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Tuh-may-toe/ Tuh-mah-tah

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Mrs.Owl, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Mrs.Owl

    Mrs.Owl New Member

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    Easy peasy, I give a word and two (or three!) pronunciations of it, and you say which one you use and think is "right".

    And so on.

    It'll be easy to tell who the Yankees are. :tongue3: Kidding!





    We'll start with the title...tomato.

    Tuh-may-toe or tuh-mah-tah? Or neither?! o.0
     
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Tuh-MAY-toe. Anything else is just too couth. :laugh:
     
  3. Mrs.Owl

    Mrs.Owl New Member

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    Haha I agree. You have to keep it rolling though!
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    My pet peeve: Miz-OO-ree or Miz-OO-rah?

    Obviously it's Miz-OO-ree but one of our former U.S. Senators got the whole country pronouncing it wrong.
     
  5. Melanie

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    Bringing a little internationalism along

    Wanganui..... sound as in Wonganui or Fonganui
     
  6. Mrs.Owl

    Mrs.Owl New Member

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    Oh goodness I've never heard the word o.o
    It would seem that Wonganui would make more sense but you never know with foreign words lol.


    How about "Roof"? Do you say the OO's like moose or like hoof?
     
  7. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    OK, is it:

    O-BAHM-AH

    or

    DES-POT?
     
  8. Mrs.Owl

    Mrs.Owl New Member

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    Lol :)

    You have to answer the previous post though too! And THEN post yours. *sigh* I didn't think it would be that complicated lol it's just like the other games. I'll try again..


    ROOF. Do you say the OO's like moose or hoof?
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    I say it like "hoof".

    Montevideo

    Mont-Ah-Vid-Day-O

    or

    Mont-ah-video
    ?
     
  10. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    I say "roof" either way. I'm not sure why I got with the OO sound one time and the UH sound another.

    No one every offered an opinion on the pronunciation of "Missouri" that I posted earlier, either.
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    I pronounce it Miz-Ur-ee
     
  12. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Close enough. That's how it oughta be pronounced. :thumsbup:

    Don't tell that to former Sen. Kit Bond, though. Even if he is a Republican ...

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. RLBosley

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    Mont-Ah-Vid-Day-O


    Crayon

    Kray-on or Kray-un or Kran?
     
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    I keep getting the distinct impression that Mr Obama is NOT universally loved by all!!!!
     
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  15. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    I usually say Kran, but I've also said Kray-on. Weird.

    Sked-joule

    or

    Shed-yool
     
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    My wife says "Kran"... drives me nuts. LOL
     
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    Must be a Minn-ee-SOW-ta thing. :laugh:

    ITL, I'm lower Midwest ... it's "SKEH-juhl" :thumbsup:
     
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    Rodeo Drive?


    Is is "row-day-oh" drive.....


    OR


    "Row-dee-oh" drive??
     
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    ROE-dee-oh ... unless your a Jewish American Princess or haughty starlet living in Beveraly Hills.

    How about how about your mom's sister? Is she your ANT or your AWNT?
     
  20. RLBosley

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    Agreed.

    Awnt. Clearly. She is not an insect. YMMV ;)


    Let's turn this Biblical:

    Philemon

    Fy-lee-mun

    or

    fill-eh-mon
     
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