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09-13-2019 05:52 AM - edited 09-13-2019 12:13 PM
I think she's the one that says jewel...lery instead of jewel...ry.
Both pronouncations of jewelry are correct.
You're right, @CARMIE! There's a discussion about this word in another thread, too. I'll add the same info I posted there in case it's helpful.
The pronunciation of the word "jewelry" is one that comes up pretty often on the forums.
There are 2 accepted pronunciations even though most of us might be accustomed to hearing "jew-ul-ree" or "jool-ree" instead of "jew-la-ree."
You can hear them at this link to the Oxford University Press, the first one British English and the second one North American English.
If we listen to the recorded video presentations by some of the designers including Louis Dell'Olio, Stephen Dweck, and our dear Joan Rivers, they use the 2nd pronunciation, "jew-la-ree."
I understand, though, that we're probably more personally attuned to our own certain way of articulating the word.
09-13-2019 06:49 AM
As others have said, it's a French word and a co workers' FIL was french and his favorite drink was cognac and when he pronounced it was more like cony because of the gutteral c and the way the n was pronounced.
Such a silly thing to complain about!! I can't imagine anyone could have a show ruined by what she saw as a mispronounciation. It must be sheer torture for those who take such offense at pronounciations that they think are incorrect to function in day to day life!! I wonder if they correct "offenders" to their face when out in public. Who cares as long as you know what is meant!! ?
09-13-2019 06:55 AM - edited 09-13-2019 06:59 AM
I was taught not to correct people in front of others. It was said "not to be polite and not etiquette". Yes, good grammar can take you places. I understand that. To me, in a situation like this, where one word was mispronounced, etiquette becomes more important. I read somewhere that mastering etiquette is perhaps better than mastering grammar. I agreed with that statement.
Personally, it does not bother me if a friend or relative corrects me. It does bother me to see people corrected by complete strangers for all the world to see.
09-13-2019 07:17 AM
This post has been removed by QVC because it is unkind to our host.
09-13-2019 08:37 AM
If how people pronounce words bothers some, why not just turn off the tv so you are not aggravated anymore?
Or, here’s a thought, a professional could learn to pronounce words correctly.
09-13-2019 10:17 AM
Come on there are some French words that are so common everyone should know what the right pronunciation is especially if they are on a public show.
How about parfait. Would you be happy with parfit?
How about faux pas? Would you be happy with fox pass?
The last thing QVC wants you to do is change the station.
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