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farage or farahrge

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, May 22, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I'm having a mrs bucket moment and need guidance.
     
  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Faridge

    Ending like Fridge
     
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Ask the Belgians - he's descended from a Belgian migrant.
     
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  4. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Puh - lon - kher.
     
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    If it's farridge, why do I keep hearing farahge?
     
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    "Merchant banker"
     
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  8. SirPurrAlot

    SirPurrAlot Established commenter

    Because Farage appeared on TV to say that that is how he himself pronounces it (similar to 'Barrage' in 'barrage balloon'.
     
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  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Oooh get you! The voice of reason (not a "reason" I would aspire to).
     
  10. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    So it's not farridge as in garridge but garrahge as in garrahge.

    Mrs Bucket would be thrilled.
     
  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  13. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Certainly an acceptable pronunciation, but problematic in that it applies to numerous politicians.

    Just refer to our Nige by his initials: NF. No ambiguity there.
     
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Appalling individual - the fact that he's taken seriously and is getting such support tells you a lot about the parlous state of this once great country.
     
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  15. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Being as representative of the UK public as he is, I suppose he wants the end syllable pronounced the way most literate people would instinctively say it when looking at the spelling.
    In France.
     
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  16. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Milkshake
     
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  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    As in a gas-filled blimp? Strange coincidence.
     
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  19. SirPurrAlot

    SirPurrAlot Established commenter

    He said that people in the south of the UK, where he comes from, tend to say farrage, while people in the north tend to say Farridge.
     
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I just spotted that he is quoted in today's Express as saying "You cannot stop a mass movement with milkshake".

    Punsters! It's the gift that keeps giving!
     

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