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AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
edited September 2010 in The Crudcatcher
Pronounce the word 'Kilometre'?

I say 'kilometre' but a lot of people say it like 'kilometre'

How about you guys?

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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    just like you, i say 'kilometre' :lol:
  • Do mean people like me who pronounce it kilametre as in the second syllable is "la" not "lo"???
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Say what? I use miles, yards and chains :lol:

    if I do say it I pronounce it correctly, like so

    kill-omm-it-a
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  • ^ that

    but killermeter if it crops up
  • With me it's kill-om-etter
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    gazderry wrote:
    kill-omm-it-a
    ^^ this

    And don't get me started on 'Marin'.
  • gazderry wrote:
    kill-them-all

    This is what I hear.....
    "I ride to eat"
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Stuart_C wrote:
    gazderry wrote:
    kill-them-all

    This is what I hear.....

    Thats because i'm whispering it into your ear
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    gazderry wrote:

    kill-omm-it-a

    I forgot to say however, this is also how I spell it :shock:
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • the chavs round here say kilumeeta :roll:
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  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    With me it's kill-om-etter
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    .blitz wrote:
    gazderry wrote:
    kill-omm-it-a
    ^^ this
    +1
    .blitz wrote:
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    And don't get me started on 'Marin'.

    Maaaah-Rhine?

    What about Commencal?
    is it karl or sarl on the end?

    And Lezyne. Lee-zi( 'i' as in 'high')ne or Leh-zeen
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    bails87 wrote:
    .blitz wrote:
    And don't get me started on 'Marin'.
    Maaaah-Rhine?
    An American colleague of mine has a relative who actually lives in Marin County and assures me that you have to wear your best stetson, Ray-Ban aviators and say it: Muh-rin. I think I would be laughed out of the shop if I tried it at my lbs :)
    bails87 wrote:
    What about Commencal?
    is it karl or sarl on the end?And Lezyne. Lee-zi( 'i' as in 'high')ne or Leh-zeen
    Comm-en-charl and Lez-ine :P
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    ok then, what about SRAM, is it S-ram or is it Schraam la la Borat genitals?
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    Think it's pronounced sh*te
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    I actually pronounce marin 'Mah-rinn'.

    As for SRAM, it's just....sram. Not Schram or "Ess-Ram". It even tells you on their website.

    Now, who's ever been in a por-taka-bin?
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    I'm in a portakabin right now.

    and with Lezine, I like the sound of Lezzin

    Another often mispronounced word is the word yes, a lot of women I know pronounce it as no
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Por. Taka. Bin.
    Portakabin%20Pacemaker%20PK342.JPG

    That's how it's pronounced!
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    I dont see how partakabin gets mispronounced though?

    my big mispronounciation is putting a w in anything with double o, example, food becomes foowood
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    gazderry wrote:
    I dont see how partakabin gets mispronounced though?

    my big mispronounciation is putting a w in anything with double o, example, food becomes foowood

    It's amazing how many people have no idea what you're talking about when you say por-TAKA-bin as opposed to POR-ta-KABIN.

    Gaz: You're not that bad for a wolverhamptonian! Not like the guy I overheard at Cannock: "Whur am ya? Oim on tha foya roward" :lol:
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    bails87 wrote:
    gazderry wrote:
    I dont see how partakabin gets mispronounced though?

    my big mispronounciation is putting a w in anything with double o, example, food becomes foowood

    It's amazing how many people have no idea what you're talking about when you say por-TAKA-bin as opposed to POR-ta-KABIN.

    Gaz: You're not that bad for a wolverhamptonian! Not like the guy I overheard at Cannock: "Whur am ya? Oim on tha foya roward" :lol:

    :lol::lol::lol:

    i've got a brummy mate who's married to a welsh girl. he speaks pretty good welsh in a brummy accent..it's fookin hilarious :lol:
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    its not me is it? I speak random welsh phrases with an awful accent
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • Ki-lo-me-tre

    censored you and your conformist ways.
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    gazderry wrote:
    My big mispronounciation is putting a w in anything with double o, example, food becomes foowood

    Bloody Yam Yams
  • One thousand metres.. / 0.621371192 miles
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