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How would you pronounce this?

 
 
Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 06:26 am
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Brazil had been buoyed by a comfortable opening win over Panama


I know we pronounce buoy differently. We pronounce it boy, I believe you pronounce it boo-ee.

So what about the above? We would pronounce it boid, like the New York accent for bird.

By that logic Americans would pronounce it boo-eed, which sound really weird to my ear.

Am I right, or full of it as usual?
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 07:37 am
@izzythepush,
We Canadians pronounce it as the Brits do, but I've heard it as boo-ey on American shows. And I don't think all Americans say 'bold' for bird, lol. That may be just in the east, as Boston (Bawstin). We'll await a US-er for confirmation. Just my 2 cents.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 08:03 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Quote:
Brazil had been buoyed by a comfortable opening win over Panama


I know we pronounce buoy differently. We pronounce it boy, I believe you pronounce it boo-ee.

So what about the above? We would pronounce it boid, like the New York accent for bird.

By that logic Americans would pronounce it boo-eed, which sound really weird to my ear.

Am I right, or full of it as usual?



At one time I pronounced it "boy."

I changed (a good while back) to "boo-ee."

But then again, at one time I pronounced coif..."Koiff." Someone finally corrected me and suggested I pronounce the "oi" the French way...and I now pronounce it "Kwaff."

I liked Koiff better.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 08:07 am
@Mame,
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And I don't think all Americans say 'boid' for bird, lol. That may be just in the east, as Boston (Bawstin)
nah, that's how a true Noo Yawker would say it... also, 'terlet'...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 08:17 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Quote:
Brazil had been buoyed by a comfortable opening win over Panama


I know we pronounce buoy differently. We pronounce it boy, I believe you pronounce it boo-ee.


I think I would pronounce it boy-eed. Well, technically, I don't really care about these things and I would probably say it both ways ... even in the same sentence.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 09:00 am
@Region Philbis,
I've not been to New York USA only the one in Tyne and Wear, but I have seen Mel Brooks' The Producers.

In that, the Nazi's NY landlady complains about his boids.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2023 07:59 am
@izzythepush,
Boo-ee is what it is, Boyed is how it is. Go figure.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2023 09:38 am
An Eye Sore Is An Eyesore



A stye
Is an eye sore;

A sty
Is an eyesore.


Ain’t English a bitch!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2023 12:03 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:


Ain’t English a bitch!



You're telling me, I've just finished marking a bunch of papers for 16 year olds, and seen some truly terrible stuff.

(Also some pretty good stuff, but most was just alright.)
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