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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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How Do YOU Pronounce Iraq?/Poll :)

Of course Iran has as just as many pronunciations. Then there's glacier. People in the US say glay-sher, and some other countries say glassier. I hear that on Man vs Wild. In Atlantic City, I heard Ar-Kansas instead of Ar-ken-saw. In PA, we say the latter. I also heard cua-fee instead of coffee in NJ. Is it peekiin pie? peacon pie? or peacan pie? (pecan)

Do you have some more examples? Please don't say "nucular;" I'm not over that one yet!




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Re: How Do YOU Pronounce Iraq?/Poll :)

Tomato is pronouced very differently in the USA compared to the UK

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Lol - think I would be more likely to say ear-raarck actually but ear-rock is close enough


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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 03:27 PM
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I've said it out loud a few times and it sounds like a-rack or uh-rack.
*I had maxilofacial surgery many years ago and I have difficulty with some sound vocalizations and pronounciations of certain words of conjunctions of letters. "Qu" also gives me fits.



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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 03:33 PM
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I pronounce it like "Ee-Raak"... like a donkey will say "Eehh-Ahh" with R in the middle and a K on the end.
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None of those ways...in England we don't tend to pronounce it with either an "I" or "ear" it's more of an "ir arque"

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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 04:21 PM
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Which, if you listen to Iraqis talking, is the way they pronounce it.

Hey guys, get your tongues around this:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch

Longest place name in the UK
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Im with Stephanie.

Except i dont say 'ir' I say 'i'...
Like.. (now americans make sure you put on an english accent when you read this) 'I Rahhk'

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I pronounce the way it's pronounced in this (very humorous, IMO) Mad TV video:

Presenting: the iRack

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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 04:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Huge
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
What?

"Hey, where do you come from?"
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili ogogogoch!"
"Can you spell it, please?"

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