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glorkar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

There are a couple of people that I know that regularly mispronounce caching/cache. One says it so it sounds like catching/catch, the other sounds like kayshing/kaysh. Very annoying. And on a related note, how do you say CITO? I say it site-oh, but I've heard a lot of people say seat-oh.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

see-toh
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

gyro= year-o
not guy-ro, not hero, and not jeer-o wink

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Miss Pronouncer.com
There's a new splash screen, but just click the "Home" option at the top.
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

There's a video on you-tube that has an aussie (I presume) singing:
"Walk like a geocacher" (to the tune of Walk like an egyptian) and he pronounces it gee-oh-caysher.

What's funny is it irked me when I first heard it and even my son pointed out the mis-pronunciation. But when you sing to it in your head or while on the trail (you know how catchy tunes can't get out of your head) you'll want to sing it the way he does and it just sounds better that way! wink
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So CITO rhymes with Cheeto? How did that happen? Shocked
 
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HeliDood
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

People in Wisconsin can't say 'bagel', apparently.

I lived in New England for some time. In the north east, you're really never more than a couple blocks from the nearest Dunkin Donuts. (For those who dont know, Dunkies has THE BEST bagel sandwiches.)

I'd go in there, order a "Sausage, Egg & Cheese on a plain bagel." The clerk would look at me funny and say, "a sausage, egg & cheese on a what?"

"A plain bagel"

"What's that?," she'd say.

.....

This has happened to me dozens of times. Even if I am saying the word bagel wrong, wouldn't you think it would have to sound at least remotely to similar to the word I'm intending to say?

And if I am indeed saying bagel wrong, what food items do they sell at Dunkin Donuts that my mispronounced version of bagel could possibly be mistaken for? For 9 years I've been trying to answer this very question.

No one in Wisconsin has ever questioned me about my pronunciation of the word bagel. In fact, the way I say bagel sounds just like the way everyone else says bagel. I've concluded that everyone in Wisconsin pronounces the word bagel wrong.

I must point out, it isn't just in the North east where people react strangely to my pronunciation of bagel. I've gotten the same reaction from a friend of mine in Idaho, and another from southern California, and a few more from Las Vegas.

So you're wondering (and so am I), how does the rest of the English-speaking population of the United States pronounce bagel?
To me, it doesn't sound any different from the way people in Wisconsin say bagel.
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
So CITO rhymes with Cheeto? How did that happen? Shocked


I don't know, I always actually said the letters... C.I.T.O. Even at the first one I hosted I did this. It wasn't until my 2nd one that I heard someone say it like a word... yep they said it like it rhymes with cheeto.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

koolma_k wrote:
gyro= year-o
not guy-ro, not hero, and not jeer-o wink


I purposefully mispronounce it like: jeye-row (slam a j in from of the word eye and say that then row)

My wife hates it and that's why I do it.

I'll never say year-o.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

HeliDood wrote:
People in Wisconsin can't say 'bagel', apparently.

I've always pronounced it just like it sounds here by clicking the the little speaker icon.
Bagel
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
sandlanders wrote:
So CITO rhymes with Cheeto? How did that happen? Shocked


I don't know, I always actually said the letters... C.I.T.O. Even at the first one I hosted I did this. It wasn't until my 2nd one that I heard someone say it like a word... yep they said it like it rhymes with cheeto.

So if you say "C-I-T-O" it comes out both as "seat-oh" and "sight-oh". Personally, I've always thought of it as "sight-oh", thinking of the word "cite", but if you are thinking of the word "city", it would be "sitt-oh".

How does the Frog pronounce it?
 
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glorkar
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Although I guess it should be key-toe (cache has a hard 'c')
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

glorkar wrote:
Although I guess it should be key-toe (cache has a hard 'c')

Well, if we're talking standard rules, many of which we know the English language chooses not to follow as it sees fit, the letter C before A, O, and U has the hard K sound, and before E, I, and Y has the soft S sound.

How about taking the first two letters of each word and coming up with CAINTROU? But would that be pronounced "troo" or "trow" or "troe"?
 
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amita17
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
HeliDood wrote:
People in Wisconsin can't say 'bagel', apparently.

I've always pronounced it just like it sounds here by clicking the the little speaker icon.
Bagel


Funny this particular word came up. I also pronounce it with the long a, as in the link by CodeJunkie. I work with someone who pronounces this word with the short a, like in the word "that". She has lived in Wisconsin her whole life, but did go to college in Madison, where the students are from all over, so perhaps heard it another way from a fellow student from the northeast? I also remember my first grade teacher telling us that the word "bag" is with the short a, when we thought it was the long a. My dictionary lists both, and when I say it both ways, it sounds the same. However, my dictionary lists "bagel" with the long a only.

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