The way Aussies, English, and Canadians pronounce "mobile"

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  1. LoneWolfArcher

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    MOE-bile

    Drives me nuts. Heard a British woman on NPR today pronounce it that way. If the O is long then the I has to be short or silent, right? I mean I am a math/CS major but even I know that!
     
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    Um...

    It would seem as though Brits are speaking British English and we're speaking American English and both are considered acceptable in their respective regions.

    How to pronounce mobile in British English
     
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    What I like is when Europeans pronounce the last half of aluminium like condominium. It's like whaaaa? LOL

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    Yea, and to them is actually three syllables, mo-bi-ull.
     
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    I actually like that pronunciation better. Makes it sound fancier.
     
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    Yeah, but try saying it in a sentence during a conversation without thinking about it, (when you're used to pronouncing it the way we were taught to pronounce it).....I guarantee you'll end up butchering it everytime. ROFL!

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    Nah. I do community theater. I've played many Brits, including shows where I had to transition in & out of a British accent.
     
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    Well, those of us that don't do community theatre butcher the crap out of it... Bwahahaha!

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    Those darn accents and slangs.
    My favorite still is Koreanglish.

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    Pronunciation has nothing to do with accents or slang. My Indian employees all say things like "Do the needful." And they have accents. But they don't butcher the pronunciation of words. Moe-bi-ull is just plain wrong.
     
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    I was born in NC of English decent, I like Moe- bile. Too many Top Gear episodes me thinks
     
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    Beg to differ but accent puts emphasis on different syllables at times and slang is the word being used that is driving your blood pressure up instead of saying it the mid western United States method with no accent at all. The AmericanEnglish language enunciate problem is much worse with Americans speaking it than others from other parts of the world. Peyton is not 2 words. There is no x in ask and no f in north, south, truth, mouth or with. And spell check has ruined the written word. Led is past tense of lead. Lead (same pronunciation as led) is a metal, not the past tense of the word.
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