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By Andy Kev.
#1336448
As a spin off from the skonn/scoan row, it occurs to me that sometimes you don't even have a choice of how to say something because you simply can't.

For instance, Huawei. I've now run up the white flag and say either nothing or "hooey wooey". Everybody knows what I mean, especially if I mention 5G.
By Vann
#1336450
Andy Kev. wrote:...For instance, Huawei. I've now run up the white flag and say either nothing ...
Yup, say nothing. The Chinese government is listening :wink: .

Cheers, Vann.
By lurker
#1336455
Van Gogh
It doesn’t rhyme with cough nor go

A Dutch bloke told me his way and it sounds like me clearing my sinuses.
He said even the Dutch argue.

Apparently the great man was aware and that is why he signed Vincent.
By Vann
#1336457
That would work wrote:Trottiscliffe.
Damn it: Eketahuna, Whangamomona and Taumatawhakatangihangakōauauotamateapōkaiwhenuakitānatahu. (hammer)

Cheers, Vann.
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By Trevanion
#1336458
I pronounce it who-ah-way.
By Vann
#1336459
On one of my first visits to Christchurch (NZ) I had difficulty with the very English names on some of their streets. I was told that Leicester St was not pronounced Lee-Chester, but Lester. Worcester St was not pronounced War-Chester, but Wooster. And Gloucester St was not pronounced Glou-Chester, but Glosster. So when asked where I was staying I told them it was a hotel in Manster St - but they said it was pronounced Manchester :roll:

Go figure.

Cheers, Vann.
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By Trevanion
#1336464
If we're including place names, in Wales it's always very entertaining when people absolutely butcher the names like Llanelli, Tonypandy, Aberystwyth, Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, Pontypridd, Tonyrefail, Rhydymwyn, Ynysybwl... it goes on! :lol:

Occasionally they do catch me out as well though :shock:
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By transatlantic
#1336466
lurker wrote:For some reason I always stumble saying specific


I know someone that pronounces it as 'pacific'

One thing that REALLY annoys me is when people add an accent when they pronounce words/place names etc from another language.
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By Bm101
#1336468
Andy Kev. wrote:As a spin off from the skonn/scoan row, it occurs to me that sometimes you don't even have a choice of how to say something because you simply can't.

For instance, Huawei. I've now run up the white flag and say either nothing or "hooey wooey". Everybody knows what I mean, especially if I mention 5G.

Say it in Geordie Andy. Easy.
Hwa waaay pet.

:wink:
By sunnybob
#1336470
It constantly amazes me how many adults cant pronounce thirty thousand, or even something as simple as three.
(hammer) (hammer) (hammer) (hammer) :evil:
And that includes one of the chasers who is supposed to be in the top 5 of the worlds best quizzers. Maybe it should be a question?

There was a wartime film comedy with Will Hay, where he was teaching german spies to speak English.
He managed to get them to say Slough correctly, but then they decided they had had enow. :roll: :roll: :lol:
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By Bm101
#1336474
Trevanion wrote:If we're including place names, in Wales it's always very entertaining when people absolutely butcher the names like Llanelli, Tonypandy, Aberystwyth, Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, Pontypridd, Tonyrefail, Rhydymwyn, Ynysybwl... it goes on! :lol:

Occasionally they do catch me out as well though :shock:


Llan fair p.g.
Easy mate. 8)

When we lived up in the mountains my Mrs asked my Welsh speaking Dad about Dog a loo. My old man was properly baffled. Dog a loo? Yeh. Dog a loo. Pretty town on the A5. Swallow falls. Lots of woods.
The penny dropped.
Dolgellau?

:D She has never quite lived that one down.