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Started by widenation on Jun 20, 2022 8:00:40 PM
The Underground

Do you say:

The (rhymes with tea / me / see etc) Underground

or

The (rhymes with duh - can't think of any others) Underground

?

I found this quite interesting:https://twitter.com/VoicesofEnglish

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popstar7 - 20 Jun 2022 20:03:34 (#1 of 9)

Theeee before a vowel, nesspa?

he said without really thinking about it

popstar7 - 20 Jun 2022 20:04:58 (#2 of 9)

So the latter for ‘underground’.

Thee English

Thee Irish

Thuh Scottish

Thuh Welsh

TheBigSmurf - 20 Jun 2022 20:05:13 (#3 of 9)

Perhaps it would depend on whether the underground was velvet or not.

widenation - 20 Jun 2022 20:13:03 (#4 of 9)

Thuh unicorn ?

widenation - 20 Jun 2022 20:14:06 (#5 of 9)

Thuh undecided ?

widenation - 20 Jun 2022 20:15:35 (#6 of 9)

The undecided - I accept that.

popstar7 - 20 Jun 2022 20:20:28 (#7 of 9)

Unicorn is a Y sound though, so gets the ‘Thuh’ treatment.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Jun 2022 20:35:06 (#8 of 9)

I say "uber".

widenation - 20 Jun 2022 20:36:14 (#9 of 9)

Good example - Thuh Uber driver.

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