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How do you pronounce affluent?
AFfluent 93%  93%  [ 92 ]
afFLUent 7%  7%  [ 7 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:28 pm 
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I'm curious. I have a preference for AFfluent, and afFLUent sounds wrong to me, but I sometimes hear it pronounced as afFLUent on TV.


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those people need a smack on the tush.

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^Then I need a smack on the tush! Although when you say it fast enough, no one would notice the subtle pronunciation difference.

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http://oxforddictionaries.com/definitio ... q=affluent

OED doesn't even have afFLUent as a dialectal variation.

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I'm feeling validated. Thanks, PPK!

Also, I hope none of you say nuc-u-ler for nuclear.


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Bastids.

Or the first one.

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Does how we pronounce it reflect our socio-economic status, i.e. our affluence?

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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Does how we pronounce it reflect our socio-economic status, i.e. our affluence?


Well, generally when I hear it pronounced afFLUent, it's news reporters. But not all news reporters. I just heard one say AFluent just now. So.


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News reporters are freaks. But not the good kind that I want to be friends with. I've never heard anyone say
afFLUent. But the only news I listen to is NPR which is mostly filled with the good kinds of freaks who I do want to be friends with.

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AFF' loo ent. The other way doesn't sound right to me, though it is given as a legitimate variant in some sources, apparently.


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I say both. I think I grew up saying it the second way. Maybe it's a regional thing. I think both are correct.


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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Does how we pronounce it reflect our socio-economic status, i.e. our affluence?

interrobang wrote:
Bastids.


Pure aye ;)

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I'm from New Zealand, so I pronounce it 'EFFluent'.

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I say AFfluent, I've never heard it the other way.

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mendelian wrote:
I'm from New Zealand, so I pronounce it 'EFFluent'.

so how do you pronounce effluent? (is this a mary/marry/merry/murray situation?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effluent

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supercarrot wrote:
mendelian wrote:
I'm from New Zealand, so I pronounce it 'EFFluent'.

so how do you pronounce effluent? (is this a mary/marry/merry/murray situation?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effluent

'shiitake'

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IFFluent.

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IFFluent.

You sound foreign.

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IFFluent.

You sound foreign.


Stop being so offluent.

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If you're from the posh part of Edinburgh you pronounce affluent effluent.

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Pyewacket wrote:
AFF' loo ent. The other way doesn't sound right to me, though it is given as a legitimate variant in some sources, apparently.

Now I think I pronounce it like this! You guys I'm getting confused. I've been thinking about this and it's hurting my head. I DON'T KNOW.

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Anyone else have the AFLAC duck running around their heads?

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^Yes.

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