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#33406 - 01/16/01 10:19 PM Pronunciation.
fireball Offline
How DO you pronounce Ambergris? the dictionary says:
am·ber·gris [ámbr gris , ámbr grees ]
Somewhere on an Ambergris web site, I read that it was am-BUR-gris with the emphasis on BUR. I have heard people not say the final "s". I know, I know after I have a couple of those Belikens I keep reading about, I won't care how it is said. But right now ,sitting in the cold and snow, I want to tell people where I am going next week. Thanks.

#33407 - 01/17/01 01:00 AM Re: Pronunciation.
I think we went through this a while back...just tell them you're going to "A Hellva of a Lot of Fun Caye". That would be a reasonably accurate pronunciation of Ambergirs Caye. (It is appropiate to use either "official" pronouncements. No one will care)

#33408 - 01/17/01 01:52 AM Re: Pronunciation.
rickcheri Offline
to us it is pronounced just liked it's spelled...Ambergris Caye [key] it flows lol i believe it means "whale blubber"!

#33409 - 01/17/01 02:24 AM Re: Pronunciation.
Parrothead Offline
Actually it's the part of whale excrement that was used in perfume.

#33410 - 01/17/01 02:31 AM Re: Pronunciation.
Marty Offline
I've had people swear to two pronunciations:
Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key

#33411 - 01/17/01 04:46 AM Re: Pronunciation.
SP Daily Offline
Used to be "Am-burr-griss Caye", but now its "Temptation Island"!

#33412 - 01/17/01 04:52 AM Re: Pronunciation.
frantzrickcheri@email.msn Offline
no way..not "Temptation Island" it's soooo cheesy! love the fact that it's AC, it will always and in all ways be AC!

#33413 - 01/17/01 06:46 AM Re: Pronunciation.
Jen O Offline
So where in the snow, I am also freezin my a** off and am going down shortly?

#33414 - 01/17/01 10:47 AM Re: Pronunciation.
Barefoot Skinny Offline
As I sometimes say in one of my 'True Stories' songs,"It's like Hambergers without the "H". Maybe that's why they chose us for Temp Island. Raw meat! ...or cooked depending on how much sun you got.

[This message has been edited by Barefoot Skinny (edited 01-17-2001).]
PS. Find out what I'm up to at www.broadjam.com/barefootskinny

Your's not in the Caye of "A"

#33415 - 01/17/01 04:34 PM Re: Pronunciation.
fireball Offline
Thanks for the info - I kind of like the hambugers answer. Jen O,I am in Iowa.Where are you?


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