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How do British people distinguish an iPad from an iPod?

Since pad is pronounced as pod, fast is pronounced as fost, etc., it must be very confusing.

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2013


by Anonymousreply 110/10/2013

yeah what??

by Anonymousreply 210/11/2013

They hear the difference, you're just too dense to hear it

by Anonymousreply 310/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 410/11/2013

if you're too dense, then you cunt hear the difference.

by Anonymousreply 510/11/2013

Perhaps since it is an American product they pronounce it in American English.

by Anonymousreply 610/11/2013

British people, who btw speak with a wide variety of accents, differentiate between their o's and their a's, and therefore, "iPad" will never be confused with "iPod" and vice versa.

by Anonymousreply 710/11/2013

How do British people distinguish between someone who is artistic and someone who is autistic?

by Anonymousreply 810/11/2013

OP, you're insane. Or possibly Dick Van Dyke (or as he's known in England, Richard Lorry Lesbian) from Mary Poppins.

by Anonymousreply 910/11/2013

AH-tis-tic. AWE-tis-tic. Idiots, the lot of you.

by Anonymousreply 1010/11/2013

I think they call the iPad a tablet

by Anonymousreply 1110/11/2013

What are these strange inventions of which you speak? We stick with pencils and paper here, the rain ruins electronics

by Anonymousreply 1210/11/2013

OP, you are a fucking moron.

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2013

Can't hear you. My I-PODE is playing.

by Anonymousreply 1410/11/2013

Just like in North America. The iPad is bigger.

by Anonymousreply 1510/11/2013

Trying to work out if this post is a joke or not. if it isnt, then oh dear.

R11 We call it the iPad just like in the US. Pad as in sad (short a) iPod as in sod (short o). As in sod off.

OP its just a different accent that's all. As R7 pointed out there are a lot of regional variations in speech in the UK as in the US.

by Anonymousreply 1610/11/2013

What in the actual f

Brits pronounce a and o differently... you must be too deaf to hear in their accents ipAd vs ipOd

by Anonymousreply 1710/11/2013

Dress sense, R8

by Anonymousreply 1810/11/2013

HAWK! I heeya the cannons raw!

by Anonymousreply 1910/12/2013

[quote]We call it the iPad just like in the US. Pad as in sad (short a) iPod as in sod (short o). As in sod off.

That doesn't help, R16, because to us, it sounds like Brits say "sod" and "sad" the same way.

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2013

If I may weigh in -- as I am currently at loose ends -- I think … that .. wait .. what were we talking about?

Oh hell with it, I say "Jeah!"

by Anonymousreply 2110/12/2013

I've never heard Lochte speak. Is "Jeah" just "yeah" with a j? What does it mean?

by Anonymousreply 2210/12/2013

I'm still stuck on why it's pronounced "shedule," but "school" and "scholar" don't get the same treatment.

by Anonymousreply 2310/12/2013

For r22

by Anonymousreply 2410/12/2013

I hope his people were at least quick to patent that idiotic utterance.

by Anonymousreply 2510/12/2013

Correction: Trademark

by Anonymousreply 2610/12/2013


Does "through" and "trough" get you as well?

by Anonymousreply 2710/12/2013

Not the same, R27.

-ough has different pronunciations in English, but "sch" only has one. Why is "schedule" the exception with Brits? An homage to the German royals?






by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2013

It sounds the same to American ears.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2013

R20 How do Americans pronounce "add" and "odd"? See there's a difference in the vowel sounds? It's just shorter with the standard English accent.

Difficult without hearing it - see the attached vid, if you don't want to watch all of it, skip to 2:00.

Just to point out this is RP - Received Pronunciation. As I mentioned before there is alot of variation in English accents, as there is in the US.

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2013
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