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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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AlmondVanilla · 13/10/2018 10:01

Although I suppose it rhymes with I!


BumDisease · 13/10/2018 10:02

@yetalkshite och you mean a dish cloth. ๐Ÿ˜œ


Blackoutblinds · 13/10/2018 10:02

Haitch eye jai kai ell em en


AlmondVanilla · 13/10/2018 10:13

Haitch eye jai kai ell em en

Oh! You do the Kay as Kai too! Makes more sense now


ThisIsTheFirstStep · 13/10/2018 10:17

@bum cloot, surely


whiskeysourpuss · 13/10/2018 12:47

No the K is Kay - Kai sounds daft


UseditUpandWoreitOut · 13/10/2018 13:19

A J cloth is a hoyable clowt in my part of the UK Grin


whiskeysourpuss · 13/10/2018 13:21

Hoyable clowt???


UseditUpandWoreitOut · 13/10/2018 13:25

Disposable cloth : A clowt that can be hoyed away after use.


Chocolatedeficitdisorder · 13/10/2018 13:29

disposable cloth I reckon

(I'm from Edinburgh and don't recognise this)


whiskeysourpuss · 13/10/2018 13:29

Ah... I'm using that it'll confuse the fuck out of DD Grin


Chocolatedeficitdisorder · 13/10/2018 13:30

Cross-post - I was right!


UseditUpandWoreitOut · 13/10/2018 13:33

Jay/Jeye/Jai Cloth/Cloot/Clowt

To say it's NOT pronounced like this?

UseditUpandWoreitOut · 13/10/2018 13:38

I'm from Durham.
*We hoy ourselves about the dance floor, hoy our clays in a suitcase, hoy insults about, hoy the remote over when someone else wants it and we don't and hoy our floor clowts out when they're hacky.

*That's the royal 'we' obviously, I'm not talking about every person who lives in Durham


ARoomSomewhere · 13/10/2018 13:43

I was at a lecture at Newcastle Uni last week.
About Socrates.
No 't' in Socrates or Socratic and missing syllables in 'Quest'nin'.
Eleventy billion times over a whole morning.
I (now) appreciate there is no 't' in Metro either and its a regional thing
But i was knawing my own arm by lunchtime :)
( I also appreciate that 'evelenty' is an annoying word. i dont use it normally!)


ARoomSomewhere · 13/10/2018 13:51

Ahem. 'Eleventy'.
I'll get me coat...Grin
(see what I did there?)


Liketoshop · 13/10/2018 14:16

Pronouncing th as f. As in vo instead of though and free instead of three.
Absolute height of laziness and ignorance. IMO


ferrier · 13/10/2018 15:31

And makes it really really difficult when you're trying to teach someone to spell.


JustJoss39 · 13/10/2018 16:10

Twenny instead of twenty, beekle- beetle, aminal, and deh cember - Dee cember, sammich - sandwich


MotherofPearl · 13/10/2018 16:19

I think a PP has mentioned it but reckernise for recognise enraged me for some reason. The g is pronounced, even if fleetingly.


Juells · 13/10/2018 18:01

reckernise for recognise

That was me, ranting about Paul Martin on Flog It ๐Ÿ˜…


IAmMumWho · 13/10/2018 18:05

Cuttle-ree is how it's pronounced in Lancashire

Or just knife, fork n spoon


Juells · 13/10/2018 18:09

Liketoshop Sat 13-Oct-18 14:16:11

Pronouncing th as f. As in vo instead of though and free instead of three.
Absolute height of laziness and ignorance. IMO

I used to do that when I lived in London, because although I can hear a difference in the way I pronounce d and th, English people don't. There isn't a th sound in Irish, so we (some of us!) have difficulties with the lingual contortions required. It's a bit like how you'd feel if you had to use the Xhosa click when speaking quickly - easy enough to do the click if you stop to think about it, but not easy in mid-sentence.


Isanyoneoutthere · 13/10/2018 21:28

Aks instead of ask. Its only 3 letters ffs.


brisklady · 13/10/2018 23:58

ARoomSomewhere you were probably gnawing your arm rather than knawing it Wink.

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