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Sunday, April 27, 2008

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Dave2

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: aye-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: neither... mis-chih-vous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: neither... ass-o-shee-aht
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Brandon

POINSETTIA: point-set-ee-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root or rout - I use both interchangably
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel or car-mel or kahr-uh-mel or kahr-mul - I use all four, seriously.
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

aka_monty

POINSETTIA: poin-set-tee-a
EITHER: eeeeether
PAPRIKA: papRIka
ROUTE: both ways. Paper ROUT, ROOT 66 :)
GALA: GALa
CONSORTIUM: conSORsheeum
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: kilOMehter
PATRONIZE: both ways
COMFORTABLE: comfort-ab-ul
ASSOCIATE: a-so-cee-at or a-so-shee-ate, depending on how it's being used.
ORANGE: or-anj
CARAMEL: care-a-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: I've got a bottle of ketchup AND a bottle of catsup in my refrigerator.

What about envelope? or AAHnvelope? I used to say AHnvelope until my friend said, "Why? You don't say aahgs instead of eggs, do you?" :)

And also on the list of crap spellings: RAWK. ew.

adena

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: aye-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pah-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: neither- Or-anj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel
SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

adena

Oh, yeah...I'm w/ AKA...

ROOT 66, Paper Rout.

And, the associate thing, too. Depending on meaning. Ass-o-cee-ate, and ass-o-chee-it.

Winter

It's almost 2 am. I am too fuzzy for this. The only one I can articulate at the moment is Orange. My daughter's dad is from Forest Hills. He's lived in South County for more than 20 years and has no discernable east NYC accent except when he says ORANGE. He says ARE-ange instead of OR-ange. Just like he says FAR-est Hills and I say FOR-est Hills. I'm just a left coaster, born and raised. Flat vowels and all that are the only way I know how to speak.

Dagny

POINSETTIA: point-set-ee-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pah-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: uh-so-see-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Kyra

It's possible my "both" answers have to do with living all over the place, but they have different meanings in my head based on pronunciation, though I know they're the same. Or I'm just an idiot. It's probably that.

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh (though I think the other way is prettier)
EITHER: ee-ther or aye-ther (BOTH, "ee-ther way, it's still wrong" "aye-ther choice works" )
PAPRIKA: Pap-reeeak-ahhh
ROUTE: root or rout (BOTH, "root of the cause" "rout I drove")
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse or vahz (BOTH)
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize or pah-tronize (both - second is when I am pissed off at someone's treatment "Don't patronize me!" the first is when I go to a business.)
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble or com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-uh-mel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Avitable

I'm really close to your pronunciations - there are a few like either and patronize, where I do both.

You forgot a couple:

coupon: koo-pon or kyu-pon?
aunt: awnt or ant?
roof: ruuf or ruff?

Miss Britt

Dude. "Hawt" is a completely different word than "hot"!!! I'm justified! Totally!!!

:D

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther or aye-ther (actually, I use both)
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: both, depending on what I mean.
GALA: gey-luh or gal-uh - again, have been known to use both
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize (someone really says the other?? WTF?)
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: CATSUP OR KETCHUP? - depends... generic, or brand name??

Rachel

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther or aye-ther (guilty of using both)PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: kil-uh-meter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE:ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

I think a lot of our pronunciation comes from our geographic area!! :) I got 'kicked out' of the south because I just couldn't talk like them there southerners. I'm very happy being back in Jersey, being the Jersey Girl that I am.

Nat

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: aye-ther (this one depends, I use both)
PAPRIKA: pap-reee-kuh
ROUTE: root for a road (which route are you taking) -- rout (for the paper boy, who I just canned by cancelling all the newspapers.)
GALA: gal -luh (ah geyla has drag queen I think.)
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: use both (it's a Ming Vahz but I use a vayz)
MISCHIEVOUS: neither... mis-chih-vous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: a-so-shee-ate (if it's a noun) -- a- so- see-ate (if it's a verb)
CARAMEL: care-a-mel
I spell it ketsup.

And for avitable: it's I say Koo-pon, awnt and ruuf.

Shiny

POINSETTIA: point-SEH-tuh
EITHER: EE-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-REE-kuh
ROUTE: It depends. I'll take "Root 50" on the way home but, at work, I'll isolate a superflous static "rowt" on a "rowter." (Unless, of course, I'm dealing with my European counterparts, in which case I'll just call them "roots" or "rooters."
GALA: GAY-la!
CONSORTIUM: Neither. con-SOR-shum.
VASE: vayz
MISCHIEVOUS: MIS-chi-vus
KILOMETER: ki-LO-me-ter
PATRONIZE: PAY-tronize
COMFORTABLE: COM-fir-tuh-bul
ASSOCIATE: Again -- it depends. I "ah-SO-see-ate" with Hank, an "ah-SO-see-ut" of mine.
ORANGE: AW-rnj
CARAMEL: CAH-ruh-mel

And it's ketchup. The Hunt's corporation blasphemes!

Another fun one to ask (especially of Brits) is aluminium or aluminium. I've started calling it "ah-loo-MEE-nee-um" like they do to ruffle some feathers... :)

Hilly

Avitable - Good ones! I say coo-pon, ant and roooof.

Shiny - ah-loo-men-um!

Hilly

Oh PS...now that I am a day away from doing this, I think I say the root/rowt thing like many of you do. Like root 66 or any other highway but then I will say, "Well we can go the sensible shoes rowt" when just piddlyfucking and such.

Karl

I hate when people say mis-chee-vee-ous. Look at the spelling, people. There is no VEE there. It's mis-chi-vus.

I can't think of how I say the rest right now. Seeing everyone else's answers screwed me up. I need therapy now.

adena

Karl- Well, aren't YOU the mischievous grumpy bear!!

See, clearly we REALLY can never be together, because you'd hate the way I pronounce things! :) Stupid East-Coaster. Hmph! :)

SJ

I just hope all Snackie readers say NOO-klee-ur, not NOO-cue-lur.

Also, my cat's name is DAY-tuh, not DAT-uh. She is named after an android, not a spreadsheet.

I totally am with Miss Britt on the alternate spellings thing. It's a matter of degrees. Only Karl is HAWT. All other men are merely hot.

I think most pronunciation variances are regional, so they don't bother me. The exceptions are ones that fail to observe the SPELLING of the word, like Karl mentioned. And nuclear. And jewelry (NOT jew-lery).

I say pwan-SET-tee-uh. No clue why.

hello haha narf

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: i use both ee-ther or aye-ther depending on my mood (usually aye-ther). also say naye-ther.
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: depending on the context, either root or rout
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: con-sor-shum
VASE: vayse (i hate vawz)
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: usually kil-uh-meter, sometimes ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize or pah-tronize depending on my mood and the sentence form
COMFORTABLE: comf-ter-ble
ASSOCIATE: no "ass" in that word for me. ah-so shee- it
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: depends on my mood...care-a-mel or kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: I am from Pittsburgh where Heinz employed my great grandfather as an engineer. He invented the Jordan scalder which removed the skins from the tomatoes and helped in the KETCHUP making process. Ketchup all the way, baybee.

and regarding avitable's questions:
coupon: kew-pon
aunt: ant
roof: ruuf

this was fun. not easy because apparently i will say whatever i feel like at the moment, but still fun.

looking forward to your show.

Iron Fist

call me a language elitist if you must, but I hate it when people gloss over syllables that are clearly apparent in the spelling of a word. That should actually answer the question for most of these words. As for the rest...I actually slip in and out of accents as the mood strikes me, so it depends, really.

whall

And here I thought it was snay-kee radio.

Iron Fist

Bonus pronunciation irritation: Oregonians all say "fur" instead of "for." Pisses me off to no end. The older generation also had a habit of throwing an 'r' into 'wash', so they'd talk about "throwing those clothes in the warsh" and "driving up to Warshington fur the day." Ugh.

Hilly

I hate that added "r" in things! But for the syllable thing...are you pahtronizing me?

;)

Stephanie

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther or aye-ther - I use both depending on the situation, but probably use ee-ther more.
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize or pah-tronize depends on the context, but I don't think I actually use this word.
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate or ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: car-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP, Catsup is nasty stuff!

What about the word egg? Is it e-gg or ay-gg (ay rhymes day, if my phonetics is way off)?

I say ay-gg. Used to piss my ex-husband off. He would always say I don't know what ay-ggs are.

Stacey

This is hard. I'm pretty inconsistent with my pronunciation of words.

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther or aye-ther (I use both)
PAPRIKA: puh-pree-kuh
ROUTE: root or rout (depending on the context, I use both)
GALA: gey-luh or gal-uh (again, I use both, gal-uh more often)
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize or pah-tronize (both, though I've been scolded that the second is correct)
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble or com-fer-ta-ble (uh, I guess both again, more likely comf-terble)
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate or ass-o-shee-ate (both, depending upon the context)
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel or car-mel or kahr-uh-mel or kahr-mul (I'm totally inconsistent with this one)
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP

Me

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: both
PAPRIKA: puh-pree-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS:mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: both - in the same way you use them.
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-it
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Ceinna

My first one! These are fun.

Göran

No Swenglish pronounciations? How rude! ;-P

Trukindog

OK first of all the following words here just plain piss me off and I don't care how their pronounced because their not spelled right anyway.

Poinsettia
Paprika
consortium
Associate

What is my problem with these words you might wonder...they all have an i where an e should be, if ya want it pronounced as an e spell the fucker with an e.

Either: E-ther
Route: rout
Gala: Gay-luh
Vase: vayse
Patronize: pate-roe-nize
Comfortable: comf-terble, but that ones cause I'm a redneck
Orange: or-ange
Caramel: car-mel, again Redneck

Mischievous: another word spelled like crap,
I pronounce it mis-cheve-e-us there is no need for the i or o

Kilometer: kil-om-iter again with the i e crap

Bonus: KETCHUP

adena

Iron Fist-

Not ALL Oregonians!! I say "FOR" (four), not FUR!!

And I've never added an "r" to save my life. Yuck.

Foo

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: aye-ther but I guess I do say ee-ther too.
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS:mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: I go both ways
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel or carmel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP

Fog Spinner

POINSETTIA: point-se-tuh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gay-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pah-tronize
COMFORTABLE:com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: car-mel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP

Irishcoda

Hi, I'm a first time participant here. My answers are on my blog. Just wanted to add that I agree with you on proper spelling. There was an article in our paper recently about kids writing in IM-speak on their *essays* for heaven's sake! I guess I need to "chillax" about the whole thing but I just can't. :P

S

POINSETTIA: poin-SET-uh
EITHER: ee-ther (but occasionally I'll say "eye-ther")
PAPRIKA: pa-PREE-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gay-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: I'll say either vayse or vahz, depending upon my audience
MISCHIEVOUS: MIS-chuh-vus
KILOMETER: kil-AH-meter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize or pah-tronize--I use both, depending on context. I pay-tronize a store, I pah-tronize a person (well, *I* don't, but you know what I mean.)
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate, as in "to associate"; if a noun, I pronounce it "uh-so-see-it"
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP. CATSUP makes me think it should be pronounced cats-up

I suppose these are mainly regional preferences, no? I grew up in southern New Mexico, with a mother from Indiana and a father from Ireland, for what it's worth.

kilax

My big thing is that I say envelope as on-ve-lope instead of en-ve-lope. It drives my husband crazy. And I used to say spaghetti as spa-gat-i. That's what you get, growing up in Iowa.

POINSETTIA: point-set-ee-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vahz
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: kil-uh-meter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

kilax

My big thing is that I say envelope as on-ve-lope instead of en-ve-lope. It drives my husband crazy. And I used to say spaghetti as spa-gat-i. That's what you get, growing up in Iowa.

POINSETTIA: point-set-ee-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: rout
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vahz
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: kil-uh-meter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-shee-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP

Dagny

In answer to Avitable --

kew-pon
awnt (The other pronunciation is for small insects.)
ruuf

Carly

shit dick phonetics? Genius use of words. I frickin' love it.

K, I'm playing:
point-set-uh
ee-ther or aye-ther, depending on the sentence
pap-ri-kuh
root
gal-uh
consor-tee-um
vayse
mis-chee-vee-ous
klick ;)
pay-tronize
comf-terble
ass-o-see-ate
ornj
kahr-mul
and ketchup all the way. Also, if anyone ever used eym with me, I'd scream bloody murder.

Suebob

POINSETTIA: point-set-ee-uh. I went to Poinsettia School and Ventura is the Poinsettia city.
EITHER: ee-ther OR aye-ther. Lo que sea.
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pah-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel

And I think I would write catsup but say "ketchup"

Tori

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: aye-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: (same as the rest...)Both
GALA: gal-uh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um or consor-tee-um (Who says this? what is this?)
VASE: vahz
MISCHIEVOUS: Both...
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pah-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fort-ble
ASSOCIATE: one is an employee, the other is to be friends with
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

My mom's British, but has been here since '67, so some of her accent has influenced my speach...

I say "pel-oh" for pillow and I say "jah-mas" for Pajamas... I'm sure I mess up water & banana too, because people always say "what?" and I reply with a very americanized pronunciation...

Tori

I just misspelled a word in a grammar/pronunciation/spelling rant post comment... I'm an ass

kapgar

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: I've done both
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: I've done both
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-shee-um
VASE: I've done both
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: I've done both
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: kahr-mul
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Atomic Bombshell

I'm as confused as anyone. Except for paprika, which I'm now even further confused, because I pronounce it pap-RI-kuh with the accent in the middle syllable.

Black Belt Mama

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-chee-vee-ous
KILOMETER: ki-lom-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: com-fer-ta-ble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate
ORANGE: awr-nj
CARAMEL: I don't know-you confused me!
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Just wait until you come to Philly. We talk funny out here. My husband is constantly making fun of how I say:
Sixth: sick-th or six-th (I'm the former).

Then I usually remind him that his aunt pronounces "italian" "I-tal-an". Yeah.

CuriosityKiller

POINSETTIA: point-set-a
EITHER: aye-ther
PAPRIKA: PAP-ri-ka
ROUTE: root 69 or router
GALA: gahlll-la
CONSORTIUM: con-SOR-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: that's mis-chee-vous to you, ma'am.
KILOMETER: ki-LOM-i-ter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-table
ASSOCIATE: "geek by as-so-cee-ation" or this is my ass-o-shee-at
ORANGE: ornj
CARAMEL: care-a-mel
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

Debbie

POINSETTIA: point-set-uh
EITHER: ee-ther
PAPRIKA: pap-ri-kuh
ROUTE: root
GALA: gey-luh
CONSORTIUM: consor-tee-um
VASE: vayse
MISCHIEVOUS: mis-che-vus
KILOMETER: kil-uh-meter
PATRONIZE: pay-tronize
COMFORTABLE: comf-terble
ASSOCIATE: ass-o-see-ate
ORANGE: awr-nj
CARAMEL: car-mel or kahr-uh-mel i do it both ways
BONUS SPELLING QUESTION: KETCHUP?

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