A question on pronounciation

Discussion in 'Europe' started by MichaelJ, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer

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    Do you say KI.lo.me.ter or ki.LOM.e.ter ?

    And where are you from?

    Just curious
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  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    I doubt you'll get any consesus.

    Kilo meter
    kilo gram

    etc

    There was an attempt in Canada to go metric but due the influence of our southern neighbours (our biggest trading partner) who refuse to do so the attempt turned into a mess. But along with that there was an attempt to get people to say KILO meter instead of kiLOmeter. Its a meter and there is a KILO of them. or centi ..... etc etc
    The saying it turned into a mess too along with the spelling which is quite often "metre" wtf!!!
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  3. sphyrnidus

    sphyrnidus born to ride

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    KIlo MEter
    At least in the Netherlands. The kiLOmeter is rather an Angel-Saxon pronunciation.
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  4. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    K's or Klicks, but usually I just say 'miles'!:wink::evil
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  5. Stray Dog

    Stray Dog Been here awhile

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    Klom it rrs.

    But I was dragged up, so don't take my pronunciation as anything but slang

    Dog
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  6. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    In Italy is "Chilometri" (pronounce: Kee-Lò-meh-tree)
    so to me it's ki.LOM.e.ter...
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