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(News.com.au)   Eleven food names you are pronouncing wrong. For instance, 'tart' is actually pronounced 'My-lee'   (news.com.au) divider line 161
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2013-09-10 09:36:38 PM
An Australian article on how to pronounce words correctly? Where's the ironic tag?
 
2013-09-10 09:46:14 PM
The clue to teh unusual French pronunciation is the two dots above the "e".

It's already a fark discussion.
 
2013-09-10 10:01:36 PM
Croissant?  Why do the French make everything so hard, why don't they just call it a bun?
 
2013-09-10 10:06:31 PM
Patrick Roy is astonished.
 
2013-09-10 11:03:05 PM
I've never heard someone mispronounce schnitzel. It amuses me a bit to learn that there are people out there who see the 'ch' and just say 'fark it, not pronouncing that'.
 
2013-09-10 11:57:01 PM
Suck it, ferriners. This is 'Merika. I'mma drink sa-key at a carry-o-key bar in north ver-sails.
 
2013-09-11 12:09:25 AM
ANTHONY SHARWOOD

Douchebag

Some pronounce it "doosh-bag" but it should be pronounced "Anthony Sharwood".
 
2013-09-11 12:36:40 AM
Who pronounces Hummus with an "o" sound?
 
2013-09-11 12:43:46 AM

bingethinker: An Australian article on how to pronounce words correctly? Where's the ironic tag?


Traveling in a fried-out Kombi, on a hippie trail head full of zombie...
 
2013-09-11 01:06:27 AM
Our language; our pronunciations.

We took 'em, made 'em ours; we'll pronounce 'em how we damned well feel like it.

costermonger: I've never heard someone mispronounce schnitzel. It amuses me a bit to learn that there are people out there who see the 'ch' and just say 'fark it, not pronouncing that'.


Light
Knead
Wednesday
Jeopardy
Receipt
Island
Asthma

Seems like a lot of words have letters in 'em that we've all just agreed on in saying, "fark it, not pronouncing that".
 
2013-09-11 01:08:03 AM
I don't mispronounce any of those.

Also i am disappoint because i wanted to come here and point out that "sherbet" "sherbert" and "sorbet" are all corruptions of the persian word "sharbat"
 
2013-09-11 02:03:16 AM
Must be a regional American thing because most of those I either pronounce properly, or simply didn't know the dish existed in the first place.
 
2013-09-11 02:03:53 AM
Oh! Australian. Never mind.... that explains it all.
 
2013-09-11 04:39:56 AM

ShawnDoc: Who pronounces Hummus with an "o" sound?


The same weirdos who say 'snitzel' apparently. How very surreal.
 
2013-09-11 05:25:57 AM
Read the whole article just to know how to pronounce gyro and left sad
 
2013-09-11 05:27:02 AM
They mention Sav Blanc, but don't even mention the abomination of SEM-ih-LON.
 
2013-09-11 05:28:39 AM
Oh noes!  Words sometimes change pronounciations when they are used by people in a different country who speak a different language than the originating one the word came from.  Language is never supposed to evolve.  This is just plain wrong!
 
2013-09-11 05:35:04 AM

Gayzilla: Read the whole article just to know how to pronounce gyro and left sad


Year-Oh.  Sometimes a soft "g" as in "gear" at the beginning, so that is sounds like g-year-oh.

Hope it helps.

/Raised near a Greek community.
//Ditto about hummus, bumfark Floridians can't pronounce it to save their redneck asses
 
2013-09-11 05:36:55 AM

jchic: Croissant?  Why do the French make everything so hard, why don't they just call it a bun?


Sing, or you'll walk the plank.
 
2013-09-11 05:38:47 AM
Bruschetta.
 
2013-09-11 05:40:21 AM
I just got back from Vietnam. Pho (actually has a mark on the O) isn't pronounced "Foe" or "Fur". It's pronounced "Fa"
 
2013-09-11 05:43:28 AM
Good luck with Iraq, Iran, Notre Dame, semi, you all, Emu and Wooloomooloo.

One of those has three letters and you still can't get it right.
 
2013-09-11 05:43:34 AM
For all foods whose pronounciation I know for certain, the article explains them wrong.
 
2013-09-11 05:46:22 AM

Geordles: I just got back from Vietnam. Pho (actually has a mark on the O) isn't pronounced "Foe" or "Fur". It's pronounced "Fa"


You're Phóken kidding me
 
2013-09-11 05:59:08 AM
As long was they don't pronounce 'China' with an 'R' at the end. Every time the BBC reports, my eye starts to twitch.
 
2013-09-11 06:00:47 AM

KeelingLovesCornholes: Not sure the Moët is correct. There's nothing to harden the 't' such that you say Mo-WET. It's not spelled "Moette" et Chandon. Everything suggests a silent t, both the Moët and the et.

/5 years of French, yo


The vowel in et means you pronounce the T. The silent consonant rule is much like our "an" rule.
 
2013-09-11 06:00:50 AM

jchic: Croissant?  Why do the French make everything so hard, why don't they just call it a bun?


Came here for this, leaving to look for some bright, shiny pants.
 
2013-09-11 06:02:36 AM
that's farking dumb. Just cause people don't want to sound like idiots trying to imitate foreign accents doesn't mean they're pronouncing it wrong. And who says Snitzel?
 
2013-09-11 06:03:12 AM

Bob Down: Geordles: I just got back from Vietnam. Pho (actually has a mark on the O) isn't pronounced "Foe" or "Fur". It's pronounced "Fa"

You're Phóken kidding me


It's a nguyen-nguyen situation.
 
2013-09-11 06:03:19 AM
They said there were 11 but I can only count to ghoughpteighbteau.
 
2013-09-11 06:05:32 AM
I'd like to eat some fur right now..

/ And golf clap for the headline
 
2013-09-11 06:08:27 AM
WTF are Australian people eating? I'm pretty into food and I was missing out on 3 items on the list.

/I mispronounce pho apparently...
 
2013-09-11 06:09:06 AM
Just say it in your local dialect. If you're around people who say it the same way, no one is going to notice your foe paw.
 
2013-09-11 06:09:08 AM
It's spelled "Tart", but it's pronounced "Throatwarbler Mangrove".
 
2013-09-11 06:11:04 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Just say it in your local dialect. If you're around people who say it the same way, no one is going to notice your foe paw.


I'm blinking at your post. It's almost a twitch, but the thought that you made a joke is choking back some rage.
 
2013-09-11 06:12:28 AM
Quinoa:  the PROPER pronunciation is "no thank you, may I have some sausage?".
 
2013-09-11 06:15:07 AM
I say "cwa son" like I learnt in 7th grade Francais, and people look at me like I have a speech impediment....
 
2013-09-11 06:16:28 AM

KeelingLovesCornholes: Not sure the Moët is correct. There's nothing to harden the 't' such that you say Mo-WET. It's not spelled "Moette" et Chandon. Everything suggests a silent t, both the Moët and the et.

/5 years of French, yo


No it is actually Mo-et.
/17 living in france yo
 
2013-09-11 06:18:46 AM

bighairyguy: Bob Down: Geordles: I just got back from Vietnam. Pho (actually has a mark on the O) isn't pronounced "Foe" or "Fur". It's pronounced "Fa"

You're Phóken kidding me

It's a nguyen-nguyen situation.


s24.postimg.org !
 
2013-09-11 06:18:47 AM
A little bit about proper French pronunciation by Denis Leary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_uzwMi5NN0
 
2013-09-11 06:19:45 AM
Just don't pronounce me late for dinner.
 
2013-09-11 06:22:13 AM
I'm calling bullshiat on most of these, as I've heard none of them pronounced the way this guy says we do it (of the ones I've heard of).

jchic: Croissant?  Why do the French make everything so hard, why don't they just call it a bun?


Because that's not what it is.

KeelingLovesCornholes: Not sure the Moët is correct. There's nothing to harden the 't' such that you say Mo-WET. It's not spelled "Moette" et Chandon. Everything suggests a silent t, both the Moët and the et.

/5 years of French, yo


Elision.
 
2013-09-11 06:26:04 AM
Ya... Daiquiri is pronounced "die-curry" and there's no "zoo" in "zoology"

Gimmie a break.
 
2013-09-11 06:28:55 AM
12. Bunnahabhain.

Nice whisky but after failing to pronounce it too often, I order Lagavulin instead.
 
2013-09-11 06:34:56 AM
i428.photobucket.com

/mute
 
2013-09-11 06:39:57 AM

Prophet of Loss: As long was they don't pronounce 'China' with an 'R' at the end. Every time the BBC reports, my eye starts to twitch.


That's more a British thing in general.  When you have a word ending in a schwa sound and the next word starts with a vowel, that R gets dropped in there.

/also came for 'gyro' and left disappoint
 
2013-09-11 06:41:29 AM

Geordles: I just got back from Vietnam. Pho (actually has a mark on the O) isn't pronounced "Foe" or "Fur". It's pronounced "Fa"


The article said to drop the r in fur. That's how the people who work in pho places here say it. Like you're swearing but you change your mind halfway through.
 
2013-09-11 06:44:37 AM
Am I a snob for knowing all of those except the Turkish one, which I had never heard of before?
 
2013-09-11 06:53:56 AM
Chèvre.

And if you say "kwa-son" in most places of the world, you're going to end up sounding like a douche.
 
2013-09-11 06:55:37 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: That's more a British thing in general. When you have a word ending in a schwa sound and the next word starts with a vowel, that R gets dropped in there.


This.

"Chinar opposition" "China crisis" (if you speak RP)

Cyclometh: Am I a snob for knowing all of those except the Turkish one, which I had never heard of before?


No, you're a miserable parvenu for not knowing that the Bosphorus Restaurant in Kings Cross, under the arches past the STI clinic, serves Sydney's best Gözleme.

I made all of that up, I've never heard of it either.
 
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