View Poll Results: How do you pronounce February?

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  • I'm an American and I say Feb-u-ary

    9 37.50%
  • I'm an American and I say Feb-ru-ary

    6 25.00%
  • I'm a foreigner and I say Feb-u-ary

    5 20.83%
  • I'm a foreigner and I say Feb-ru-ary

    4 16.67%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    What is this. Next thing you'll want to pronounce aluminium "aluminum"!
    I'm an American, and I don't want to pronounce aluminium incorrectly. "Aluminum" feels like the word is getting clogged up in my mouth. I'll use it casually, but if want to be understood the first time, "aluminium" it is.
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    yes yes but what about Wednesday?

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    Upon further consideration I use both interchangeably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOI View Post
    I'm an American, and I don't want to pronounce aluminium incorrectly. "Aluminum" feels like the word is getting clogged up in my mouth. I'll use it casually, but if want to be understood the first time, "aluminium" it is.
    I object to the use of 'correct' correlating with the way Brits pronounce aluminum, with the implication that 'aluminum' is incorrect. You can't give these limey relevance-clinging pedants an inch! There was a debate about the pronunciation of 'aluminum' from it's coinage as an English term.

    In September 1812, fellow British scientist Thomas Young wrote a review of Davy's book, which was published anonymously in the Quarterly Review, a British literary and political periodical, in which he objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium: "for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound.
    -Wikipedia, obv.

    This was just another case of classist classicists policing the unwashed plebs doing the scientific heavy lifting! Both pronunciations are acceptable and 'correct.'
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    how would "feb-ru-ary" be pronounced? like "fe-brew-ary" ? cuz i definitely don't say that but i also don't say "feb-u-ary" like "fe-boo-ary" ? the way i say it is like a soft r. it's probably closer to the second one ("feb-ruary").

    sorry, those sound stupid in my head so i wanna know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglypuff View Post
    how would "feb-ru-ary" be pronounced? like "fe-brew-ary" ?
    yes

    cuz i definitely don't say that but i also don't say "feb-u-ary" like "fe-boo-ary" ?
    I meant feb-you-ary. I think I'm going back to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limes View Post
    When they started pushing more words and turns of phrase into the collective consciousness of the language in the dynamism that is English (it's open source, widespread use wins!) - I think it was at the turn of the twentieth century, I remember reading out of it.
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    I don't see a poll on my mobile. I say Febber-wary

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyJungle View Post
    I object to the use of 'correct' correlating with the way Brits pronounce aluminum, with the implication that 'aluminum' is incorrect. You can't give these limey relevance-clinging pedants an inch! There was a debate about the pronunciation of 'aluminum' from it's coinage as an English term.

    -Wikipedia, obv.

    This was just another case of classist classicists policing the unwashed plebs doing the scientific heavy lifting! Both pronunciations are acceptable and 'correct.'
    Sir, your argument has a fatal flaw. Specifically, I agree wholeheartedly with British scientist Thomas Young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Sir, your argument has a fatal flaw. Specifically, I agree wholeheartedly with British scientist Thomas Young.
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