- Oct 27, 2017
Reminder that pronunciation is a cultural construct and there is no such thing as "correct" pronunciation.
It varies in Canada. Where I live on the West coast, "pra-gress" probably outnumbers "pro-gress". I tend to assume people pronouncing it the second way grew up in Eastern Canada.
I just looked at a shitload of Nike ads related to football on YouTube. The name of the brand is never pronounced as far as I can tell. You just see the famous swoosh, the word and the slogan "Just do it."
Do you guys study Statistic, Genetic and Physic too?
Because it's also correctly called & spelled aluminum, and not just by americans.
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You'd think with the popularity of films like Hot Fuzz and shows like Game of Thrones over there that we'd get some more recognition of this sort of thing and less "every Brit sounds like David Attenborough." Do they think those accents were just put on for show or something?I think what Johnny Foreigner needs to realise is that us Britishers don't all sound like we have stepped off the set of a Richard Fucking Curtis film.
I've never heard Rover pronounced the way one of the posters above described.
Regional dialects are very much a thing in the UK, even within the space of a few miles.
Do you abbreviate economics to econs? Gymnastics to gyms?
Australia pronounces it like the US, Vite-a-mins. Triggers me every time as a Brit living in Australia.
Put aluminum into the wiki search and it redirects to aluminium, both may be right, but aluminum is slightly less right than aluminium.
That's not a d, it's a fast t.
It really isn't. It is literally not in any way, shape or form, a T.
Yeah it was in that bodyguard show I first noticed it.
What the fuck? And Google is promoting "conk" as the primary pronunciation. I don't care about most differences in pronunciation, but this is fucking unacceptable.
If I had to guess, the usage of math in America without an s may be due to the fact that school was usually about “reading, writing and arithmetic.” (The 3 Rs)
As someone from Florida where conch shells and the Conch Republic are a thing...it’s conk. I didn’t realize people regularly said it how it’s spelled elsewhere. I figured the accurate pronunciation would have spread.
SpongeBob might be to blame.
I actually don't think I used one. When I was younger, I'd either call adult women Mrs. Surname if they were in a position of authority, or by their first name if they were parents of really close friends.