How to pronounce "Iguana" in English correctly


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/06/how-to-pronounce-iguana-in.html


#2

This makes me amused at the thought of people getting the pronunciation wrong. A clear example of:


#3

BBQ Iguana!


#4

The iguana one was not funny, but the shenanigans video did get a laugh out of me :smiley:


#5

Brings whole new meaning to the old phrase: “The iguana in the room.”


#6

Brilliant I will never correct a non-native English speaker again!

At first reading the title I thought what about the more common similar words like Jaguar and Oregano, which Americans pronounce very differently to English people.


#7

Not exactly the wall Trump has in mind!


#8

The iguana one was funny if you didn’t know what to expect, which I didn’t. It made me laugh. The shenanigans one was just pitiful (although it made me laugh too).


#9

As I was pressing play, I was thinking "if this s a joke vid (Beschizza post, so 70/30 split…) I bet they just say ‘Lizard’ " and ended up a little disappointed that they went even further into left field…


#10

I didn’t know what to expect either but the bait-and-switch wasn’t terribly amusing. The shenanigans one i did find funny because of the lazy pronunciation *:*P


#11

I didn’t even pay attention to the poster, but once I watched… I knew it had to be @beschizza

This is actually called a garrobo by the locals, and they are not as plentiful as they once were. During lean times, they are invited to become the BBQ.


#12

How could you laugh at something @Grey_Devil has declared to be not funny? I think this makes you a bad person.


#13

Damn right :smiley:


#14

Are you saying their laughter is invalid? Are you joke-policing now?:smirk_cat:


#15

O God the meta - It burns!


#16

a met(h)ane fire?


#17

This reminded me of the joke whiskey pronunciations, but I can only find the real ones. Anyone know what I’m talking about?


#18

Well, Rob’s finally lost it.


#19

#20

Brilliant.