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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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VintageFur · 11/10/2018 22:03

Conversely the Scottish town scone rhymes with toon and not er... Scone.

Never heard jai but I am due for my flu Jag.


Gran22 · 11/10/2018 22:04

Scon or Scowne?

'In Aus, the food is "scon", but the place (Scone, NSW) is "scowne" to rhyme with bone. Just to keep it interesting. '

I'm a Scot living in Yorkshire, for me it will always be 'scon'. However, to make it even more interesting, the original place called Scone in Scotland, rhymes with boon!


CoolCarrie · 11/10/2018 22:04

Pacific instead of specific WTF !!!


SadSongsAndWaltzes · 11/10/2018 22:04

If I'm thinking about it I would say lib-ra-ry with three syllables, but more often I probably get lazy and say lie-bry.
Wednesday is always Wenzzday.

I know someone who pronounces "trauma" as "tr-ow-ma". I've never understood if that's regional or just this particular person. Has anyone else heard that pronunciation?


LittleBittyKitty · 11/10/2018 22:05

I'm Scottish, and when I hear people say JAI (like HIGH) it gives me the rage. It's JAY.


Thatstheendofmytether · 11/10/2018 22:05


Really? Well I've lived in Scotland my whole life and I pronounce it "jai"


yorkshireyummymummy · 11/10/2018 22:06

I think I say Wed-nzz-day.
Does nobody else pronounce the D??

I’m utterly confused about the letter J in Scotland now! The dog keeps looking at me strangely as she can’t decide who 8m talking to and why I keep saying the same thing over and over!

Book. I can’t bear it when people say Boo -k .
Film - FIL-um . That drives me mad too.


Gran22 · 11/10/2018 22:06

Meant to say, none of those 'Scones' are mispronunciations, unlike saying 'brought' meaning 'bought'. That's just wrong...


happypoobum · 11/10/2018 22:08

All the Scots in my family (hundreds of them - Dundee and Forfar) pronounce J exactly the same as I do - JAY


OvO · 11/10/2018 22:08

I say weddens-day for Wednesday.

I used to say jai to rhyme with high but moved to a posh borders town where they looked at me like I had two heads when I said it so now I say it to rhyme with way!


Babymamamama · 11/10/2018 22:08

MischievEEEous. No no no it's just mischievous.
Why why why has this morphed into a new word?


tillytrotter1 · 11/10/2018 22:09

DH was Lancashire, and said hospickle and lickle.

Did he also say chimbley? My Dad always referred to a shopping pre-stinct, he refused to believe there was only one letter t in there.


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:10


I’m Scottish and we were taught Jay at school. Which is how it should be because that’s the correct way to pronounce it.


letsgetreadytosamba · 11/10/2018 22:10

It can be pronounced either way 😂 I’m curious though - if you met someone called AJ would you call them A Jai?


StoneofDestiny · 11/10/2018 22:11

JAI instead of JAY is how I say it, it’s how I was taught in school because I’m Scottish. These threads always descend into slating regional pronunciations, never end well

Correct - Jai, that is (for the same reason)


Juells · 11/10/2018 22:11


Hate it!

I've got to the stage where I don't know how to pronounce some words any more Grin I say mischevuss, but then I always pronounced mischief as mischeff and now find it should be mis-cheef Confused


.so you say please close the draw-er said same as the person who drew my picture is a drawer two syllables?

Yes. How else would you say it? Genuine question.

I grind my teeth every time I hear Paul Martin on Flog It say reckernise. It's one of his favourite words, too, he says it about five times every programme.


Buggerbrexit · 11/10/2018 22:12

I can’t stop laughing at the posters insisting there’s only one way to pronounce J in Scotland.

I’ve also been here my whole life and I was taught Jay, my family have always said Jay and it’s “jay for Juliet” 😂


TooManyPaws · 11/10/2018 22:13

I never heard JAI for JAY until I moved south to just north of Edinburgh. I'm from Furry Boots City.


SchadenfreudePersonified · 11/10/2018 22:15

Sorry but it's cuttleree in Northumberland

and in Northumberland's close neighbour, Tyne and Wear.

You know what I hat?


It's NOT 'haitch", it's "AITCH" you twat!


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:15

The other Scottish one which gives me the rage is sanGwich. There’s no bloody G in it.

Ideer is another.

And not a pronunciation thing, but anyone who uses the word holibobs really needs a talking to!


thisneverendingsummer · 11/10/2018 22:15

I do know someone who says WED-NEZZ-DAY.

Kill me now!


brisklady · 11/10/2018 22:15

Not exactly a mispronunciation, but the one that does my head in is people saying'text' as if it were a past tense of the verb 'tex'. As in - 'she text me yesterday' instead of 'she texted me yesterday'.


LurkingWaspi · 11/10/2018 22:15

Someone I know, who works with dangerous criNimals.
It would not be so bad, except that's his job, and he talks about criNimals. a LOT.
I've been known to hide.


StoneofDestiny · 11/10/2018 22:15

Yes - jags not jabs.
Slidey not slippery
and Bawbag instead of Trump 😄


CrazyCatMamma · 11/10/2018 22:16

I'm Scottish and only pronounce J as Jai when reciting the alphabet. When spelling out any word, I would say Jay 😁

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