Some folks in the Midwest pronounce it “crown”.
One of my uncle’s favorites.
The spelling of mayonnaise always bugs me. It should be spelled phonetically, like mownayz.
Who pronounces mayonnaise with a “o” in the first syllable?
It is spelled phonetically, en Français.
Crayon sounds like ‘cran’ unless weaselette is nearby - then I deliberately stretch it out to ‘cray-on’. She has a thing about that word.
Recently saw ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ so I can’t see mayonnaise without all the syllables, with an emphasis on the ‘naise’
My tongue does make a movement in both “mayonnaise” and “crayon” where the “yo” is, like a half hearted jump on a trampoline, but there is no impact to the pronunciation.
While we’re at it, how do you all say ‘caramel’?
don’t start. I try to avoid pronouncing caramel in front of people.
Same with data. When you have two people conversing about data and one consistently says day-ta and the other da-ta it makes me giggle on the inside, because neither side wants to succumb
Unquestionably 3 syllables, with the first syllable’s a as in “cat”. But sometimes I hear it as two, with the first syllable as “car”. That shoulds very wrong to me, but usually from context I usually know the intent. Less often, two with the first syllable like mine.
there’s also differences in -melle or -mul
I go back and forth between ‘cair-uh-mel’ and ‘car-mel’. Weaselette prefers the 2-syllable version and it drives her nuts when people say it the other way. Kind of entertaining to say it ‘wrong’ on purpose, but I try not to overdo it
I’m a “car-muhl” guy myself.
I use both depending on my mood.
I usually say “carra mel”, but “car ml” sounds normal to me, and I’ve probably said it sometimes. Unlike “cran”, which I honestly am not sure I’d recognize if I heard it in the wild.
I don’t usually talk about mayo. But I like to make creme caramel, and draw with crayons.
What about that big cat in the zoo? The one with the orange and black stripes?
under what circumstances…I don’t think I’ve seen crayon in the physical since like…middle school