All right, how do you pronounce "Redux"?

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  1. Bob McLaughlin

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    Since "Apocalypse Now Redux" is hitting the shelves, maybe someone could tell me how to properly pronounce this word?
     
  2. Jeff_A

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    Isn't it pronounced Ree-doo?
     
  3. Kurt B

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    Redo is how I pronounce it. Unless I want to drive my daughter around the bend, then it's redux [​IMG]
     
  4. Brian Perry

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    REE-ducks
     
  5. Todd Hochard

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    According to Webster.com:

    Main Entry: re·dux

    Pronunciation: (")rE-'d&ks, 'rE-"

    & as a and u in abut

    So, rE-ducks it is.

    Todd
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    A really silly word if you ask me, which you didn't.
     
  7. Coressel

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    It's spelled REDUX, but it's pronounced "Throat-Wobbler-Mangrove."
     
  8. Dave Morton

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    [​IMG] Too funny
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    It's pronounced Re-ducks.
    Isn't it ironic that it's the Marine Corps(Corpse)? I refuse to say Core until they learn how to spell it [​IMG]
    Jeff Kleist
     
  10. Bob McLaughlin

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    Rob,

    I was hoping that as a genuine Englishman, you could show us the way! Who invented this language, anyway?

    Actually, "redux" looks like it could be a French word, and everyone knows they have outrageous accents!
     
  11. Dennis Nicholls

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    Redux. Sounds like something a sous chef performs.... appropriate considering one of the guys on the PBR....
     
  12. Richard Travale

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    Actually I think it's derived from Latin.

    Main Entry: re·dux

    Pronunciation: (")rE-'d&ks, 'rE-"

    Function: adjective

    Etymology: Latin, returning, from reducere to lead back

    Date: 1873

    : brought back -- used postpositively

    This is from Merriam-Webster.
     
  13. Dennis Nicholls

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    If the Marx brothers added cut scenes to their most famous film, would it be "Duck Soup Reducks"?
     
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    Hmmm, just because Merriam Webster states it is pronounced "re-ducks" doesn't make it so. After all, M-W is an American dictionary (do they not boast about being "America's First Dictionary?").
    I've never heard anyone pronounce the word as "re-ducks" without an ironic smile.
    As with many words, there isn't one authoritatively correct pronunciation. You know, the po-tay-to/po-tah-to rule.
    Say it "Ray-doo," whilst rolling the R and you're onto something...plus French people won't look at you like an ignoramus. [​IMG]
     
  15. Rob Gillespie

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    It's not a word used very often here. In fact I only recall ever seeing it from US sources.

    Apocalypse Now Redux. What a bloody stupid name for a film.

    Hey, Coppola - come here - SLAP!
     
  16. Coressel

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    How about "The Mighty Ducks Redux..."

    Or "Howard the Duck Redux..."
     
  17. Dennis Nicholls

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    How useful to get Rob's opinion, the people on his island pronounce the "T" in filet. [​IMG]
    Jim
     
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  20. Rob Gillespie

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    How about The Shawshank Reduxtion? No?
     

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