Pronunciation, local or 'Merican?

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Tour de France... in Europe they say tour de 'frahss', in Blue State America they say tour de 'frants', and in Red State America they say tour de 'freedom bikes'
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in chicago, it's pronounced "sassage"
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timisimaginary wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:07 am Tour de France... in Europe they say tour de 'frahss', in Blue State America they say tour de 'frants', and in Red State America they say tour de 'freedom bikes'
Only Bob Roll pronounces it correctly, "France" should rhyme with "pants".
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shelly+ wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:35 am since 30% of the English language derives from French, i think maybe we're all locals screwing up the language. and anyway, the French like to have their week-end.
Good point.
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shays_days wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 am Lol I don’t even pronounce my own name with the “foreign” pronunciation...(it’s obviously not Shay) let alone other words from other languages.
Neither do I. I know how to pronounce my own last name as a German would but it got Americanized in my family long before I existed. It should be Fröhlich with the umlaut. Or Froehlich. I guess it depended on which immigration official wrote it down.

When I visited Munich and someone actually used my last name with proper pronunciation it was weird.
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Jon Frohlich wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:19 pm
shays_days wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 am Lol I don’t even pronounce my own name with the “foreign” pronunciation...(it’s obviously not Shay) let alone other words from other languages.
Neither do I. I know how to pronounce my own last name as a German would but it got Americanized in my family long before I existed. It should be Fröhlich with the umlaut. Or Froehlich. I guess it depended on which immigration official wrote it down.

When I visited Munich and someone actually used my last name with proper pronunciation it was weird.
But what is the MEANING of Frohlich? Blue Footed Booby??
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Jon Frohlich wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:19 pm
When I visited Munich and someone actually used my last name with proper pronunciation it was weird.
You mean München?
lol
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I don’t even try to pretend with couloir and glissade - Koo Lahr and Glis Aide all the way.

All I want is to just have fun, live my life like a son of a gun
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speth wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41 am I don’t even try to pretend with couloir and glissade - Koo Lahr and Glis Aide all the way.
"Koo-Lahr" kind of bothers me. I just pronounce it the same way you'd say the second syllable of "memoir".
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pvnisher wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:25 pm
Jon Frohlich wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:19 pm
When I visited Munich and someone actually used my last name with proper pronunciation it was weird.
You mean München?
lol
Touche.
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just came across one that is brilliantly silly.

Murican: glay shur
Brit: glah see er

just French enough to be proper and just Brit enough to middle finger the French.
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shelly+ wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:15 pm just came across one that is brilliantly silly.

Murican: glay shur
Brit: glah see er

just French enough to be proper and just Brit enough to middle finger the French.
Cracking up here!
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