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#1 aliciasjoy

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:58 PM

I've always said it with a short a, like General Patton, but my friend recently said it with a long a, like Payton. She said she was sure I must be right, but I told her I had no idea if I was and had nothing to back up my pronunciation.

I searched the threads to see if anyone else had wondered, because I remember the "skane/skeen" discussion thread and also the "bookle/booclay" one, but couldn't find anything. Can anyone tell me the proper pronunciation so my friend and I can start saying it the same way?



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Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:15 PM

I just called an 800 number on their site, and the person on voice mail pronounced it as "pay-ton". I guess I've been saying it wrong! :cheer
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:48 PM

I have been saying it wrong also! :eek (I like our way better!!):yes

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:53 PM

Me too! I wonder if they realize the number of people who mispronounce their name:think (or maybe it's just us three).
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:17 PM

no, I've always mispronounced it too. Thanks for setting the record straight

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:18 PM

Well I've always pronounced it "Patton" I guess I thought if it was "Pay-Ton" it would have beed spelled Peyton, like "Peyton Place"

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:59 PM

We Brits do not always follow logical spelling conventions. :lol

I wouldn't pronounce it with a short "a" unless there were two t's, as in the General.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:30 AM

I just called an 800 number on their site, and the person on voice mail pronounced it as "pay-ton". I guess I've been saying it wrong! :cheer


Now that was a smart idea! I've been saying it wrong too. Oops. Gee, maybe it's time to call Bernet too. :lol
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:48 AM

maybe it's time to call Bernet too.

:lol :lol :lol

I'm another one who's been pronouncing it wrong. Now it'll be hard to switch over!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:00 AM

no, I've always mispronounced it too. Thanks for setting the record straight

Me, too.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:14 AM

Gee I've been saying wrong for years, but that's okay, this great group of ladies here were saying it wrong also.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:42 AM

Gee, maybe it's time to call Bernet too. :lol


Just called them up! It's the same number as the one for Patons. They pronounced it "ber-nat". At least we've been right on this one :yes

ETA: Oops! I guess I should have said that "at least I've been saying that one right!"
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:09 AM

Well -:blush I have been mispronouncing it too!

I think they should change to our way, after all... the customer is always right! LOL!:lol
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:30 AM

Nightowl, our "english" rules would also dictate that it would have to be spelled Patton to be pronounced as such, and yet, I have been pronouncing it that way as well for all these years. I guess I'm not very good at following rules.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:20 PM

:cheer I have been using Patons yarns for more than 50yrs and it was always pronounced Paytons, like Peyton Place.
Now, that takes you back doesnt it!
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:38 PM

Well I've always pronounced it "Patton" I guess I thought if it was "Pay-Ton" it would have beed spelled Peyton, like "Peyton Place"

Same here.
The online dictionary says "Peyton" click the red sound icon to here it:

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/paton

They pronounced it "ber-nat". At least we've been right on this one

Really? Ber nat? Sounding like mat?
If so I'm wrong on that one, too. I say Ber neigh sounding like sleigh.


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:18 PM

since we are on the subject......I don't think I pronounce "boucle" correct either!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:38 PM

I've always said "Ber neigh" for Bernat (I thougt it was French) and as for boucle I've always pronounced it "bu- clay" since it is a French word.
But of course this is all said with a very Southern Accent so I'm sure it still souds funny even if I do pronounce it right!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:49 PM

I just called an 800 number on their site, and the person on voice mail pronounced it as "pay-ton". I guess I've been saying it wrong! :cheer


You are kidding me! I always pronounced it like "patton", except one time in a LYS, I said "peyton" for no good reason. The store lady then called it "patton", so I figured that must be the correct pronunciation.

Thanks for setting me straight!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:40 PM

Just called them up! It's the same number as the one for Patons. They pronounced it "ber-nat". At least we've been right on this one :yes

ETA: Oops! I guess I should have said that "at least I've been saying that one right!"


ha! I've been pernouncing Patons wrong, also---this lady in town always says pay-tons, and I always say pat-tons; we've been having this little silent battle of wills. :)

It's strange because I've thought about this for awhile, and I know the rules of American English say it should be pronounced the way it is, but I just hate the sound of the correct pronunciation. ::shrug::

I had a craft store lady in Grand Forks, ND actually SNAP at me after I said Ber-nat (like mat)--"It's pernounced BER-NAY!" I feel much better knowing I was right---she thought I was sooooo stupid.

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