View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce "ukulele"?

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  • It's "yoo-keh lay-lee".

    75 36.41%
  • It's "oo-koo leh-leh".

    131 63.59%
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Thread: How do YOU pronounce "ukulele"?

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    Default How do YOU pronounce "ukulele"?

    This is meant as a fun poll, but it should be interesting. I chose the two most common pronunciations.

    How do YOU (vous, usted, Sie, anata et cetera) pronounce "ukulele"?
    Last edited by ChiyoDad; 02-27-2008 at 05:48 PM.

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    youz a loser if you dont pronouce it oo-koo leh-leh

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    When I first got a uke i pronounced it you-koo-leh-leh, Now I know better hahaha

    So is this the proper way of saying stuff?
    uke = yook
    ukulele = ooh-koo-leh-leh

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    "yoo-keh lay-lee" is just slaughtering the word. (No offense if you do say it like that...but you should probably make the switch.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davoomac View Post
    So is this the proper way of saying stuff?
    uke = yook
    ukulele = ooh-koo-leh-leh
    For me: uke = ook

    "I say 'an uke'. You say 'a uke'. I say 'an ukulele'. You say 'a ukulele'. Let's call the whole thing off!"
    Last edited by ChiyoDad; 02-27-2008 at 05:47 PM.

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    ookoolaylie for me, usually poeple don't know what i'm talking about tho round my parts. but when i abbreviate it to uke. i say yuke. which i should get outta the habit of jus saying that, cuz if i do say ook. they'll be like wat da eff?
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    people who don't play the uke can it a you-kah-lay-lee

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    its weird, i call it an ook-koo-leh-leh but i say yook for just uke. but i have been trying to get myself to pronounce it ook lol

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    i jus ask my wife "eh, try go grab me da dakine." an she knows exactly wat I mean. if I gotta say um, only one way ... oo ku le le.

    P.S. Not to mess up dis tread (but I goin do um anywayz) a similar ting, how you guys say karaoke? since i stay ontop da mainland now I stay so amazed how much ways people stay mess dis one up ... how hard is ka-ra-o-ke? not ka-ree-oo-kee o wateva dey say ... sigh.
    If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by experimentjon View Post
    "yoo-keh lay-lee" is just slaughtering the word. (No offense if you do say it like that...but you should probably make the switch.)
    haha, it's kinnda the same as when Connan O'Brian said Jake Shimabukuroo"

    I say it the correct Hawaiian way, ( wife wife taught me how to say it she is from Hawai'i )

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