Pronunciation Pickle
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Pronunciation Pickle – "Semi" Semi - How do you say this word? Tim says 'sem-ee' and Ben says 'sem-eye'. UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says not only are there regional differences, but pronunciation also varies depending on if it's a semi-truck, or if something is semi-hot. Jan 24, 2017, 07:41 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – "Dilemma" Dilemma - How do you say this word? Tim says 'dih-lemma' and Ben says 'die-lemma'. UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says most of the people she talked to say 'die-lemma' is used if you're being extra dramatic. Jan 17, 2017, 07:42 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – "Chrysler" Chrysler - How do you say this word? Tim says 'kr(eye)s-ler' and Ben says 'kr(eye)z-ler'. UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says the pronunciation varies between Canada and the US. Nov 29, 2016, 07:49 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – "Glacier" Glacier - How do you say this word? Ben says 'gley-see-ur' and Tim says 'gley-sher'. UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says Ben's pronunciation is more 'historic'. Nov 22, 2016, 07:29 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Again” Again - How do you say this word? Ben says 'ah-gen' and Tim says 'a-gain'. UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says pronunciation varies between the U.K. and North America. Oct 25, 2016, 07:35 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Leisure” Leisure - How do you say this word? Ben says 'lezh-er' and Tim says 'lee-zher.' UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says Canadians and Americans tend to agree on this pronunciation. Sep 13, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Alleged” Alleged - How do you say this word? Ben says 'uh-lej-id' and Tim says 'uh-lejd.' UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel explains some people believe the word  'allegedly' proves which is correct. Aug 30, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Scone” Scone - How do you say this word? Ben says 'sk(on)' and Tim says 'sk(own).' UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says look at the words 'done' and 'tone' to see why there is confusion. Jul 26, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Pokémon” Pokémon - How do you say this word? Ben says 'poh-kee-mon' and Tim says 'poh-kih-mon.' UBC Linguistics Professor Molly Babel says there's another pronunciation to consider. Jul 19, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Inuit” Inuit - How do you say this? Ben says 'in-yoo-eet' and Tim says 'in-yoo-it.' UBC linguistics professor Molly Babel shares how it's said in Canada's arctic. Jun 07, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Origami” Origami - How do you say this word? Ben says  'or-i-GOM-ee' and Tim says 'or-i-GAM-ee.' We ask a linguistics expert and a former NEWS 1130 traffic anchor who is fluent in Japanese. May 24, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Hawaii” Hawaii - How do you say this American state? Ben says 'huh-wah-ee' and Tim says 'huh-why-ee.' UBC linguistics professor Molly Babel explains the native pronunciation of Hawaii includes a glottal stop. May 17, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Falcon” Falcon - How do you say this word? Ben says 'fal-kun' and Tim says 'fawl-kun.' UBC Linguistics professor says she doesn't know anyone who has practiced 'fawl-kun-ree'. May 02, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Missile” Missile - How do you say this word? Ben says  "miss-eye'l" and Tim says "miss-uhl." UBC linguistics professor Molly Babel says the answer may be found in British dictionaries from the early 20th century. Apr 26, 2016, 07:24 PM
Pronunciation Pickle – “Clientele” Clientele - How do you say this word? Ben says 'klee-ahn-tel' and Tim says 'kl(eye)-un-tel.' While one pronunciation is popular, a UBC linguistics professor explains the other pronunciation is also found in the dictionary.   Apr 19, 2016, 07:24 PM