British pronounciation please

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    Apr 04, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    "Air Chief Marshal Sir Graham Eric Stirrup, GCB, AFC, DSc, FRAeS FCMI RAF (born 4 December 1949), commonly known as Sir Jock Stirrup,..."

    How is his last name pronounced?
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    Apr 04, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    St-erop, this is how i would pronounce it...

    or stirep, i would not say UP in the end.like Stirr Up

    then again, i was taught under the american educational system with teachers that pronounce things the way the british do, and all the english broadcasting stations in lebanon are hosted by british speakers, so i get used to it..

    my teacher insisted on correcting me when i said herbs with an H that the H is silent, i argued with him, he didnt like that...

    my friend thinks its funny how i say youtube...most guys say toob...i pronounce the U..like you tyube
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    Apr 04, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    At first my eyes misread the title of this thread as "Bush pronunciation please".

    Not that I could have offered much help.
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    Apr 04, 2008 5:57 AM GMT
    Steerup like? Or like Syrup !
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    Apr 04, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    Swallow your vowels.
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    Apr 04, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    Try saying Worcestershire.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 04, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Worstershire
  • geoffrey

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    Apr 04, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    Stirrup as in the horse riding tack.... im British. Sti Rup only one R is used
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    Apr 04, 2008 9:30 AM GMT
    Pronunciation! icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 04, 2008 11:21 AM GMT
    I was once instructed that the proper British pronunciation of the surname "Featherstonehaugh" is...........

    ....."Fuff".

    Gotta love them wacky Brits.
  • geoffrey

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    Apr 04, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    NO sedative 14 icon_biggrin.gif. I meant it is pronounced like the horse riding stirup lol.
  • Salubrious

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    Apr 04, 2008 12:09 PM GMT
    Moudi saidSt-erop, this is how i would pronounce it...


    icon_eek.gif What happened to the first syllable? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 04, 2008 12:36 PM GMT
    geoffrey saidNO sedative 14 icon_biggrin.gif. I meant it is pronounced like the horse riding stirup lol.


    No, I meant Caslon misspelled it in the heading. icon_wink.gif Doom and cataclysmic repercussions follow... the Spelling Nazis are coming! icon_eek.gif Run!

    erm... *practices Heil Vebsters*

    I'm guessing it's pronounced exactly as it's spelled. With schwas for the vowels. icon_razz.gif

    Apparently they have a family crest:

    http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/sturrup-family-crest.htm
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    Apr 04, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    Salubrious said[quote][cite]Moudi said[/cite]St-erop, this is how i would pronounce it...


    icon_eek.gif What happened to the first syllable? icon_razz.gif[/quote]



    its there icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 04, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    Sedative14 saidPronunciation! icon_razz.gif



    precisely!