Post # 1
Just curious…this is a heated topic of debate between SO and me 🙂
I say: “milk”, “kyoo-pon”, and “groash-ries”.
He says: “melk”, “coo-pon” and “gross-eries”.
I think I’m right. He thinks he’s right. Needless to say, trips to the store each week become hilarious as we tease each other every time one of us says one of the words.
How do you say them?
Post # 4
Milk. Coo-pon. Groash-rees.
My sister pronounces museum as “mew-say-um” and it has ALWAYS bothered me!!
Post # 6
FH rags on me all the time for kyoo-pon!!!
Post # 7
My boss and a coworker like to say “meeyak” for milk. It makes me giggle.
Post # 8
I am a NZer and so my milk probably sounds different from your milk – probably more like mill-k or mulk. Hee hee love hearing different people’s accents 😀
Post # 9
I love this question. I wonder what the norm is as well.
I say ‘milk’, ‘coo-pon’, and ‘grosheries’
Post # 10
@ohheavenlyday: Oh noooo I have a friend who does that, we always make so much fun of him. He also says anything with “tt” in it as “dd”, eg. “kiddens”, “buddons”. I always ask him if we’re going to the “kidden muzayum” haha.
Post # 11
This is a note from Random House about the pronunciation of “coupon”
It has developed an American pronunciation variant [kyoo-pon]with an unhistorical y-sound not justified by the spelling. This pronunciation is used by educated speakers and is well-established as perfectly standard, although it is sometimes criticized.
Post # 12
@elliestan: Haha mine always goes “KYOOP! KYOOP! KYOOP!” whenever I say it, like some kind of weird bird.
Post # 13
A lot of old Southern people pronounce it “cue-pin” which is even weirder to me than “kyoo-pon.”
Post # 14
coo-pon (DH and I just had a debate about this one in the Groash-ery store tonight)
What about what do you call the thing that holds your groceries?!
Post # 15
@PitBulLover: I go back and forth between “buggy” and “cart”…I think SO is the same. What about you?