Do you pronounce this month as Feb-YOU-ary or Feb-RU-ary?
febuaee. scooobee. doooo
I thought it was pronounced Black History Month
Feb-ru-ary doesn't flow off the tongue as nicely
I don't see a y in there.
Just read a few articles regarding this and either way is acceptable in nearly every dictionary so it might be time to climb off the high horse. It is NOT the same as liberry.
I have both new and old dictionaries. My old Webster's unabridged only approves ru.
I think both February and vehicle are examples of a population less and less likely to use the correct form.
How is it not correct form if nearly every source cites You as proper pronunciation? Just curious....
High horse? Really? I was joking and don't hardly give a damn how people say it, but I'm sure for every article you found saying you is correct, I can find 1 for ru. Please get a life and find more meaningful topics to spend your time researching.
MrsSimmons that was my attempt at humor. You made valid points while making me laugh! Thanks
I was not being adversarial but only making an observation based on the medium I cited. The language does change over time, and not always for the better. Obviously the ru pronunciation is nearer the spelling February.
I remember learning the correct pronunciation in the 5th grade along with chimney and vehicle (veh-i-cle because it's a conveyance.) I learned that only hicks say ve-hic-le.
And I've always assumed that the ve-hic-le pronunciation is where we get the word hick.
Why on earth does this make a difference? It's like Florida and Wednesday.
I think there is a correlation between those of us that say "ru" and those of us born in the month.
If you don't use the "you" sound, you are criminally insane
I use ru and think it sounds correct cause it is correct!
This is like when people pronounce the place where you borrow books "the liberry". Just because you choose to ignore the r doesn't mean it isn't there!
I hear there is a great jam recipe for liberries on the Internet!
RU is correct, but sounds odd and awkward because hardly anyone uses it. So YOU has become the acceptable pronunciation. I no longer fight this particular battle, but I'm adamant about some other pronunciations and many, many spellings.
American English spellings, or British English spellings? Odd behaviour, in my book!
The reasoning of that's how it's spelled is dumb. If you pronounce every word how it's spelled then words like know, Wednesday, etc. sound dumb.. And are wrong
"What is the only month that starts with Feb? Mr. Connery?"
What's wrong with you people?
Alphabetically or in order of urgency?
Do the same people that pronounce the first R also pronounce the N in WedNesday?!
Very slightly yes, yes I do.
Yes. And there is no "sh" sound in Groceries.
yes, I try to
Wait. I thought you were supposed to pronounce the n in Wednesday. But not the d.
A lot of people say the n before the d. I say the n after the d. I think that's what the OP was talking about.
I was taught to say Feb- RU- ary.
Feb-ru-ary uses mouth muscles that I don't have. R's were always weak for me, and it turned me off from learning other languages like Spanish. But when I lived up north, I picked up the pirate Arrrr pretty good...
Seeing as I was born in this month I figure it should be properly pronounced otherwise I might not care
Once I became old enough to realize its spelling, I made a conscious effort to pronounce it they way it's spelled.
I would like to hear you say "onomatopoeia."
Always "Feb-ru-ary." Did not realize I was in the minority on this....
neither did I, that's how it's spelled
Yeah, and colleges think that whites are the majority.... Is because they haven't seem miami.... Whites are a minority there!
whites are more populous nationally than any other race, although we are falling behind
More like Feb-UR-ary
Ok.. But your name is GetEduc8ted...
The teachers union must be so proud!
I saw both, probably feb-ru-ary more often
As if the first "R" is silent. Because it is, in everyday English. I can pronounce it if I'm being all hoyty-toyty.
More like Febrrrrrrrrrrrrrrary
YOU are naked. What is RU?
I pronounce it "yay only a month left to winter".
For some states..... :(
Yah some states get snowstorms in March, and, in a good year, April.
You mean a bad year, right?
We only have to say it for 28 or 29 days, and then on to March.
You meant Mrch didn't you?
I tried to say Feb-RU-ary for the longest time, but it always came out as this gross mumble, so I eventually decided to cut my losses and just say it wrong.
If it's the standard, then it's not wrong. Languages evolve.
I suppose. Plus, what sounds like it's spelled anymore? So passé.