(Closed) How Do You Say…

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How Do You Say Mobile? (As in the object that hangs above a crib in a nursery?)
    Mo-BEEL (rhymes with "peel") : (31 votes)
    28 %
    Mo-BILL : (17 votes)
    15 %
    Mo-BULL : (43 votes)
    38 %
    Mo-BILE : (19 votes)
    17 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    mo-beel for that

    mo-bull for something like a mobile phone

    mo-bile for someone who can move around


    yikes.  Why do I have three pronunciations for the same word??  

    Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    *Hurries to dictionary.com to check correct pronunciation…*

    Post # 5
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ohh I jumped the gun on voting and thought you were talking about a cell phone – in which case I say Mo-Bull, for the thing above the crib, I say Mo-Beel

    Post # 7
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I say Mo-Beel too!

    Post # 8
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @GroovyHippieChick:  Ha – I think I do it the same way. 🙂 I was going to answer all of the above. 🙂 I’m not super consistent with it.

    Also Mobile gas stations: Mo-Bull

    Post # 9
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Mo-BILE for me too.

    Post # 10
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    mo-beel for what hangs above a crib
    mo-bull for a cell phone
    mo-bile for able to move or be moved easily

    Post # 11
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @GroovyHippieChick:  I agree on the mo-bile and the mo-bull. Strange… hm.

    Post # 12
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Both sides of my family always pronounced it as Mo-BILE. Then, when talking with people who are native to the state I live in, they looked at me like I was nuts. Apparently, by me, it’s Mo-BEEL.

    Post # 13
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    whoops, answered before I read the context.

     I agree with @Gemstone:  

    Post # 14
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    A mo-BEEL hangs above the crib.

    After breaking her leg, she called me from her mo-BULL phone and told me she’s still mo-BILE in her mo-BULL home.


    Post # 15
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I call the thing in a crib, a phone, and a home Mo-Bull.

    I say the city in Alabama as Mo-Beel.

    Post # 16
    9627 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Other:  MO-bull

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