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Old Jul 10th 2013, 10:08 pm
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Uh oh. Having a debate on my work's internal IRC about the pronunciation of water. This is not going to end well - for me!!
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Old Jul 10th 2013, 10:13 pm
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Uh oh. Having a debate on my work's internal IRC about the pronunciation of water. This is not going to end well - for me!!
Don't you mean Wadder
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Old Jul 10th 2013, 10:26 pm
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You're talking about a dermatologist specializing in viral polyps, right?
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You're talking about a dermatologist specializing in viral polyps, right?
Sure.
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It quickly becomes a "I'll have what she's having" line, that's if the other half got water first
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Feel my pain then. I test drinking water for bacteria and everyday I have to say water, Water, WATER! It gets old after a while
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My daughter is continually asked to repeat that word at school, to the amusement of her teachers. It looks correct to me
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Do people actually have trouble understanding the word 'water' when pronounced in any of the regional variations of a UK accent (yes, even Welsh)?

I always thought that was an exaggerated thing but come on, you'd have to be thick as pigshit not to be able to recognise the word 'water' no matter how it is said. There is no other word it can be mistaken for. Even in the strongest West Country drawl, it is recognisable.

Maybe I'm saying it wrong
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Do people actually have trouble understanding the word 'water' when pronounced in any of the regional variations of a UK accent (yes, even Welsh)?

I always thought that was an exaggerated thing but come on, you'd have to be thick as pigshit not to be able to recognise the word 'water' no matter how it is said. There is no other word it can be mistaken for. Even in the strongest West Country drawl, it is recognisable.

Maybe I'm saying it wrong
Yes, there really is trouble over it. Mad but true.

Sometimes there is even trouble with "butter" (or "budder" as the cousins say in some parts).
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Yes, there really is trouble over it. Mad but true.

Sometimes there is even trouble with "butter" (or "budder" as the cousins say in some parts).
OK, the barmaids in all the pubs I play in around here then all deserve a raise because I ask for water all the time and always get what I ask for. Now I'm going to start varying my accent to see what happens ...

I've yet to eat in an establishment in which I require butter that doesn't provide butter at the tables, so that I can't test.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Do people actually have trouble understanding the word 'water' when pronounced in any of the regional variations of a UK accent (yes, even Welsh)?

I always thought that was an exaggerated thing but come on, you'd have to be thick as pigshit not to be able to recognise the word 'water' no matter how it is said. There is no other word it can be mistaken for. Even in the strongest West Country drawl, it is recognisable.

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Yes. I don't have a strong accent and have resorted to switching to diet coke before.
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Yes. I don't have a strong accent and have resorted to switching to diet coke before.
Perhaps we are saying it wrong. I think water is pronounced 'Miller Lite' out here ...
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Feel my pain then. I test drinking water for bacteria and everyday I have to say water, Water, WATER! It gets old after a while
Dito I feel your pain too I sell it for a living
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I always say "iced water" - think it helps with the context.. have resorted saying water in French or Spanish before!
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I've given up even asking for water when we go to a restaurant now.

I just say "Coke" instead. And then get served a Pepsi anyway.
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