You say tomartoe and I say tomaytoe

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Martin, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. Martin

    Martin Member

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    When discussing or refering to UKaps, how do you pronounce it? Is it U-Kaps or U-K-a-p-s? Whilst we're on the subject ,how do you say ADA? Is it pronounced arder or aider or just A-D-A? When we discuss stuff on here and other forums I bet we all pronounce things differently, the latin names of plants is a minefield, likewise fish - cichlid anyone! I bet we can all come up with a lot more to add to the list, I don't suppose it matters how we all say things in the end, but if there are any experts out there in the use of the Queen's English then please share your knowhow in this thread. Please feel free to add more examples to the list even if we don't agree on how to say them. :?
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Its U-kaps generally. ADA is said A-D-A, i.e. each letter, not as a single word.

    Riccia is a classic for plants. I say rice-see-a, which is well wrong!

    Sam
     
  3. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Cambridgeshire
    UKAPS - U - Kaps

    ADA - A - D - A

    Cichlid - Sick - lid

    Riccia - Rick - kia
     
  4. Ditto ;)
     
  5. Lisa_Perry75

    Lisa_Perry75 Member

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    UKAPS - You - kay - aps

    ADA - A - D - A

    Cichlid - Sick - a - lid

    Riccia - Never had to say it out loud
     
  6. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    Neath, South Wales
    UKAPS - U-kaps

    ADA - A-D-A

    Cichlid - sick-lid (wouldn't believe that variations u get on this working in an LFS, chil-lids, chitch-lids, sitch-lids etc)

    Riccia - rick-ia
     

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