(Closed) How do you say “Sherbet?”

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you say it?
    SHER-bit : (16 votes)
    11 %
    SHER-beht : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Sher-BERT : (51 votes)
    34 %
    SHER-bert (added) : (71 votes)
    48 %
    Sher-bay (added later) (slightly diff) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Sher-bert.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I’ve always said “Sher-bert,” but now I’m starting to worry that I’ve been saying it wrong my whole life. Man, I hate that realization, and as an English major, it’s just embarassing.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Stress the first syllable. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Is this different stuff from from sorbet (“sore-bay”)?

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    @AmeliaBedelia: I just looked it up in two dictionaries, and they both said “SHER-bit.” Maybe I really have been saying it wrong my entire life! Ugh, I don’t want to change now. “Sher-bert” sounds so much better to me. 😉

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    None of the above…I say SHER-bert. (You have sher-BERT as an example but to me that reads as the emphasis being on the 2nd syllable…which is different from how I say it.)

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’ve always said “sher-bert”, but I think that’s wrong. : p Then again, I pronounced pious “pee-ous”, psuedo “suede-o”, and many other comedic misponunciations for the longest time. So I’m used to it!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Juliepants:  Yes, they are different. Sorbet is entirely dairy free (made with water, sugar, and fruit or whatever). Sherbert is usually used interchangebly with it, but it’s technically a half sorbet, half ice cream sort of thing.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Sherbet and sorbet are different.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Juliepants:  Can’t honestly say I’ve had either.. I thought they were the same hehe.

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