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Choweet
03-18-2012, 04:48 PM
...find something better to do with your life.

Seriously.

Lanark
03-18-2012, 05:33 PM
The same might be said of those who take such offense at being corrected that they feel the need to start a thread about it on an online ukulele board.

Seriously.

(I mean, if that's the most bothersome thing you've dealt with all day, I'm going to say it sounds kind of idyllic to me...)

Dan Uke
03-18-2012, 05:40 PM
The same might be said of those who take such offense at being corrected that they feel the need to start a thread about it on an online ukulele board.

Seriously.

(I mean, if that's the most bothersome thing you've dealt with all day, I'm going to say it sounds kind of idyllic to me...)

LMFAO...That's some funny stuff!!

Hippie Dribble
03-18-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm a victim of this linguistic, semantic and phonetic torment too brother and I stand with you!!! I am however an uneducated redneck and cannot accept full responsibility for my ignorance as life has been most unkind to me and I am from a poor background with non-Christian parents. oookooolaylay yoookoolaylee to-mate-a to-mart-yr let's call the whole thing off. call it what you want bro. If all that fails please call Ian Chadwick who has knowledge to burn in such matters.

It's a yookoolayleee so there :p

didgeridoo2
03-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Why don't people pronounce it the way it should be pronounced? - /toi gi tar/

southcoastukes
03-18-2012, 05:53 PM
Well, the Hawaiians do pronounce the word correctly. What few people realize is that they stole their pronunciation of this words from the Iberians. In Spanish, this word is pronounced "Oo-koo-lay-lay". The same with the other Iberian country, Portugal. And we all know the first instruments were built by these Iberian immigrants to Hawaii.

Dont let the Hawaiians act like this is their sovereign territory. My guess is that they were corrected by the Portuguese! ;)

kissing
03-18-2012, 05:58 PM
Then as usual.. it seems it's the Mainland USA to blame?

mybote
03-18-2012, 06:54 PM
Everyone has their own pronounciation. My wife pronounces it, "ohnotanotherone".

Kanaka916
03-18-2012, 07:03 PM
This topic generates a little controversy, so I am closing it. If anyone really wants to read more about it, here's some previous threads regarding the topic.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?982-How-do-YOU-pronounce-quot-ukulele-quot
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?26271-The-correct-way-%28ukulele-vs-uke%29
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?4501-Ukulele-Pronunciation
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?30719-Proper-Pronunciation-Question
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?12021-you-kulele-vs-oo-kulele