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Fishslayer 12-06-2012 11:16 AM

How would Alex Trebek...
 
...pronounce "Berdan."

Bird-on

Bir-dan

Bir-don

Bear-dahn

Bear-dah

Bear-dough

That guy knows EVERYTHING!

emcon5 12-06-2012 11:32 AM

Col. Hiram Berdan was American, so he would pronounce it the way it was spelled. "Bir-dan"

dfletcher 12-06-2012 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emcon5 (Post 9864016)
Col. Hiram Berdan was American, so he would pronounce it the way it was spelled. "Bir-dan"



But Trebeck is a Canuck so it would be "Bir - dan, eh" ...:)

Fishslayer 12-06-2012 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emcon5 (Post 9864016)
Col. Hiram Berdan was American, so he would pronounce it the way it was spelled. "Bir-dan"

I would assume Hiram was of Sco'ish descent, so would I rrrrrrroll me rrrrrrrrs on that? ;)

"Birrrrrrrr-dan, Jimmeh.":D

bruceflinch 12-07-2012 8:21 AM

I'll take Percusion Caps for $1000, Alex!

Gio 12-07-2012 8:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruceflinch (Post 9869892)
I'll take Percusion Caps for $1000, Alex!

Do you ever work? I always see you posting on here, :p

What is bbbbuuuurrrr-ddddaaaannnn?

rodngun762 12-07-2012 9:05 AM

I have struggled with "Garand"

"Gah-rand"
or

"Garrend"
or

"Ga-rond"


John Garand was a French-Canadian by birth, so I initially pronounced it as the latter.

And then wiki weighs in on the matter:

Pronunciation of the name Garand is often disputed, being pronounced variably as /ɡəˈrænd/ or /ˈɡærənd/. Descendants of John Garand and his close friend Julian Hatcher generally agree that it is the latter, rhyming approximately 'errand.'


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