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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/26/17 11:36 am

I pronounce it as [ ih-r AH n ] That is i like in it, r like in rat, AH as in car, and n as in no

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spitfire1
05/25/17 7:42 am

And i raaaaan i ran so far awaaaay

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
05/24/17 6:53 pm

One of my best friends is Persian, so I have learned to pronounce it the correct way... "Δ“-RON"

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krazyjoe Chicago
05/23/17 8:36 pm

I pronounce it "full of scumbags"

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CLT704
05/23/17 4:08 pm

I say it the way it's suppose to be said which is "E-ron" I used to think it was pronounced how it looked but then I was educated and now say it the correct way.

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TreeHugs Oregon
05/23/17 2:37 pm

I pronounce it as the Iranians do (e-Ron, e-Ron-ian). My best friend growing up lived there for several years. Just as Oregon is pronounced or-e-gun (not o-ruh-gone) and Illinois is pronounced ill-a-noy (not ill-a-noise), we pronounce it as the locals do.

We should pronounce Mexico Mehico, just like we wouldn't call a Hispanic man named Jesus (hay-soos) jee-zus.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
05/24/17 6:54 pm

When people say or-uh-gone, I reply "where did it go?"

TreeHugs Oregon
05/24/17 7:26 pm

Ha! I might give that a try...with my husband's ENTIRE family in Wisconsin and Illinois. I've tried calling their states IlliNOISE and WisCONEsin but they somehow don't take the hint!

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
05/24/17 10:04 pm

One of my best friends, who's from Georgia, still calls it Or-uh-gone just because she knows it grates on me. Friends are awesome.

centexken Republic of Texas
05/23/17 1:02 pm

If we are saying it wrong maybe the damn spelling of the word should change.

TreeHugs Oregon
05/24/17 7:23 pm

LOL, then good luck with the entire French language. Don't go to N. Idaho or Louisiana.

centexken Republic of Texas
05/24/17 9:21 pm

Oh I hate French words. The French language was created by drunks or what? How can so many words be spelled in a way that they don't sound like they are spelled?

TiredofIt Texas
05/23/17 12:23 pm

The first 1. I got yelled at by some bitch in like 10th grade for saying it "wrong" and just told her, "way to solidify how I'm gonna say it forever. Thanks!" Lol

TiredofIt Texas
05/23/17 12:25 pm

Same with Eye-rack.

You don't like it, I hope you call Germany "Deutschland" Brazil "Brasilia" and all the other countries by how they say it in their language. If you don't, stop being a hypocrite.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
05/24/17 6:55 pm

Umm, Brasilia is the capital, and I always spell it Brasil, like the Brasilians do.

kealad1
05/23/17 9:59 am

Pressure sure e-ron is the correct way, but I say eye-ran.

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AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:26 pm

Shh, you'll get flipped out on for saying it the wrong way on this thread!

Izzynius
05/23/17 9:21 am

E-ron.

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jstahl Build that wall
05/23/17 7:42 am

I just have to say that the nastiness, lack of civility that I've seen in some of these comments on such an inane topic makes me lose all hope for the future of debate and communications on the internet, and humanity as a whole. Seriously, people, you need to lighten up. Not EVERY subject has to be something to get upset about, or to be disrespectful of other people. Obviously people have varying opinions. You can think your opinion is better than opposing opinions, and even make your case for why it is. But to belittle people or call them names for not agreeing with you is just wrong.

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MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 9:43 am

Don't lose hope. It's really one main uncivilized user here who can't seem to have a conversation about anything without slinging names.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:30 pm

I'm sure you're talking about me Misscrayonwax, and I am so sorry I hurt your feeling on an App site. I hope you have a lovely day ☺

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:30 pm

I also hope you get a life instead of worrying about an app site ☺

MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 5:25 pm

Trust, my feelings aren't hurt. But yours clearly are.

Tommy1776
05/23/17 8:18 pm

Get over yourself

Runescape Arizona
05/23/17 5:51 am

I have a buddy who moved from eye ran. And he pronounces it like that

justbcause
05/23/17 12:20 pm

Sorry, not true, I = Eee everywhere in the planet except for English speaking countries.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
05/23/17 12:21 am

Everyone knows it's A-Aron.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
05/23/17 5:34 am

No one. It's a meme reference.

jstahl Build that wall
05/23/17 5:35 am

Ah, must've missed that one, thanks

jstahl Build that wall
05/23/17 6:04 am

Thanks, I needed a good laugh!

Hyli
05/22/17 9:14 pm

Look, you can use whichever pronunciation doesn't hurt your brain too much, but trying to defend a phonetically incorrect pronunciation like eye-RAN as if it might actually be right is the epitome of stupidity.

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raywygo Pittsburgh
05/22/17 9:00 pm

Who says E-Ron. Feel like I've heard it that way on TV once.

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kanji401 SoCal
05/22/17 11:36 pm

I do ever since my son's friend who is from Iran said that was how it was pronounced

TheHand If you need a hand
05/22/17 7:51 pm

I pronounce it GAR-BAGE!

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kenzbt New York
05/22/17 7:04 pm

Fun fact! Iran is the name that was suggest to them by Hitler in 1935 because the Persias are Aryans. Iran means Aryan in Persian.
The inscription of Darius the Great at Bisutun reads in part; “I am a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan of the Aryan race.”

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ItsAMeABree probably at a piano
05/22/17 7:03 pm

How did I escape from Iraq? Iran

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thelowend imitation is flattery
05/22/17 6:52 pm

"and Iran...Iran so far away..."

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AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:12 pm

"E-ron" sounds ridiculous. The news anchors do that here.

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buffalozulu New Adventures
05/22/17 5:17 pm

You mean the correct way?

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:19 pm

Says who? People say it different ways fucktard.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/22/17 5:21 pm

Somebody's triggered...

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:21 pm

There is NO correct way to say it. People pronounce a lot of words differently.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/22/17 5:22 pm

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚thanks I needed this laugh

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:30 pm

I'm glad!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:31 pm

Have an awesome day in Cali ☺😊

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/22/17 5:51 pm

Miss Amy has so much to learn. I'll stick to the central fact: there IS only ONE correct way to pronounce it: the way they pronounce it IN IRAN. And that's /ee-RAHN/. Yes, it sounds strange to your Western ears, but that doesn't mean they are wrong about the pronunciation of their own country. Idiot.

⚜ ᎒ᎻᎬ Ꮹ᎑αŽͺᎷᎷαŽͺ᎑ α’αŽΎαžα†αŸαŽ¬ ⚜

sentiment Texas
05/22/17 6:03 pm

Tlaney ... voice of reason. Thanks!

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/22/17 6:22 pm

Thanks tlaney! So glad I wasn't wrong here

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 7:01 pm

I couldn't care less. I say "I" "Ran".

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 7:03 pm

And tlaney, go fuck yourself πŸ˜„

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 7:06 pm

I hope you all have a great night! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜—

MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 6:12 am

Amy totally has to be a troll account. No one can be that crass and ill mannered.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/23/17 10:57 am

Agreed. I put her on Ignore last night, right after she started using LoFidelityJenna's vocabulary. πŸ˜ƒ

MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 11:36 am

I may not see eye to eye with you but that was a completely inappropriate response to you and completely undeserved.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:20 pm

Nope, not a troll. I just couldn't care less about any of you attacking me over not liking how I say Iran. You assholes attack me, I WILL attack back.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:21 pm

I said I don't like how it's said, and that dick says "the correct way?" Agree to disagree.

MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 5:32 pm

You'll attack back? Give me a break. It's a friggen app.

sentiment Texas
05/23/17 6:26 pm

Agreeing with someone who disagrees with you is not "attacking" you. It is called having a honest debate. Also, all the expletives were coming from you; not a single person cussed at you. Throwing expletives around does not make you right; in fact people tend to consider you less informed.

bnnt Los Angeles
05/22/17 4:00 pm

You're all wrong; it's actually pronounced, "ass-backwards regressive country run by a bunch of religious lunatics."

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SuperiorVegan Liberal Nationalist
05/22/17 2:28 pm

It is pronounced e-rahn not I RAN. Sad people can't say anything correctly.

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AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 5:13 pm

Says the fucking liberal

ViperVenom88
05/22/17 6:53 pm

Dude, what does liberalism have to do with any of this?

Absolutely ridiculous.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/22/17 6:58 pm

Viper, look at the person's place of living. "Dude" that's why I brought it up.

SuperiorVegan Liberal Nationalist
05/22/17 7:46 pm

Shut the fuck up you stupid white trash. Go shoot up some heroine like the rest of you rust belt hill billies do.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
05/23/17 12:24 am

Well THERE was a calm and measured response. Doesn't that representative sample give you such great confidence in leftism?

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:24 pm

I'll be white trash like you and tell you to go fuck yourself. By the way, what the hell does heroin have to do with politics? Way to be a loser like the rest of you baby ass democrats.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
05/23/17 4:25 pm

I brought up politics because it's on your profile. Freak.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
05/22/17 2:17 pm

Eye-ran like a normal person.

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suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/22/17 3:09 pm

Like Flock of Seagulls.

ViperVenom88
05/22/17 6:55 pm

So if people pronounce something differently they are abnormal?

Oh please spare me your bullshit.

PrussianJunker Rochester, NY
05/23/17 3:58 am

Um yes if a person deviates from the normal they are abnormal.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/22/17 1:12 pm

I (the I sound like the beginning of "icky") rron . So it has two sounds ir-ron.

commonsense America isnt racist
05/22/17 12:00 pm

Although I know it's supposed to be pronounced e-ron. I pronounce it i-ran.

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Mark3
05/22/17 2:20 pm

And I pronounce it ear-ran.

Senate101 San Diego
05/22/17 11:57 am

How it's supposed to be pronounced.

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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
05/22/17 11:05 am

Eer-Aan for Iran is the correct pronunciation. Eer-Rock for Iraq as well.

dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/iran

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tytheguy
05/22/17 11:53 am

I was gonna say this.. neither of those options are correct

jstahl Build that wall
05/22/17 12:05 pm

I've never heard any news anchor say Eer-ann, that's why I didn't include it as an option.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/22/17 10:57 am

E-ron rhymes with Mo-ronπŸ€”

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DeathSheep Michigan
05/22/17 12:07 pm

Awww did you just learn about rhymes? Keep at it bud!

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
05/22/17 1:44 pm

Anybody want a peanut?

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/22/17 1:47 pm

76% agree with me, what would you two call the other 24%πŸ€”?

Mark3
05/22/17 2:22 pm

A Princess Bride reference?

Mark3
05/22/17 2:29 pm

I don't think that means what you think it means.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/22/17 3:11 pm

Good heavens, are you still trying to win? You’ve got an overdeveloped sense of vengeance, that’s going to get you in trouble someday.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/22/17 3:21 pm

Have fun storming the castle!

Mark3
05/22/17 3:48 pm

I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.

Mark3
05/22/17 4:11 pm

c'mon Coffee, I have one more and I'm waiting for you to take your turn.

Mark3
05/22/17 4:27 pm

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders—the most famous of which is, “Never get involved in a land war in Asia”—but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha

Mark3
05/22/17 4:28 pm

Whew!

Mark3
05/22/17 4:41 pm

And the As you wish was brilliant.

thelowend imitation is flattery
05/22/17 6:51 pm

he's only "mostly dead"...

jstahl Build that wall
05/22/17 10:54 am

To me, e-ron always comes off to me as sounding pretentious and snobby. Reminds me of the Democratic debate where Bernie and Hillary kept pronouncing Muslims as "Mooooslims", and seemed like they kept trying to outdo each other by adding another o.

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clmcd42 Texas
05/22/17 11:33 am

Pronouncing things correctly is snobby?

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/22/17 3:12 pm

It is in an alt-fact world. 😒

rambo088 kansas
05/22/17 4:40 pm

It's a translation of a foreign name, there is no "correct" pronunciation

clmcd42 Texas
05/22/17 4:52 pm

So if I pronounce China as "Chee-na", I'll still be pronouncing it correctly?

rambo088 kansas
05/22/17 4:55 pm

I just said there is no correct pronunciation

clmcd42 Texas
05/22/17 4:56 pm

And you're wrong. What's your point

rambo088 kansas
05/22/17 4:58 pm

No I'm actually not but whatever helps you sleep at night

clmcd42 Texas
05/23/17 6:56 am

The correct pronunciation of the name Juan is "Wahn". Not "Jew-an". Foreign names have correct pronunciations; the correct pronunciation of a name is the way they say it. Names do not have translations.

Iran is not a translation; it's a name.

rambo088 kansas
05/23/17 7:04 am

Look up the word "dialect" it may help you understand better..

clmcd42 Texas
05/23/17 7:24 am

Dialects apply to words not names.

rambo088 kansas
05/23/17 10:17 am

Lol no they apply to names as well. Ask a chinaman to say "America".

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/23/17 10:18 am

You lost any credibility at "chinaman". πŸ˜’

rambo088 kansas
05/23/17 10:20 am

I'm sorry snowflake I don't care if i offended you.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/23/17 10:21 am

I'm not Chinese, so I'm not personally offended. I pity you for still living in the Dark Ages.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/23/17 10:21 am

I wouldn't LET you offend me. Small minds don't have that kind of power over me.

rambo088 kansas
05/23/17 10:27 am

Ooooh a condescending snowflake, haven't seen that before... Lol. You are a cancer of society, grow a pair and clean the sand out of your vagìna.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
05/23/17 10:46 am

That means so much coming from a guy named Rambo.

πŸ˜‚

rambo088 kansas
05/23/17 10:54 am

Attacking my name now? You really are pathetic

TiredofIt Texas
05/23/17 12:27 pm

So I hope y'all use "Deutschland" instead of Germany, "Italia" instead of Italy, and every other country how "they" say it. If you don't but you get all uppity about Iran, you are a hypocrite....

clmcd42 Texas
05/23/17 7:20 pm

Italy and Italia are different words. "Italy" is not a translation across alphabets; it's actually a different word.

Iran is an attempt to spell the Persian word for their country in the Latin alphabet; it's the same word. It is pronounced the same.

Mark3
05/24/17 5:27 am

I had to chime in.

So, should we pronounce F-R-A-N-C-E Froawnce? M_E_X_I_C_O as Meheco? Should people in Mexico stop pronouncing United States as Estados Unidas?

lucaval STL
05/22/17 10:54 am

E-ron and Eye-ran but I use the first one more

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jstahl Build that wall
05/22/17 10:54 am

That's completely different than anything I usually hear.

jarod California
05/22/17 11:03 am

I usually hear Eye-rahn more than E-rahn

kspells TheOtherOtherside
05/22/17 12:26 pm

Jstahl: I know. I couldn't pick from the two that were offered. And it's not Ron. It's more like Ira with a long a not sharp and not O. How do you pronounce Iranian.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
05/22/17 10:40 am

More like "Ee-Rahn", which is how my Iranian American friends pronounce it.

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Caleb SOH Editor
05/22/17 10:33 am

Thanks for the question jstahl!

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jstahl Build that wall
05/22/17 10:35 am

No problem, glad you liked it