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Because I thought this'd be a fun way to artificially add activity to my LJ, here's a pronunciation meme I found on friend's LJ.


Thanners :: Pronunciation Meme by thanners

Pronunciation Meme

My own answers in parentheses.

Your Name and/or Username: (Adam / Thanners)
Where you're from: (Perth, Western Australia)
Say the following words: aunt, roof, route, wash, oil, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium and herbs.
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? (Toilet-papering?)
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? (Soft drink or fizzy drink)
What do you call gym shoes? (Sports shoes or sneakers)
What do you say to address a group of people? (Hey, Heyas, Howdy, Salutations)
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? (Daddy Long legs)
What do you call your grandparents? (mother's side: Pho Pho, Kung Kung; father's side: Grandpapa)
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? (Trolley, Shopping trolley)
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? (Sun shower)
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? (Remote, or Remote control if I feel like the extra effort)

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sunshine95 From: sunshine95 Date: January 18th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
Neat! I find regional term/pronunciation differences really fascinating.

It never fails to amaze me how many different ways people have for referring to the same thing (and just in English). I mean, there are SO MANY words for "carbonated beverage." (I call it a soda, for the record.)
thanners From: thanners Date: January 19th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
It is quite interesting. That's why this particular meme appealed to me. (c:

As I went through each word, I was also, in my head, trying to figure out other pronunciations for them, applying different accents until I managed to find how a word could sound different. Some of the words I'm still not sure how they would be pronounced differently (though I'm sure if I hear it I'll smack my forehead and think oh, of course).

sunshine95 From: sunshine95 Date: January 19th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
Some of the words I'm still not sure how they would be pronounced differently (though I'm sure if I hear it I'll smack my forehead and think oh, of course).

Out of curiosity - which ones?
thanners From: thanners Date: January 19th, 2011 07:35 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
mm, I guess some of these alternate pronunciations might not be as.. *cough* pronounced .. as I seem to be looking for.

Actually, having gone over the list again, after writing my first reply, I managed to find at least subtly different pronunciations of each one. At the very least, I can just try sounding the vowels differently and then just assume that someone, somewhere, probably pronounces them like that, even if I've never heard it. (c:

Initially, I was trying to find pronunciation differences for: oil, iron (Now I can hear that becoming something like "ahhn", or "arrn"), both.

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