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rod-the-farmer's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by rod-the-farmer

North Americans typically pronounce it as IG-WANA. It is unusual to hear IG-YOU-WANA. I suspect it is a bit like JAG-YOU-AR. West of the pond you hear mostly JAG-WAR. In rare cases you will hear that middle U pronounced by someone who owns one of those cars, and wishes to appear correct, based on the pronunciation used by the manufacturer. Personally, I just say JAG.

Far more common in N. America is a similar mis-pronunciation, of PORSH. Even among their owners. Dropping the final E sound drives me nuts.

To get the point across I say (falsely) that I own a COR-VET-EEE.

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 03:23:00 UTC | #272798