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Crayons And 11 Other Controversial Words We Fight Over How To Say

Do you pronounce it crayon or crown?

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Crayons And 11 Other Controversial Words We Fight Over How To Say

Coming from a predominantly Jewish background, I grew up pronouncing the word 'hummus' with an accent. My friends usually catch me on that, saying I pronounce it wrong. Disagreeing, this prompted us to look up some words that people pronounce differently.

1. Crayon vs. "crahn"

2. Gyro vs. hero

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3. Caramel vs. car-mel

4. AHRange vs. OREange?

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5. You all vs. y'all

I'm guilty of both...

6. Coleslaw vs. 'slaw

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7. May-uh-naze vs. mayo-naze

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Can't we just say mayo?

8. PJs vs. pajaymas vs. pajamas

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9. PeCAN vs. PeCON

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10. EXpresso vs. ESpresso?

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11. Soda vs. pop vs. cola vs. Coke

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12. Sherbert vs. Sorbet

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All in all, it doesn't really matter. What's most important is that you keep your may-ah-naze away from my sorbet.

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