trait in some....... Turns out it is the former.

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:57:57

I only meant he can't help barth. He could easily pronounce premise like a normal person.

aurorastargazer Fri 24-Jun-11 22:58:38

wasn't aiming that at you smile
perhaps because of the 'e' at the end that's why he pronounces it that way?

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