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Grumpy_Mike

I have been watching some Make magazine vodcasts over the last few weeks and I was appalled at how everyone appears to pronounce the word "solder". As I have been very close to solder over much of my life it has a special attraction for me.

So it appears that, some at least, of our American Cousins pronounce the word as "sod-er" as opposed to the correct  ;)  "sole - der"

How do you pronounce it?

As Churchill said:-
"Two peoples separated by a common language"


Grumpy_Mike

Excellent, I didn't think of looking that up in that way.  :)

You see to an English ear it does sound more like "sod her" which is what many a disappointed lad says at the end of an unsuccessful night on the pull.

bHogan

#3
Jun 17, 2009, 09:18 pm Last Edit: Jun 17, 2009, 09:21 pm by BroHogan Reason: 1
Good thing your not also very close to aluminium.  ;)
http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/aluminium.htm

And I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who made your quote. True nonetheless.
"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom."
~ Clifford Stoll

RuggedCircuits

"Solder" rhymes with "fodder" and "film" has only one syllable ;)

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John_Ryan

"Sold Ah", thats how its said down under .. mate = )

Kitep

#7
Jun 18, 2009, 03:20 am Last Edit: Jun 18, 2009, 03:20 am by Kitep Reason: 1
solder/fodder  - and yes, I'm American


Coding Badly

#8
Jun 18, 2009, 03:23 am Last Edit: Jun 18, 2009, 03:25 am by bcook Reason: 1
Yal aren't from round here, are ya?  Yal sound like a bunch of dam yankees.  The word is pronounced saw-da.

Lovingly from Texas,
Brian

trialex

Why do people think it's a silent "L" ????

sol-der


bHogan

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Why do people think it's a silent "L" ????

Gee, I don't know . . . "talk," "walk," "half,", "calf"
Maybe we should ask the Colonel?
"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom."
~ Clifford Stoll

ziplock

I say "saw-der" when saying "soldering iron" but I say "sold-er" when saying "solder". I was raised in the south, so I say it like "saw-der" more often, though.

retrolefty

You should hear how I pronounce it when I solder with my shorts on and a fleck lands on my leg  ;)

Lefty

condemned

Sold-er. How else would you pronounce "Sold" ?!

<Condemned wanders off to have a nice cup of tea>

Mike Mc


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