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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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Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:16

Furry Boots City

Me too. Fit fit fits fit fit?


SchadenfreudePersonified · 11/10/2018 22:16

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

I do yummy


mybumpismostlypudding · 11/10/2018 22:16

@whiskeysourpuss I've never heard that, I love it! I love hearing different peoples accents, it really tickles me! I know how you feel about your sister haha my DH's alight Norfolk accent turns into a thick Norfolk broad when he's home and he's almost unintelligible Grin even though none of his family sound like that Hmm I think he can't hear it haha


Mammysin · 11/10/2018 22:16

Tank Gawd! An Irishwoman living in England , I struggle with people who call Ireland “Island” but thanks to the mysteries of grammar, dialect and Mumsnet the rhotic r was revealed 😀


thisneverendingsummer · 11/10/2018 22:16

Holibobs and famalam and sainsbo's. Grin

I say these occasionally, (especially siansbo's!) but I never did til I came on f*cking mumsnet!


happypoobum · 11/10/2018 22:17

Surely you would say artist rather than drawer? I don't think I have ever used the word drawer in any context other than to mean a bit of furniture.

I pronounce it drawr


JuditthIscariot · 11/10/2018 22:17

Fillum. Summit you go to see at the pictures


ChrisPrattsFace · 11/10/2018 22:18

When people say ‘generally’ when they mean ‘genuinely’
Such a little thing that can annoy me in an instant!


BrokenWing · 11/10/2018 22:18

Jai here too (Scotland), just asked ds (14) and they are still teaching as jai in school. Only person I know called AJ is spelt A-Jay (and is the son of Jay).


SchadenfreudePersonified · 11/10/2018 22:18

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

I didn't know that.

I thought it was pronounced /skohn/

I pronounce it /skon/

I live and learn.


AnElderlyLadyOfMediumHeight · 11/10/2018 22:19

I say 'libree' and 'Wensday' (perhaps with a tiny trace of a 'd' between the 'e' and 'n'). And 'Febu(e)ree'.

I never knew that about Scottish Js - on the subject of Scottish words, I am a huge fan of 'outwith' and am trying to introduce it into my (non-Scots) English. I also rather like 'I stay' for 'I live'.

'Haitch' is a regional thing. I do think it's unfortunate that ignorance of other patterns of pronunciation gets so tied up with snobbery in the UK (or, dare I say it, in England - and I'm an English RP speaker).


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:19

Summit you go to see at the pictures

pic-chers, you mean?

Maybe you’d see I-run man?


Livedandlearned2 · 11/10/2018 22:19

Besketty instead of spaghetti, or just sketty.


JuditthIscariot · 11/10/2018 22:20

Oh no, never I-run! Just eye-on


MrsSarahSiddons · 11/10/2018 22:20

I think Jai to rhyme with eye is the more old fashioned way to say it in Scotland. A lot of my older Scottish relatives (west coast) said it that way. But my generation and my kids all say Jay (east coast though).

My pet hate is the house auction programmes on TV that refer to commUNal areas. It's COMMunal.

I also hate "draw" when people mean "drawer". But I've had my arse handed to me on a plate on MN before for suggesting that people in England should try to pronounce the r at the end. "Drawr". It's not hard.


Andtheresaw · 11/10/2018 22:20

If you can't pronounce Jacqueline as in Jackleen, say Jackie.
It's French, so should be pronounced Jackulyn, with a soft J: final syllable slightly longer than lin, but not as long as leen.

Jackleen is just awful. Sorry


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:20


What is famalam?


AnElderlyLadyOfMediumHeight · 11/10/2018 22:21

Mammysin, I'm non-rhotic but don't say Ireland as Island - it's sort of 'I(uh)land'.


thisneverendingsummer · 11/10/2018 22:21

famalam - family! Smile


SchadenfreudePersonified · 11/10/2018 22:22

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

I would add "wellibobs" to that Yabbers


AnElderlyLadyOfMediumHeight · 11/10/2018 22:22

I think (don't quote me) famalam is an affectionate social-media term for family.


Buggerbrexit · 11/10/2018 22:22

Refuge instead of refuse did my nut in when I worked for the council.


AnElderlyLadyOfMediumHeight · 11/10/2018 22:23


StoneofDestiny · 11/10/2018 22:23

The Jai/Jay thing has probably emerged from which letter you choose to rhyme with when reciting the alphabet
H. I. Jai or Jay Kay

Still - was taught Jai, and Jai it is (sounds better imo)


FinallyATea · 11/10/2018 22:24

My DH says 'plar-stic bags' instead of 'plastic bags' and it does my head in!

Why would anyone pronounce 'plastic', 'plar-stic'? AngrySmile

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