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Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:16 AM

How do you say the word "February?"

Do you say Feb-ru-ar-y? Or Feb-u-ar-y?

I often say it without the first "r."

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Reply How do you say the word "February?" (Original post)
wnylib Feb 2023 OP
RainCaster Feb 2023 #1
Effete Snob Feb 2023 #2
niyad Feb 2023 #3
ailsagirl Feb 2023 #33
lastlib Feb 2023 #4
LakeArenal Feb 2023 #5
brush Feb 2023 #6
live love laugh Feb 2023 #7
ariadne0614 Feb 2023 #8
TreasonousBastard Feb 2023 #9
Phentex Feb 2023 #20
electric_blue68 Feb 2023 #10
fierywoman Feb 2023 #11
BWdem4life Feb 2023 #12
wnylib Feb 2023 #14
EYESORE 9001 Feb 2023 #13
yonder Feb 2023 #15
sarge43 Feb 2023 #16
Emile Feb 2023 #17
zanana1 Feb 2023 #18
Marthe48 Feb 2023 #25
Paladin Feb 2023 #26
Chainfire Feb 2023 #19
Phentex Feb 2023 #21
area51 Feb 2023 #22
Niagara Feb 2023 #23
Marthe48 Feb 2023 #24
Aristus Feb 2023 #27
malthaussen Feb 2023 #28
Wolf Frankula Feb 2023 #29
wnylib Feb 2023 #37
frogmarch Feb 2023 #30
highplainsdem Feb 2023 #31
friend of a friend Feb 2023 #32
Raine Feb 2023 #34
Kali Feb 2023 #35
LuckyCharms Feb 2023 #36
Different Drummer Feb 2023 #38
UTUSN Feb 2023 #39
Doc_Technical Feb 2023 #40
edbermac Feb 2023 #41
Conjuay Feb 2023 #42

Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:24 AM

1. One "r"

Short n simple

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:29 AM

2. F-f-f-feb-b-b-b-brrrrrr

Itís cold out.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:31 AM

3. Feb ru ar y

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 04:05 PM

33. Ditto here

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:33 AM

4. With my hand over my mouth........

"Frrbbrrarrruhhhhhh"

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:36 AM

5. Feb-ru-ar-y

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:02 AM

6. With two Rs it's hard to say so most people just rush thru it...

and use one R.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:25 AM

7. Feh BREW ary

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:55 AM

8. "Feb'-roo-air-ee" without fail, for 60+decades.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 03:08 AM

9. Nobody admits to "Feberry"?


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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 11:54 AM

20. LOL

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 03:24 AM

10. Often Feb-u-ary....

or... By Mid February

Oh, geeeeeez, when is (real*) Spring arriving! 😬 😑


*at least most of the time the few weeks of Spring look like later Winter here in NYC early April you see stuff.
Sometimes in the it's warm enough certain leaf buds, and flowers will start up early in Feb.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 03:28 AM

11. With 2 r's.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 04:11 AM

12. Such a brouhaha

over the pronunciation!

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Response to BWdem4life (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 06:12 AM

14. Is that brouhaha or bouhaha?



Ha, ha.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 06:08 AM

13. Feb-a-ree

People know what Iím talking about

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 06:21 AM

15. Feb U for me.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 08:54 AM

16. One R only, the second one.

It would be interesting to see the spread. Is this a regional thing or individual?

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 09:46 AM

17. Here in the Midwest they say Febuary

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 10:54 AM

18. Febyooary

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 12:39 PM

25. That's kind of how I say it

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:09 PM

26. Looks and sounds right to me.

I'm way too old at this point to pronounce it any other way.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 11:30 AM

19. Basic grammar...

The rule is drop the R after the first B in any word starting with an F and ending in Y. I thought you all would know that...

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 11:56 AM

21. Feb u ary chow chow chow chow chow...

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 11:57 AM

22. With 2 "r"s. n/t

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 12:07 PM

23. I pronounce it Fabulous.

Last edited Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:48 PM - Edit history (1)

Only because it's a short time until spring!


But when I actually pronounce February, it's "feb RU ary".


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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 12:37 PM

24. Febuary

Kind of slide over the middle part
But every time I write or say February, I remember one of my grade school teachers emphasizing the correct pronunciation.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 01:24 PM

27. 'Feb-roo-ary.'

I know it sounds snotty, but people who say 'Feb-yew-ary ' drive me crazy. It makes me think they're not very bright. I know, I know; terrible to think and say.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:19 PM

28. Both

When I was much younger, the latter, but then I learned better.

I have even, when lazy or rushed, pronounced it "Feburry."

-- Mal

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:26 PM

29. Ducember

Pronounced deuce em ber.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 08:26 PM

37. My mother used to say Detzember.

She was raised by her aunt whose first language was German, so my mother picked up her aunt's pronunciation.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:27 PM

30. Hail Februus!

I say "feb-ru-ary" and have ever since my 4th grade teacher administered hard face slaps to students who pronounced it "feb-u-ary."

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 03:24 PM

31. The pronunciation omitting the first R is also correct and more common

in the US than the traditional pronunciation.

https://theweek.com/articles/451672/whats-correct-pronunciation-february

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 03:49 PM

32. Right now we are pronouncing it Spring.

 

In parts of NC, our nighttime low temperature is 10 degrees warmer than our normal daytime high.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 05:56 PM

34. Feb u ar y ... nt

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 07:47 PM

35. feb-u-wary

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 08:08 PM

36. Feb-You-Ary

For some reason, it's difficult for me to pronounce Feb-Ru-Ary.

I also pronounce potato as Pa-Tay-Da and tomato as Ta-May-Da.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2023, 09:20 PM

38. Feb-u-ary.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2023, 12:33 AM

39. feb-biu-arry - wrong, I'm sure.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2023, 11:28 AM

40. I remember Walter Cronkite..

at the close of his news broadcast, had this issue
as a subject for discussion, and concluded that one
pronounce the word with two rs.

https://www.englishforums.com/English/PronunciationOfFebruary/bqgvvr/post.htm

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2023, 02:28 PM

41. Feb you erry

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2023, 09:53 PM

42. Correctly.

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