Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 3 20:39:34 UTC 2005

I say "boy" for "buoy" too, and I'm over here.

TV ads for "Lifebuoy" soap always said "boy" also.


Michael Quinion <wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG> wrote:
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Barbara Need wrote:

> Sorry. An American saying this is pretentious. (I also consider the
> pronunciation of _Jaguar_ with three syllables to be pretentious --
> especially in a TV ad on American TV.)

Understood. Only joking. As another datum, I'd never say "jaguar"
other than as three syllables. But then over here we say "buoy" like
"boy", to redress the syllable count.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words

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