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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, May 22, 2019.
I'm having a mrs bucket moment and need guidance.
Ending like Fridge
Ask the Belgians - he's descended from a Belgian migrant.
Puh - lon - kher.
If it's farridge, why do I keep hearing farahge?
Because Farage appeared on TV to say that that is how he himself pronounces it (similar to 'Barrage' in 'barrage balloon'.
Oooh get you! The voice of reason (not a "reason" I would aspire to).
So it's not farridge as in garridge but garrahge as in garrahge.
Mrs Bucket would be thrilled.
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.
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.
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.
As in a gas-filled blimp? Strange coincidence.
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.
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!