(Closed) How do YOU pronounce “milk”, “coupon”, and “groceries”?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do YOU pronoince "milk", "coupon", and "groceries"?
    "Milk" : (397 votes)
    31 %
    "Melk" : (35 votes)
    3 %
    "Coo-pon" : (320 votes)
    25 %
    "Kyoo-pon" : (113 votes)
    9 %
    "Groash-ries" : (262 votes)
    20 %
    "Gross-eries" : (164 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i am like you.. πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Milk. Coo-pon. Groash-rees. 

    My sister pronounces museum as “mew-say-um” and it has ALWAYS bothered me!!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    FH rags on me all the time for kyoo-pon!!!

    Post # 7
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    1109 posts
    Bumble bee

    My boss and a coworker like to say “meeyak” for milk.  It makes me giggle.

    Post # 8
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    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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 πŸ˜€

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love this question. I wonder what the norm is as well.

    I say ‘milk’, ‘coo-pon’, and ‘grosheries’

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @julies1949:

    A lot of old Southern people pronounce it “cue-pin” which is even weirder to me than “kyoo-pon.”

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    milk

    coo-pon (DH and I just had a debate about this one in the Groash-ery store tonight)

    Groash-eries

    What about what do you call the thing that holds your groceries?!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I say what he says

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