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To say it's NOT pronounced like this?

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DaanSaaf · 11/10/2018 21:31


Not cuttle-ree

Sets my teeth on edge. What pronunciations annoy you?

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YeTalkShiteHen · 12/10/2018 19:12

When o said jai is wrong I meant jai is wrong.

But it’s not, and your doggedness and arrogance in belittling anyone who does say it is what got you to here.

Blackoutblinds · 12/10/2018 19:14

I apologise for English but you carefully didn’t say you were Scottish.

You are assuming that the only correct pronounciation is the English RP One and that is imposing a cultural norm on me from a foreign culture and country.

And that is wrong. How dare you tell me my pronounciation is wrong? Who are you to decide that?

whiskeysourpuss · 12/10/2018 19:15

buscaution you can't say that to pronounce J as jai is wrong when many of us here have said that is a) how we were taught to pronounce it & b) how we pronounce it in day to day life and then expect us all to go

"awrite then we've aw been sayn it wrang aw they years we'll aw jist change it noo... cheers fir the heids up"


buscaution · 12/10/2018 19:16

But it’s not, and your doggedness and arrogance in belittling anyone who does say it is what got you to here.

Absolutely did not belittle anyone. Again, another word to make me stand out as doing something I am not. It's rather interesting how me saying jai is wrong can it be accepted, yet I am expected to accept the opinion that it is right.

Anyway; I am happy to debate, but when it comes to name calling and dancing of the edge of racists accusations I'm done.

prettybird · 12/10/2018 19:16

No - you're just stating categorically that Scots people who say "J-eye" are wrong (and apparently there are some areas in England where they say it too) .

No supporting information. No argument. Just in your opinion. Confused

And much as I dislike the sound of "J-eye" - that is my problem. I find it gobsmacking that someone should be so arrogant to tell others that their perfectly acceptable regional variations are wrong.

There. I'm judging.

Blackoutblinds · 12/10/2018 19:17

But it is racist.

People can say the letters and words however is in their accent and culture. And ethnicity. That doesn’t make them right and you wrong. There isn’t a right or wrong. There’s just different.

buscaution · 12/10/2018 19:17

I apologise for English but you carefully didn’t say you were Scottish

I absolutely did. I said I have lived over 40 years, because I am over 40. When that was seen as not being Scottish I clarified I am. I then got accused of lying about it. Then I was further accused of hating Scotland and everything about it.

So, added to the above, I'm going to leave it there.

csa26 · 12/10/2018 19:18

My son gets very upset about nikey instead of Nike - his argument is that we don't say bikey instead of bike. He has a point.

Er. It’s Nikey after the ancient Greek goddess of victory (Νικη, which I think would actually be pronounced nickair, but maybe they went with modern Greek pronunciation). If we had a rule that all English words that are spelled the same have to be pronounced the same, a lot of words would sound different! (All the ones with ‘ough’ in, for a start.)

buscaution · 12/10/2018 19:18

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YeTalkShiteHen · 12/10/2018 19:19

buscaution every argument you’ve applied to J also applies to H, so I’m stunned your playing the wide eyed innocent.

Here’s a hint for the future, if you sneer at an entire group of people and keep on telling them they’re wrong and implying they’re stupid or lesser (which you absolutely have) expect a backlash. And ffs don’t be surprised when it comes!

Blackoutblinds · 12/10/2018 19:20

I haven’t sworn at you.

But you taking my pronounciation and saying it’s WRONG and trying to enforce your perceived correct pronounciation is making a judgement that those who are of my culture are wrong.

If that isn’t racist, what is it?

Blackoutblinds · 12/10/2018 19:20

Bus I have never sworn at you or said you’re wrong. You can say the letters however you want, I’m not the one saying anyone else is wrong.

WindyWednesday · 12/10/2018 19:23


FallenIvy · 12/10/2018 19:26

My least favourite - "chester draws for sale, good condition."

Grin Ooohhh I really get wound up when I see this too.

Bennyandthejetsssss · 12/10/2018 19:36

Hospickle and bockle make me want to puke.

Go back to primary school and learn to talk.

Mind you, evil step mother says these words. I used to pretend I couldn’t understand her.

3out · 12/10/2018 20:03

‘It's not just different. It is incorrect. I understand lots of words have variations in pronunciation, but the alphabet? The absolute basis of the English language? Sorry but no. The letter is JAY.’

Can’t believe you actually believe this 😂😂

strawberrisc · 12/10/2018 20:11

My absolute darling Dad has a fabulous command of the English language but constantly uses the “word” ‘normarilly’.

E.g “Normarilly I’d go to the bank but it’s closed today”.

NoParticularPattern · 12/10/2018 20:13

So the usual arguing and name calling that these threads attract aside.... I’ve remembered some more!!

We say “I aim so” meaning “I assume so”
We have a bate/bait box rather than a lunch box (we’ve had many discussions about the spelling of this today. We still can’t agree)
Butty is a generic term for any sandwich here whereas I believe in most places they’d expect a hot sandwich.
I also forgot “skemmy” meaning skinny- “that beasts looking a bit skemmy” if it’s a bit thin.

Not that you’d ever tell we are farmers 😂😂

Cronaca66 · 12/10/2018 20:43

Haitch instead of aitch (letter H).

dorisdog · 12/10/2018 21:08

I grew up in the West Country so we all sound like we're in Hot Fuzz in my family.
However, when I moved to a city on the south coast, lots of people said 'innit.' As in 'isn't the weather awful,' or 'isn't the bus late' but just shortened to 'innit.' Took me ages to work out what they were saying.

UseditUpandWoreitOut · 12/10/2018 21:12

So when some people say 'J-eye' are they saying it like say people in Essex?
I've been chuntering on in a crap Scottish accent since teatime 'I'm awa' to clean the torlet wi'a J cloth' type of thing.
I can't get me tongue to say J-eye without going all Essex.Confused

The dog is entranced yet mystified as to what I'm doing, DH hasn't noticed and my son just Hmm and tuts as he walks past me.

ivegotflowersinthespring · 12/10/2018 21:34

who cares? people have different accents - who says which is right or wrong - just snobbery to me

cherish123 · 12/10/2018 21:40

Jai as in Kai? I live in Scotland and I have never heard this. Do you mean Jay as in the boy's name or the letter?


LucyAutumn · 12/10/2018 21:41

Ex-presso Angry

CauliflowerBalti · 12/10/2018 21:55

Christ on a bike someone help me work out how to say drawer not draw, when referring to a chest of drawers, but in a one syllable way with a silent e.


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