8/22/08

What the heck!?

I had forgotten about this crazy pronunciation you use, until I heard it on the news tonight....

BUOY is not pronounced BOOIE!!!

It is pronounced 'BOY' people - unbelievably funny!!!

8 comments:

Janet said...

The first time I heard a friend say booie, I wondered what the heck he was talking about. So I asked him how he pronounced bouyant. The same as us! So where the hell does booie come from?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

EXACTLY Janet!!

Jill said...

Oh... I had no idea! That's funny.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. You have a fun blog too! See you soon.

Jill

Snippety Gibbet said...

I pronounce it boo-ie.

pamokc said...

Hmmm, now I think this one is inter-changeable. Sort of like Bowie knife vs. David Bowie. Booie vs. Bowie. Both work and you could use either and we would know what you meant.

notevenatshirt vb said...

I think most Americans would pronounce it "boo-ie". Oh well, "tomato"-"tomahto". :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I know, I know the hubster assures me you all say it like this! It's just very funny to hear as a Brit' and Janet's argument is very valid!

Almost American said...

And the town of Bowie in MD is pronounce boo-ie too. Wrong, just wrong . . .