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Offline lorenausuk

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Re: The BBC and Mareeeeland
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2016, 02:59:29 AM »
BING-um-tun. Which is in keeping with how Brits pronounce things like Gloucester and Norfolk, omitting sounds you would expect to hear and inserting the schwa in at every opportunity.
Thank you. I learned something new today. I would have never guessed that!

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Re: The BBC and Mareeeeland
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2016, 08:05:51 AM »
Or jaguar. Or puma. *shudder* Those are nails on a chalkboard for me.


Where I grew up in California, people pronounced 'jaguar' as 'jag-wire'.

Talk about grating!