Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dope or Nope


This one really gets on my nerves, so obviously, it's a whopping "Nope" for me. Pronouncing the word "Jaguar" seems to be difficult for many Americans ... especially national sportscasters. So, this is how one is supposed to say it - jag-wahr. In fact, you can go here to hear an audio clip of how to say it.

You know what, I'm even fine with the more "regal" or British way of saying jaguar - jag-yoo-er.

But the way that I hear FAR too many people say it is - jag-wire. Ooooh, this grates on my nerves. It's like somebody is scratching a chalk-board. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it! And yet, nobody seems to care. Am I making too big of a deal about this?

4 comments:

Ink and Stone said...

I've always pronounced it "Jag-yoo-ar". Close to the British version I guess. Other pronounciations don't really bother me either, so it's neither dope or nope for me.

Steph said...

Ut oh! I say Jag-wire. Could be the southernness in me. I'll work on it.

El Padrino said...

yeah who cares, too much of a big deal, besides other than the football team how many people around you actually say jagwire?

like are they running around Delaware County enough for people to notice them?

Four Dinners said...

Close but no cigar...;-)

Jag-yoo-ar is the Brit way - and of course - the right way.

Steph - Disgraceful behaviour!...;-)