Since when do we pronounce Warmbier warm-be-ay?

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  • Since when do we pronounce Warmbier warm-be-ay?
  • alpin
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    I’m sure hat last time this name was in the news (the Seppo who came back from North Korea just before his death) that the media was pronouncing his family name “Warmbier”, or warm-beer…. Now I’m hearing Warm-be-ay….

    What’s a that about? Der when did the Septic become so self aware that they have shit names?

    #randybumgardner

    Depends if it’s German or French

    A yank once asked me for directions to Am-bless-sid-eee

    Actually, a friend recently asked “when did we start pronouncing B-R-A-U-N ‘brown’” and the answer was “when we stopped being ignorant about the pronunciation of foreign words, it’s always been pronounced  ‘brown’ where that word comes from”

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Is that commonplace?  I’ve never heard that pronounced as anything other than Brawn.

    Also, Volkswagen, Skoda and Porsche are on the phone.

    Nothing worse than warm bier.

    sbob
    Member

    Nothing worse than warm bier.

    There is; it’s cold beer. Unless you have no tastebuds…

    “A yank once asked me for directions to Am-bless-sid-eee”

    Similar here, an American student at Durham uni wanted to know the way to ‘Guys Brow’
    I didn’t have a clue what he meant till we got down to the fact he was doing a race in Guisborough Woods.

    ElShalimo
    Member

    @alpin – let’s all laugh at the dead bloke with the funny foreign name…oh dear

    Some of your posts in the last few days have been of equally poor taste. Are you deliberately being a knob or are you “reaching out” for help?

    alpin
    Member

    Are you offering any help?

    Nah…. Comes naturally.

    I’m sure last time this guy was in the news it was pronounced “warm-hearted”.

    “I’ve never heard that pronounced as anything other than Brawn”

    Yay, but Braun is pronounced exactly like the English for the same colour, brown. I was surprised when learning German to find out if been pronouncing it won’t for years.

    Oh, and the same goes for Weinstein…. It’s a German name, so why do you hear it in the media being pronounced ‘wine-stien’? It’s not ‘stien’, it’s ‘stein’.

    Premier Icon chickenman
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    Yes English people, when did yer man become Johann Sebastian Bark.
    Shvaalbeh is of course the correctly pronounced tyre manufacturer, not Swoblee…..boils my piss!!
    Goes off to the French car thread to slag off Folksvaagens, Mehrtzaydez und Porshehs!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    The two best pronunciations I’ve ever heard.

    Ha-rog-a-tee. An American, saying she was in Harrogate

    Only to be trumped by an Australian gent looking to get to Loogah Baroogah. Or Loughborough, if you’re local…

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Is that commonplace?  I’ve never heard that pronounced as anything other than Brawn

    It’s commonplace in this household with its German ancestry, along with the correct pronunciation of Volkswagen and Porsche.

    zokes
    Member

    A waiter “corrected” me several times whilst ordering a fillet steak the other day. He seemed to be absolutely adamant that the “t” should be pronounced. 🙄

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    What the hell is a ‘seak’?

    zokes
    Member

    It’s the second word of a common two word phrase, frequently muttered under ones breath in response to replies on here 😉

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