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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  smiley-wink  "sole - der"

How do you pronounce it?

As Churchill said:-
"Two peoples separated by a common language"
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/En-us-solder.ogg
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 :o http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/En-uk-solder.ogg[/edit]
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Excellent, I didn't think of looking that up in that way.  smiley

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.
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Good thing your not also very close to aluminium.  smiley-wink
http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/aluminium.htm

And I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who made your quote. True nonetheless.
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"Solder" rhymes with "fodder" and "film" has only one syllable smiley-wink
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i say "löten"
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"Sold Ah", thats how its said down under .. mate = )
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solder/fodder  - and yes, I'm American

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Yal aren't from round here, are ya?  Yal sound like a bunch of dam yankees.  The word is pronounced saw-da.

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

sol-der

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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?
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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.
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You should hear how I pronounce it when I solder with my shorts on and a fleck lands on my leg  smiley-wink

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

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