Articles Tagged 'pronunciation'

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10 Famous Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

There are many world leaders, historical figures, and pop culture icons who are well-known in both Britain and the U.S. However, there’s one thing Brits and Americans don’t always agree on—how to say their names. Here are 10 celebrities whose names are pronounced differently based on which side of the Pond you are. 1. Scarlett […]

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How Do You Say ‘Jaguar’?: British vs. American Brand Pronunciations

A recent article about the British pronunciation of Nike (to rhyme with “bike”) elicited howls of surprise and disbelief from my American friends on both sides of the Pond. According to the company itself, it’s NI-key! Rhymes with “spikey.” The one Brit I know who gives it the “spikey” pronunciation makes the exception for Nike […]