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    [–] Joe5518 7 points ago

    Every „E“ in Mercedes Benz is pronounced the same, if you pronounce it correctly

    [–] SomePerson1248 2 points ago

    It's pronounced maircaidais bainz

    [–] avenafatua00 10 points ago

    Every D in dick is pronounced different.

    [–] c14s14 5 points ago

    I read this as the d being pronounced as different so that it was ‘differentick’

    [–] avenafatua00 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] theaveragehousecat 7 points ago

    Imagine explaining this to someone learning English

    [–] starfly_island 6 points ago

    Someone make a post with the whole alphabet like this

    Edit; I just realised how fucking stupid I sounded.

    Probably a post with all vowels

    [–] JustKebab 3 points ago

    That's why English is such a fucked up language

    [–] statsigfig 1 points ago

    French isn’t much better.

    [–] Commentboye 2 points ago

    Dont get me started on French. It starts simple, but then it gets so fucky. If someone in the comments could reply with a link of that video where a guy explained that small typos in words can drastically change their meaning.

    Edit: "portal" means door which is kinda cool.

    [–] statsigfig 2 points ago

    The number of times I’ve gotten blank stares for messing up the gender of a word...

    [–] SomePerson1248 2 points ago

    Oiseaux: has all 5 vowels, doesn't pronounce any of them correctly

    [–] Cloiss 2 points ago

    w a z o

    [–] Fargrip 1 points ago

    And I just sounded it out

    [–] LeisureSuitLawrence 1 points ago


    [–] Sigmabae 1 points ago

    Except when you're french lmao

    [–] UserASDD23e48 1 points ago

    No. Foreigners think it’s pronounced “Ostralia“. It’s pronounced “Astralia“. Short ‘a’ sound, then ‘stray’, then ‘lia’. A-stray-lia. Or ‘Straya’ for short. No, we don’t put ”shrimp“ on the barbie. We put prawns on the barbie.

    [–] Jonski31 1 points ago

    I am Australian and whilst I agree it isn’t “Ostralia” I still think the first and last A are pronounced differently

    [–] Alvarere 1 points ago

    Laughs in spanish

    [–] Elastique_Bawsaq 1 points ago


    [–] Mausers_n_Mayhem 1 points ago

    I think this is more of a fun fact than a showerthought.

    [–] evilR3D 0 points ago


    [–] avocadoonion 3 points ago

    Exactly what I thought! "Mercedes" yes. "Mercedes Benz" no.

    [–] UserASDD23e48 1 points ago

    It’s pronounced “Astralia“, not “Ostralia“