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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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FrancisCrawford · 11/10/2018 22:25

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ThePants999 · 11/10/2018 22:27

"How else do you pronounce creche?

I have always thought it odd that Brits pronounce crepe "krep". It's "crayp" here."

Where's "here"?

I mean, it's a French word, so I'm not sure why you'd think it odd to pronounce it the French way. It's "crêpe", not "crépe", so no "ay" sound should be creeping in there...


DemocracyDiesInDarkness · 11/10/2018 22:27

Jai to rhyme with pie is a west coast Scottish thing. I don't know anyone who says it that way (east coast).

I can't watch Mr Tumble any more since there was an episode involving a trip to a library and he spent the whole time saying 'Lie-bree. That's right, you sign LIE-BREE. Lie-bree.'

It's got 3 fucking syllables you spotty-bagged cuntweasel. Angry


letsgetreadytosamba · 11/10/2018 22:27

Apparently it may come from the French pronunciation.


PenCreed · 11/10/2018 22:27

I’m from the Highlands and I say Jay. Pretty sure my parents do as well.

I have VERY different vowel sounds to northern DH though, so this sort of thing comes up a lot in our house!


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:28

I have heard I jai kai

As in Wellington boots? That’s horrific!


alltalknobaby · 11/10/2018 22:28

People who pronounce the G in tagliatelle. It's an italian word, the G is there to soften the L, just as the G in lasagne softens the N. It's not tag-lee-a-telli 🤯


Buggerbrexit · 11/10/2018 22:30

Oh ex-presso and brusch-etta.

Espresso and brusketta please


Juells · 11/10/2018 22:31


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.

Sorry, but I laughed.


MrsEricBana · 11/10/2018 22:32

Thee-etta instead of thee-a-ter. Triple grrr.


MrsEricBana · 11/10/2018 22:33

And Wes on Love Island telling everyone he was a newkiller engineer.


TitilatedOcelot · 11/10/2018 22:34

Smile* @ Democracy*
He annoyed the crap out of me when he did an episode about being ill and needing "medsun" instead of medicine. Sometimes I miss the CBeebies days, but I'm so glad I no longer have to watch Mr Tumble.


Jimdandy · 11/10/2018 22:34

Everyone I know says skellington instead of skel-e-ton


Yabbers · 11/10/2018 22:34

People who pronounce the G in tagliatelle
Ahh, but does that not risk slipping into that thing where people pronounce foreign words in used in English in the accent of that language, which is really pretentious.


Angie169 · 11/10/2018 22:34

I often wonder with threads like this if we were been filmed / recorded anyone watching would think the MN world had gone mad , cos ( grr hate that word too ) we are all repeating words over and over that have no place been in a sentence together Smile

my pet hates are
crips - crisps
hospickle - hospital
W-hole - whole ( its a silent W ffs )
I find it more annoying when people are using the wrong or made up words -
Brung - NO you did not brung it to me you brought it to me
I borrowed it to him - no you lent it to him .
I Lendid it - nope you it lent .


Novasglow · 11/10/2018 22:35

Tong instead of tung (tongue)
Cirtel instead of circle
Grow-en instead of grown


TatianaLarina · 11/10/2018 22:35

Jai is also the London pronunciation of J. Jai Kai


letsgetreadytosamba · 11/10/2018 22:35

Even worse is I brought it him


TatianaLarina · 11/10/2018 22:36

I should say a London pronunciation.


Angie169 · 11/10/2018 22:36

You it lent ? ??? poor grammar as well as made up words from me then


Disquieted1 · 11/10/2018 22:37

If something is see-through it is transparrrrent. It is not 'trans parent' which means something completely different.


LanaorAna2 · 11/10/2018 22:37

Anyone who pronounce foreign names correctly curls my soul in shame.

Chateau - sha-toh!
Pate --pat -eh!
Gateau - ga -to! o! Oh! Woe is me!

Anglicise it, ponce.


letsgetreadytosamba · 11/10/2018 22:37

*i borrowed it him


MrsEricBana · 11/10/2018 22:37

Jimdandy I went with in laws to put flowers on a family grave in a churchyard in Surrey. On the adjacent headstone was inscribed Arthur Skellington.


drquin · 11/10/2018 22:37

I'm intrigued some folk are justifying the JAI pronunciation as being "Scottish" or being from Scotland ..... we are aware there's more than one Scottish accent / dialect 🤔

I'd never say it was a "Scottish" pronunciation .... perhaps more common in West Coast / Glasgow folks IMHO but that's not the same as "Scottish".

(Not just another furryboot-er claiming central belt bias 😂)

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