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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    someone told me it should be leedle not liddle
    Yeah, as in Scarface
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    I still manage to swap the pronunciation of Aldi and Audi pretty much every time I say one of them. Just cannot seem to get it right first time.
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    It should be woll woe not voll voe
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    Yes Ive always said Ray ga and always will even though Im sure Ive heard the manufacturers themselves say Ree ga. its not Rega as in the beginning of reggae as that would sound poor.

    Even if I was corrected I would still say it just afterwards. A couple of people call me Mark (not even Mart) even though Ive corrected them so I leave it

    Ray ga phonetically sound more classy as its a bit of a daft name and Ree ga doesnt trip of the tongue as easily.

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    I had a Spanish girlfriend a couple of years ago.
    I say Spanish, but she's Catalan, from Barcelona.
    Her brother is a season ticket holder but she doesn't care for football at all.

    One Saturday night I'd cooked us a meal and we watched a movie and when it finished and "normal" TV came on, Match Of The Day was just starting. I grinned at her and she just smiled and said "Rub my feet and you can watch it".
    Happy to oblige I did so and she was half purring, half nodding off as the show got going ...

    I think it was Watford manager Quique Flores who made her sit up.
    Not only is he very handsome, but his voice is rather alluring apparently, especially if you're a Spanish woman (or so I'm told ).
    Casually, I repeated the words "Berry, berry !!" after he said that his side had played "Very, very well !!" because he had that peculiar pronunciation of certain Spanish regions where the V becomes a B when speaking English.
    She got quite into the program then as the next match featured, I think, Pochettino while he was still at Saints and he did the exact same thing, saying "Berry, berry !!" on a couple of occasions. I was cracked up by this point and she was punching me on the arm for taking the piss.

    It happened again last night when I caught a bit of the show.
    I can't remember who it was, maybe Pellegrino the current Southampton manager, but I had a Lidl chuckle to myself anyway ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    someone told me it should be leedle not liddle
    And they'd be right. That's how it's said in Germany

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    Yeah, as in Scarface
    Sorry, don't get that

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    I'm wondering if it's PED-ANTRY or PEDANT-REE?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Minstrel SE View Post
    A couple of people call me Mark (not even Mart) even though Ive corrected them so I leave it
    Lol - are they deaf or stupid, or both? It's a totally different name!

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    People often used to pronounce:

    Technics as Techniques
    Arcam as Acram
    Denon as Dee-non
    Has this cassette deck got double Dobly?
    Cyrus as Cyprus
    Naim as Nay-eye-mm
    Aiwa as Awiwa
    QED as Qwed

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