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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #825 on: 08 November, 2021, 01:38:17 pm »
Cant remember who it was now but they were English. A documentary on ancient Egypt and they kept saying "oboe-lisk". I'd take either "ob-o-lisk" or "ob-a-lisk" but how they managed to get a woodwind musical instrument into their pronunciation beats me and grated horribly.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #826 on: 08 November, 2021, 02:58:17 pm »
Then there's US resprat'ry vs UK respiratory vs Dr. John Campbell resp-eye-ratory.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #827 on: 08 November, 2021, 08:56:00 pm »
Cant remember who it was now but they were English. A documentary on ancient Egypt and they kept saying "oboe-lisk". I'd take either "ob-o-lisk" or "ob-a-lisk" but how they managed to get a woodwind musical instrument into their pronunciation beats me and grated horribly.

Maybe never read any Asterix books?
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #828 on: 15 November, 2021, 08:34:05 am »
FWIW I learnt to drive in Germany, where gas is the colloquial term for petrol & diesel

Further FWIW, over a dozen years ago I rented an automobile in Aberdeen.  The rental agent pointed out the location for fuel filling and informed me "this car uses diesel petrol".

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #829 on: 27 November, 2021, 09:25:00 pm »
TV's Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes has just referred to the “Omnicron” variant of Coronalurgi.  Nasty cough she’s got too.
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #830 on: 28 November, 2021, 12:14:52 am »
Doesn't she know it's the Orinoco variant  ???

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #831 on: 28 November, 2021, 01:35:16 am »
I guess she's going with the flow.
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #832 on: 28 November, 2021, 11:55:16 am »
I guess she's going with the flow.
Lateral thinking there Mr L.
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