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Panda asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

How do Britain/English people pronounce "@$$"?

My friends and I have these little "Deal or No Deal" games. Do they pronounce it like saying "ask" except without the 'k' or do they pronounce it like Americans and other countries who pronounce "@$$" as S?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Two separate words.

    A.r.s.e - British slang meaning the buttocks, pronounced with a long "a", like "ask" without the k, or to rhyme with "farce".

    A.s.s - American slang also meaning the butttocks, pronounced both in the US and Britain with a short "a", as in "cap".

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  • 9 years ago

    The British say "a Rse" unless you're talking about a donkey.

    I don't know anybody who pronounces it like S. I pronounce it they way you described, as having the same vowel as "ask".

    Source(s): Eastern US.
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  • RAY G
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    It depends on whether you speak a non-rhotic or rhotic dialect (see right-hand map here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhotic_and_non-rhotic... ).

    Southern non-rhotic speakers - such as those speaking "RP" (Received Pronunciation - the London/South-East middle-class accent) - pronounce it as "aaasss".

    Rhotic speakers (typically in South-West England) pronounce it "arce" (i.e. with the "r" pronounced).

    Northern English speakers pronounce it as rhyming with "mass".

    Source(s): Native UK English speaker
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  • 9 years ago

    i would pronounce it to rhyme with mass if I were to say ****, it would rhyme with farce.

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  • 9 years ago

    Say it just how it looks... ask without the k works too

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Frequently as if it had an r as the second letter.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's ask without the k haha. I hope this helped :)

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  • 9 years ago

    Like the animal between horse, ***, and mule.

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  • RE
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    @rse, to rhyme with farce, which censoring it certainly is

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  • 9 years ago

    i say it with a s

    hope i helped ^_^

    Source(s): i'm english/ british
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