You can say it either way. I do lean towards “berga-moe” because I can still see my high school French teacher’s face if someone pronounced the “t” in words like that. She’s probably flipping out at all the people who drink “Le Croy” (proper French would be pronounced “Le Kwah”).Wait, the t isn't pronounced? I've been saying it wrong forever!
You mean the t in bergamot is silent? Well there you go, I’ve been pronouncing it with the t, and here is me saying how much I dislike words being mispronounced.More favorites: Lake Okoboji
Saponification, bergamot (and up until recently I pronounced the t!). I will say that Mrs. Zing was really caught off guard the first time I said "I'm going to go masterbatch."
Our kids called Corned Beef Hash 'tosh' and 'coffee cash.'
Tusen Takk. Uff da -- perfectly captures a feeling.
It really is pronounced both ways. I've also heard VAN-illin and Vuh-NILL-in. I like the second one much better, myself!You mean the t in bergamot is silent? Well there you go, I’ve been pronouncing it with the t, and here is me saying how much I dislike words being mispronounced.
My grandmother liked to tell the story of the boy who had a crush on her when she was quite young. He gave her a little wooden hinged box. To this day I have "Walter McAmish's box" on the shelf. What a great name.
Terry Pratchett had a knack for character names. I always loved Ponder Stebbins and secretly wish I'd named one of the boys "Ponder."
Certain of my kids' mispronunciations stick with me.
Fire digengin: fire engine
My mother, when she was very small, would go visit her mother working at the "po poshes," or post office.
We used to go Lake Okoboji when I was a kid! Good memories.Reminds me of Lakes that are fun to say -- Titicaca and Okeboji
My husband laughs like a seventh-grade boy every time I say “masterbatch.”I will say that Mrs. Zing was really caught off guard the first time I said "I'm going to go masterbatch."
And I would never dream of using my 12-year-old voice every single time I mention masterbatching.... Ever.My husband laughs like a seventh-grade boy every time I say “masterbatch.”