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    I presume they're now safely locked up in an appropriate institution?

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    'Leak' as 'Lee-ack'. Heard that a few times. And 'Sony' pronounced as 'Son-ee'
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    All the misprononuciaters I encountered lived in Manchester - perhaps they still do (though I do not).

    Devialet has been a recent fun one.

    Oh, nearly forgot B&W as BMW and I encountered a couple of people who thought the ‘black ash’ was an actual species of tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    misprononuciaters
    Ah. That must be one for we mispronouncers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    All the misprononuciaters I encountered lived in Manchester - perhaps they still do (though I do not).

    Devialet has been a recent fun one.
    Do you know how that's actually pronounced, then? Have a go at it phonetically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Sorry, don't get that

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    My step-dad always used to buy Sony.
    He'd been in the merchant navy and worked in Kuwait for 8 years and travelled the world before settling down and had a portable Sony reel-to-reel that he gave to me when I was about 10 with stereo speakers on top that made it into a kind of suitcase device. It was so cool. It had a mic hidden in a compartment and I used it a lot, just for mucking about, really.

    He passed away in 2008 and weirdly his last TV - a really heavy 32" Sony flat-screen that I'd been using as a monitor for my desktop - just died on me last week. He'd had it a while so I reckon it must've been at least fifteen, almost twenty years old. Great unit.

    Anyway .. rambling aside, he ALWAYS pronounced the company name "Sonn-Ee", with the first part rhyming with "Don" and the second like the "y" in "Happy".

    Mind you, he also pronounced concrete "Kon-Krate" .. I never did ask him why, I was usually laughing too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    "SAY HELLO TO MY LEEEEEEEEDL FRIEND !"

    Ah yes, I see, lol... I'm not one for remembering lines in films, unless they're truly iconic, such as 'Make my day, punk', in Dirty Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    I'm wondering if it's PED-ANTRY or PEDANT-REE?


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    The stress is on the first syllable. In 'pedantic', it's on the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    All the...... misprononuciaters.... I encountered

    Devialet has been a recent fun one.
    Blimey ! That's a new one ! (mispronouncers?) DEVIALET is a good one. Is it French, as it sounds it? If so, it's 'DEV ee o lay', surely.

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