how do you pronounce cruller?

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  1. EricW

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    how do you pronounce cruller? i'm talking about that donut-type snack, here in canada it can either take a brick-like shape or a tractor-wheel form. anyways i used to pronounce it "croo-ler" but now i use "crull-er".
     
  2. Leila Dougan

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    According to Merriam-Webster, the latter pronunciation is correct. I love how they give you wav files to hear proper proununciation!
     
  3. Richard Travale

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    Meriam-Webster is an alright source but I'll follow the lords of the doughnut, Bob & Doug McKenzie. They agree with M-W and pronounce it crull-er
     
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    I always say it like crueller, so i guess croo-ler

    but i say lots of words funny.
     
  5. Christ Reynolds

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    nothing annoys me more (pronounciation-wise) than when people pronounce reese's pieces like "reesies piecies". they take a word that is familiar, pieces, and pronounce it like pee-sees. and what is so hard about saying siren? way too many people say si-reen. anyway, those annoy me. but i dont think ive ever said the word cruller out loud, before this thread came up.

    CJ
     
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    i've never heard it pronounced "si-reen", must be a regional [​IMG]

    what i can't stand is people who pronounce it "shedule" as if there was no hard k sound [​IMG] i was watching tv once and some comedian had a bit "when i hear a person pronouce it shedule, i ask them, where did you learn that? in shool?"
     
  7. Joseph DeMartino

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    Si-reen is a New Yorkism. Shed-ule for skedul is the standard British pronounciation. I believe "cruller" can go either way.
     
  8. Joseph DeMartino

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    Other annoying mistakes: "Clair-oil" for "Clairol" beauty products and "Low-ees" for the "Loew's" theater chain.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  9. Jeff Gatie

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    It's "Krull-er", those are the long ones. A "French Krull-er" is the tractor wheel one (made with eggs). The Dunkin' Donuts Academy used to be in my hometown, so I know.[​IMG] Only Canadians pronounce it Crool-er, so we know what that's all aboot, er, uhm, about.[​IMG]

    (Be prepared for an onslaught of Canadians who deny saying "aboot" or "aboat", which is as silly as me saying I don't "Pahk the cah in the Hahvud yahd".)[​IMG]

    P.S., all in good fun, from a fellow Hockey fan who knows what offsides is, has actually worn a pair of SuperTacks and even dropped the gloves a time or two.
     
  10. Christ Reynolds

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    my favorite canadian one is how they say against, they pronounce it "a-gaynst". barry melrose is the worst offender of this type. or should i say "oh-fender"?

    CJ
     
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    Didn't the Canadian diplomat at the UN get laughed at for saying aboot over and over again?


    Nevermind, it was just South Park.
     
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    How else are you supposed to say against? [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I never pronounced it either way. I've always called it a Crell-er. [​IMG]
     
  14. Jeff Gatie

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    Most Americans pronounce it "ah-gehnst", with no accent. Barry Melrose pronounces it "ay-GAYNST", with a distinct accent on the last syllable. Does not really bother me, so I don't know what Christ is talking aboot. :wink: (only kidding Christ).
     
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    no oh-fense taken, jeff!

    CJ
     
  16. Jeff Gatie

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    That one was right over the plate, Christ. I'd be disappointed if you didn't smack it over the wall!
     
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    krull-er

    i vary between 'ah-ghenst' and 'ah-gaynst' and 'oh-fended' and 'aw-fended'
     
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    Who am I to talk? The letter R doesn't exist for me.
     
  19. Christ Reynolds

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    indeed it was, i appreciate the meatball down the middle. if i couldnt hit that one, i should probably step out of the game for a little while...

    CJ
     

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