EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE (telophase) wrote,
EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE
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ogle/oggle/oogle

Last week's poll on the pronunciation of "ogle" was illuminating (click 'pollage' tag to see it, as DW and LJ polls are separate). I'll admit that I always thought the "oggle" pronunciation was plain old mispronunciation but I did check the online OED before posting the poll, which gave "oggle" as a secondary pronunciation. I think it called it out as primarily American, but I can't double-check as the database isn't loading for me at the moment (and with the construction in the library I have no idea where the dictionaries are currently located!).

Anyway! As it's too confusing to work up a poll (and tedious to post it separately on DW and LJ since the two systems don't crosspost polls), I'm just asking you:
how do you pronounce "ogle" and where did you pick it up?
I'm "oh-gle," to rhyme with "mogul," and most likely got it from central Texas, where I grew up.


(I still think "oggle" and "oogle" are COMPLETELY WRONG but it's a free country and you are entitled to disagree. I mean, you'll still be wrong.)

EDIT: The OED is back up for me! Yup, it says "oggle" is American:
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈəʊɡl/ , U.S. /ˈoʊɡ(ə)l/ , /ˈɑɡ(ə)l/
Although I suppose I should have added "uggle" to the poll as a fourth option!

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