Post # 1
The word “mobile”? (As in, the thing that hangs in the nursery about the crib or changing table).
I’d never had a reason to say it out loud before, and when I did, my husband gave me a funny look and told me I was saying it wrong.
How do you pronounce it?
ETA: I pronounced it “Mo-BEEL” and DH insisted it was supposed to be pronounced “Mo-BULL”
Post # 3
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
*Hurries to dictionary.com to check correct pronunciation…*
Post # 5
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 # 8
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 # 10
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
I agree on the mo-bile and the mo-bull. Strange… hm.
Post # 12
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
whoops, answered before I read the context.
I agree with @Gemstone:
Post # 14
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
I call the thing in a crib, a phone, and a home Mo-Bull.
I say the city in Alabama as Mo-Beel.