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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:45 AM
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What words do you supposedly pronounce funny?

For me, the words lawyer, aunt, and sorry all get me funny looks. Of course, I'm not originally from Boston (where I live now) so I don't have their ridiculous interesting accent.
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Anyways, people here pronounce the word aunt like awnt, while I prounounce it like ant. People here say loyer, and I prounounce it as if I were saying the word law followed by the word yer, if that makes sense. xD And people here say sawry, while I put more of an emphasis on the "o".
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I have never heard your pronunciation of lawyer.

The only thing I've been told I said weird is the word "golem" (both the Pokemon and the mythical creature). My boyfriend told me that I pronounce it like Gollum, not like goal-em like him haha.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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If it counts, I call soda "pop."

I also say aunt as ant, lawyer as law-yer, and all that jazz.

I say coupons as kyoo-pons but I hear it both ways.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I supposedly pronounce 'tomorrow' oddly, despite my not being Canadian. I don't get it.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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It doesn't often come up in conversation, but I pronounce words (and words similar to) marrow like 'maw-row' and I get funny looks. Tomorrow also ends up sounding like 'tuh-more-oh' despite not being British.

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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Due to far too much Top Gear, I don't pronounce car brands in the American way at all ever. .__. Also words I have read more than heard and then hear said on British television, I'll end up mimicking the way the speaker says it which, you know, earns me very odd looks. Since I'm Minnesotan and all. Other than those... I don't really speak enough for people to pick up on things I pronounce differently.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I dunno, I speak just like everyone else, I guess.

Though I do come up with my own pronunciations, I just never say them to anyone else x] fe' example I come up with a sorta british-scottish-country accent for no reason other than because I can
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:17 PM
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This is probably more of wrongly pronouncing a word but I used to always say 'retry' and ree-tree. I don't know how I got onto the habit of this mispronunciation, but eh. My friends says that I always pronounce 'gone' weirdly, apparently I say gon instead of gorn.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:28 PM
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I've been told I pronounce "button" like "buddin"

Also, apparently I randomly slip into light British while at home sometimes
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Old October 5th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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There is quite a few words I pronounce different.
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Anything with an R in it - I roll my R's quite a lot.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I refuse to pronounce 'Hyundai' and 'Tokyo' as is anything but Hyun-dai and To-kyo.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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I tend to speak like most other people do in the Pacific Northwest - but with my Spanish accent.

If I don't know how to pronounce a certain word I'll try my best but it ends up like if a Spanish person [who doesn't know English] trying to read an English word. I do speak English, which is always strange and confusing for me.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I've been told I pronounce "button" like "buddin"
Yeah sometimes I say "buh'in" and for Toronto I say "Torronno"

@_@ I dunno how to place my accent.. it is.. average north american/ canadian..?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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When I refer to drinking water I pronounce it as "wooder" without thinking. I don't use that pronunciation for the element, strangely.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:07 AM
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I can't think of anything I say weirdly that draws attention, but something that has always bothered me is the way Americans say "Hyundai". The Y is in that word for a reason people, stop saying "Hunday". You're wrong.

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Old October 9th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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I hate it when people pronounce the word "Herb" as "Erb".... There's an H in there, people!

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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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I can't really think of a good current example, but I'm sure they're many.

I do remember back when my middle school best friend still lived here, his mom used to crack up whenever I said the word pink, because apparently I pronounced it pank.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Aluminium - I can't pronounce it at all which is shameful for a chemist paha. Other than that I don't tend to pronounce many words weirdly, at least not that I've been told... Sometimes I'm told I say 'glass' wrong as I pronounce it as 'glahss' whereas a couple of my friends pronounce it 'glass' with the end sounding like a behind, but I guess that's just based on where we grew up. There's not really any words I've ever been called out on other than those two though.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 06:33 PM
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I do pronounce a lot of words weirdly, yeah. I pronounce 'really' as 'rilly,' 'seriously' as 'sirisly,' and 'sorry' as 'surry.' One phrase that makes my friends go bonkers is, 'and I'm like,' which I pronounce as, 'enaymlayk.' I'm weird like that.




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Old October 13th, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Wow, weird thread to come across. Stayed up until 3am last night with my roommates pronouncing different words we found on Wikipedia accent comparison lists. :P My one roommate is from the Southern US so we were comparing his accent to my other roommate's and my Canadian accents and it turns out even us two Canadians have different accents. I grew up all over Canada so I pronounce things with flairs from central Canada and eastern Canada especially, but my basis is probably what you'd find in central/southern Ontario. I also tend to pronounce almost every sound in a word assuming it's not meant to be fully silent and that is more a Canadian thing. (For example, we'll pronounce "tomorrow" as "to-morrow" instead of "t'morrow"... no letter left behind! :P)

I think the only words I pronounced quite differently from my other Canadian roommate were Toronto, lava, basil, syrup, dew, pecan, advertisement and... those are the only ones I remember, really.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Yeah sometimes I say "buh'in" and for Toronto I say "Torronno"

@_@ I dunno how to place my accent.. it is.. average north american/ canadian..?
That's how you tell if someone is really from Toronto. They have to say it that way.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 09:07 PM
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That's how you tell if someone is really from Toronto. They have to say it that way.
It's true. :( I almost always pronounce the second "T" since I grew up in practically every province but Toronto. It's only occasionally that I won't pronounce it and now that I think about it it's only when I'm talking to Torontonians that I don't! Weird.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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It's true. :( I almost always pronounce the second "T" since I grew up in practically every province but Toronto. It's only occasionally that I won't pronounce it and now that I think about it it's only when I'm talking to Torontonians that I don't! Weird.
If I read "Toronto" I pronounce the second T. In conversation it comes out the other way for me XD
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Old October 14th, 2012, 04:09 AM
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i always pronounce ridiculous wrong lol
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Old October 14th, 2012, 04:39 AM
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I don't say anything weirdly. There are some words that I might pronounce a bit different to how other people around here pronounce them, but I never pronounce them in a way that would get me funny looks.
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