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    BGP QOTD: How do you pronounce...

    Versailles - "ver-sales"; "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"; "foy-ay"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"; "arm-wahh"

    Coupon - "koo-pon"; "kyoo-pon"

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"; "care-uh-mel"

    Data - "day-tuh"; "dat-uh"

    Lawyer - "law-yer"; "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jew-uhl-ree"; "jool-ree"

    Election - "uhh-lek-shun"; "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-duh"; "floor-ih-duh"

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"; "feb-roo-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"; "may-oh-naze"

    Miniature - "min-uh-ture"; "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "surr-up"; "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"; "pee-cann"; "pi-con"; pi-cann"

    Roof - Do you pronounce the 'oo' as you would in the word "tooth", or as you would in the word "book"?

    Pajamas - Do you pronounce the second 'a' like you would in the word "father", or like you would in the word "ham"?
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    Versailles - "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"

    Coupon - "kyoo-pon"

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"

    Data - "day-tuh"

    Lawyer - "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jool-ree"

    Election - "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-duh"

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"

    Miniature - "min-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pi-con"

    Roof - Same oo sound as book

    Pajamas - Second a pronounced like father

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    While I predominately use one over the other, most of these I find myself using both from time to time.

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    Versailles - "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"

    Coupon - "kyoo-pon"

    Caramel - "care-uh-mel"

    Data - "dat-uh"

    Lawyer - "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jool-ree"

    Election - "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-ih-duh"

    February - "feb-roo-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"

    Miniature - "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"

    tooth
    father

    An amusing story. A visitor to Woodford County asked a local why they pronounced the town "Ver-sales".

    "It was named after that famous place in Fraintz."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Versailles - "ver-sales"; "ver-sī"
    When referring to the city in Kentucky, "ver-sales". The palace in France, "ver-sī".

    Foyer - "foy-er"

    Armoire - "arm-wahh"

    Coupon - "koo-pon"

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"

    Data - "dat-uh"

    Lawyer - "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jool-ree"

    Election - "uhh-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-ih-duh"

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "may-oh-naze"

    Miniature - "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "surr-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"

    Roof - tooth.

    Pajamas - "father"

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    What about the college mainstay meal? Is it "rah-mon" or "ray-mon" noodles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Versailles - "ver-sales"; "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"; "foy-ay"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"; "arm-wahh"

    Coupon - "koo-pon"; "kyoo-pon"

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"; "care-uh-mel"

    Data - "day-tuh"; "dat-uh"

    Lawyer - "law-yer"; "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jew-uhl-ree"; "jool-ree"

    Election - "uhh-lek-shun"; "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-duh"; "floor-ih-duh"

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"; "feb-roo-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"; "may-oh-naze"

    Miniature - "min-uh-ture"; "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "surr-up"; "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"; "pee-cann"; "pi-con"; pi-cann"

    Roof - Do you pronounce the 'oo' as you would in the word "tooth", or as you would in the word "book"?

    Pajamas - Do you pronounce the second 'a' like you would in the word "father", or like you would in the word "ham"?
    ersailles - "ver-sales"; "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"; "foy-ay"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"; "arm-wahh"

    Coupon - "koo-pon"; "kyoo-pon"

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"; "care-uh-mel"

    Data - "day-tuh"; "dat-uh"

    Lawyer - "law-yer"; "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jew-uhl-ree"; "jool-ree"

    Election - "uhh-lek-shun"; "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-duh"; "floor-ih-duh"

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"; "feb-roo-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"; "may-oh-naze"

    Miniature - "min-uh-ture"; "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "surr-up"; "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"; "pee-cann"; "pi-con"; pi-cann"

    Roof - Do you pronounce the 'oo' as you would in the word "tooth", or as you would in the word "book"?

    Pajamas - Do you pronounce the second 'a' like you would in the word "father", or like you would in the word "ham"?[/QUOTE]

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    Regarding Versailles, the locals of Russiaville, Indiana pronounce the name roo-sha-vill. Most people pronounce Galveston, GAL-vest-on. The proper pronounciation of Galveston, Indiana is gal-VEST-on.

    George Carlin - "You can spell your last name S-M-I-T-H and call yourself Jablonki, if you want to."

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    Versailles - In KY - ver-sales; In France - ver-sī

    Foyer - foy-er

    Armoire - arm-wahh

    Coupon - koo-pon

    Caramel - kar-muhl

    Data - dat-uh

    Lawyer - loy-er

    Jewelry - jew-uhl-ree

    Election - ee-lek-shun

    Florida - floor-ih-duh

    February - feb-roo-air-ee

    Mayonnaise - I typically only say mayo, but if I say the whole word its may-oh-naze

    Miniature - min-uh-ture

    Syrup - sear-up

    Pecan - pee-cann

    Roof - tooth

    Pajamas - father

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    This thread is funny. Now I’m curious, how do the locals say Versailles? I personally say ver-sales.

    It kind of reminds me of the great Louisville pronunciation debate.... as a former local, I say Looey-ville.

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    Mayonnaise - "Mayonnaise a lot of cars on the Watterson this morning."

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    Fragile - "fraj-ul" ; "fraj-ee-lay"

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    Versailles - "ver-sales"; "ver-sī"

    Foyer - "foy-er"; "foy-ay"

    Armoire - "arm-warr"; "arm-wahh" Not sure I've ever used this word

    Coupon - "koo-pon"; "kyoo-pon" Both

    Caramel - "kar-muhl"; "care-uh-mel"

    Data - "day-tuh"; "dat-uh" Both

    Lawyer - "law-yer"; "loy-er"

    Jewelry - "jew-uhl-ree"; "jool-ree"

    Election - "uhh-lek-shun"; "ee-lek-shun"

    Florida - "floor-duh"; "floor-ih-duh" Both

    February - "feb-you-air-ee"; "feb-roo-air-ee"

    Mayonnaise - "mann-aze"; "may-oh-naze"

    Miniature - "min-uh-ture"; "min-ee-uh-ture"

    Syrup - "surr-up"; "sear-up"

    Pecan - "pee-con"; "pee-cann"; "pi-con"; pi-cann"

    Roof - Do you pronounce the 'oo' as you would in the word "tooth", or as you would in the word "book"?

    Pajamas - Do you pronounce the second 'a' like you would in the word "father", or like you would in the word "ham"?

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    When i was in Hurricane, WV and a local heard me pronounce it they quickly corrected me telling me that it was pronounced Huri-kin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Windage View Post
    When i was in Hurricane, WV and a local heard me pronounce it they quickly corrected me telling me that it was pronounced Huri-kin.
    Huri-kin must be correct. Professor Higgins says so.


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