Pronunciation of the word "women."

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  1. Bazz Jass

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    Is it just in my Australasian part of the world there is a mass prevalence of mis-pronunciation of this word?

    Women themselves are the worst here. At least half the time, the word woman and women are pronounced identically.

    If you have know idea what I'm talking about, you probably say it wrong too....:)

    Okay, another pet hate aired. I feel better.
     
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    I believe in Newfoundland, bear, beer, and bare, are all pronounced the same
     
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    I’ve never been so insulted!!
     
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    I find that hard to believe. :whistling::p
     
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    I’m very sensitive ya know.
     
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    It's actually pronounced whoaman, because when you say "I do" you did....
     
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    Not necessarily in that order.....
     
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    The English language is pretty bizarre. Like, can we just get rid of silent letters?

    And do things like spell 'wound' as woond when used in "The bandage was wound around his leg to cover his wound (woond)." And what about stuff like "Startled, the dove dove into the bushes."

    I've had it. All my posts will be in Esperanto from here out! Mi jam havis ĝin. Ĉiuj miaj afiŝoj estos en Esperanto de ĉi tie!
     
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    The singular is wuhman. The plural is wimmin. What a language.
     
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    There are enough euphemisms for those who can't or won't manage to cope with women.
     
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    Which is why "Ghoti' is pronounced "Fish".
     
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    Indeed!

     
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    No matter how you pronounce it...I'd be willing to bet you made it sound like a question.

    One video with both pronunciations in the first 30 seconds...

     
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    I'm not positive what we are arguing about, but I just wanted to drop in to say I disagree.
     
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    Really? Y'all call bears Labatt!
     
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    I'm sure this won't surprise you...you're wrong :)
     
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    Actually, I think I can see his point.