What's with people pronouncing the name Smith as "Smiff", even when it's their own name?
- ???Lv 66 years agoFavorite Answer
It's a feature of certain accents. The 'th' in words like "think", "south", etc. gets pronounced as 'f'. The 'th' in "then" or "bother" may be pronounced as 'd' or 'v' too.
I've heard people with Cantonese accents do the 'th' -> 'f' thing, as well as people from London, England. It apparently affects both native and non-native accents.
- barbara vLv 76 years ago
Well, there still are uneducated people who use such pronunciations.
They also say "Muv ver" instead of Mother