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mrdudemanpants
10/26/14 7:32 pm

Apparently, most people seem to think there is a silent U.

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/27/14 8:20 am

Maybe it's akin to being color blind, like it's a "letter 'U' blindness" epidemic or something :-)

mrdudemanpants
10/27/14 8:25 am

Really, it should be pronounced like "ow"

Taylorism California
10/26/14 6:24 pm

It should probably be pronounced "not" but where I'm from we say "ant"--California

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riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
10/26/14 2:51 pm

Very simple. How do you pronounce taunt. Take away the first t and what do you have.

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dawl adulting
10/26/14 1:25 pm

We say Antie.
What's up Niza?!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/27/14 8:28 am

Hello hello my dear! Last week, I was talking to one of my best friends about moving to San Diego and we decided that we want to do it so we are looking into our options and if it works out, we are totally having like a Spa Day when I get there!

dawl adulting
10/27/14 8:50 am

Shut.Up.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/27/14 7:03 pm

We are seriously talking about it.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 4:02 pm

Yeah we tend to say Auntie also even if they're not related to us haha. And yes, I will absofuckinglutely let you know WHEN (not if) we will be moving to San Diego. I hate L.A. and SF isn't really my scene either, SD just seems perfect!

dawl adulting
10/28/14 7:02 pm

It's so on :-)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/14 11:17 am

I've had friends that would say "ont", but I've always said "ant". I actually might have said "ont" until I lost my British accent, but if not for a few recordings I wouldn't even have known for sure I'd had one as a kid.

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 4:04 pm

I would love to hear you with a British accent. My mom lost hers when she married my dad and moved to DC at 18 but her siblings and mother still live in London so they all have it. They all went to Oxford and everything, but I'm glad I live here.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/28/14 4:28 pm

It's gone, but it would come back as if I'd never left in about two days when I used to go to London regularly. I have a hard time finding it without being around others who have the accent. It just sounds a bit off.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 7:36 pm

I HATE the way the Druze from the mountains of Lebanon speak Arabic, it's just a very ugly and vulgar pronunciation of every effing word and a couple of my Druze friends do the same thing whenever they're on the phone with their grandparents. My best

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 7:38 pm

friend from boarding school is from Arkansas and her southern drawl would come back whenever she would talk to another southerner. My mom has her own accent that sounds like nothing else so her Brit-speak doesn't return ever.

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/26/14 10:18 am

Most of my family is from New England and they all say ont. I say ant and they think it's hilarious

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/26/14 10:24 am

Pretty much, yes. We say not around here and ant cracks me up as well hehe

susanr Colorado
10/26/14 10:59 am

You can turn off autocorrect. (I found that made things worse, myself, but it would stop "corrections" like that.)

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/26/14 9:56 am

I have a feeling that I will be in the minority with pronouncing it like "ont"

fredd TrumpLand
10/26/14 10:13 am

Sounds like a grunt that way.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/26/14 10:15 am

Hahaha my parents were raised in Europe and my whole entire family (both sides) live in Paris and London and I pronounce many words unlike everyone else. Garage, cashmere, Falafel, I say many words the proper way that most Americans do not say.

fredd TrumpLand
10/26/14 10:19 am

I'm from the UK, and I've started tripping over the word garage when saying it lately. I kinda switch pronunciation half way through.
And what's the different pronunciations of cashmere?

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/26/14 10:21 am

Cash-mere versus "caghe"-mere

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 4:05 pm

I also say Auntie when speaking to an elder Lebanese woman who is not in fact realty to me at all. That's just standard protocol. The bonus is that you don't have to remember anyone's name is they're all just called Auntie hahahaha

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/28/14 4:06 pm

*not in fact related to me*