/bolth/ for both

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 6 13:38:49 UTC 2005

I've never heard "bolth" or "polm"

I have always pronounced the "l" in "almond", even
after having been corrected.  Doesn't the voice in the
TV ads for Almond Joy pronounce the "l"? (I haven't
heard an ad for Almond Joy in a long, long time.)

FWIW, I say "nucular" more often than not, and I don't
pronounce the "t" in "often" or "soften.  (On Wheel of
Fortune a while back, a woman had part of the word
"soften" on the board as part of a phrase - something
like "**ften" - and when she correctly completed the
phrase she pronounced the "t", followed by a look of
confusion or puzzlement on her face as she realized
what she'd said.)

--- Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> FWIW, never heard "bolth" or "polm" round here - or
> anywhere else. "Almond" pronounced with all the
> letters, yes; also in NYC in the '50s.

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