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TO-fu or to-FU?
TO-fu 84%  84%  [ 72 ]
to-FU 12%  12%  [ 10 ]
DIE-ya... wait, wrong poll. 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: TO-fu or to-FU? How do you pronounce it?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:30 am 
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The very first episode of Good Eats is on Hulu, and it's about tofu. While watching it, I realized that Alton and I put the accent on different parts of the word. So now I'm curious about the rest of you. Is it TO-fu or to-FU?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:32 am 
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love alton, but he totally says tofu wrong in that episode. also doesn't he fry it in an egg batter?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:46 am 
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He does. He also says "soe-ee" instead of "soy."

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TO-fu, but to-FU may slip out every now and then.


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I say TO-fu. My fiancé says "toff-u" though!


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I kinda like toffu. I also like how (wow! I forget her username; she's our Copenhagen friend) says tofulish: toFUlish. I think it's a lot cuter than TOfulish.

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I didn't realize until just now reading lutin's post that even though I pronounce the food TOfu, in my brain, I actually pronounce the name of the PPKer toFUlish.

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I say TO-fu. I think the only person I've ever heard say to-FU is my hippie uncle who's been vegetarian forever (and Alton Brown, I guess.)

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TOfu. But, yeah, ToFUlish... because it's a portmanteau of tofu and foolish. At least in my head it is.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:10 am 
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I say to-FU, I think.
One time someone told me the way I said it was cute. And then my friend made fun of me for being weird, since apparently only 17% of the universe (according to this poll as of now) says it the way I do.


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I definitely say TO-fu

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:30 am 
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TOfu. But, yeah, ToFUlish... because it's a portmanteau of tofu and foolish. At least in my head it is.

Yep.

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toe-foo!

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I feel like I don't put an emphasis on either... Maybe because it (either is or just sounds like?) a Japanese word, it makes me feel like it should be said without emphasis?

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TOfu...and TofuLISH.


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To-FU. I don't know if I've ever heard someone say TO-fu. Maybe it's a Canadian thing?

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I voted TO-fu but I don't know that I pronounce it with any emphasis either... which doesn't make sense. Now my brain hurts

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Mars wrote:
I feel like I don't put an emphasis on either... Maybe because it (either is or just sounds like?) a Japanese word, it makes me feel like it should be said without emphasis?

In my case the emphasis is slight, but definitely enough that it's noticeably not toFU.

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paprikapapaya wrote:
toe-foo!

This? I didn't realize there were different ways to say it!

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I say TO-fu.

Apparently this is how we are supposed to say it in Japanese: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... b/Tofu.ogg

I don't feel like that's how I heard it in Japan, but then again, I didn't really understand anything in Japan.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:46 pm 
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paprikapapaya wrote:
toe-foo!


This is how I say it, too. I also didn't know about different pronounciations.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:53 pm 
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paprikapapaya wrote:
toe-foo!

Yeah, this. I don't think I pronounce it either way that's mentioned or even heard it said in those ways?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:57 pm 
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I'm pretty sure everybody (except toffu folks) says "toe" for "to" and "foo" for "fu" - the question is about syllable emphasis. So, TOE-foo or toe-FOO, if that makes sense.

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man, now I've been sitting at my desk for a good minute saying tofu over and over again trying to figure out where I put the emphasis. And I have no clue. I think I say it approximately "toe-foo" like PP.

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Yeah but I don't think I make any emphasis and I don't think I've ever heard someone do that.

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