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Pronunciation. #33406
01/16/01 04:19 PM
01/16/01 04:19 PM
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fireball Offline OP
fireball  Offline OP
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.

Re: Pronunciation. #33407
01/16/01 07:00 PM
01/16/01 07:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,419
Some times there, some times h...
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)

Re: Pronunciation. #33408
01/16/01 07:52 PM
01/16/01 07:52 PM
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Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
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to us it is pronounced just liked it's spelled...Ambergris Caye [key] it flows lol i believe it means "whale blubber"!

Re: Pronunciation. #33409
01/16/01 08:24 PM
01/16/01 08:24 PM
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Posts: 52
San Antonio, TX, USA
Parrothead Offline
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Actually it's the part of whale excrement that was used in perfume.

Re: Pronunciation. #33410
01/16/01 08:31 PM
01/16/01 08:31 PM
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Posts: 80,490
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

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I've had people swear to two pronunciations:
Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key

Re: Pronunciation. #33411
01/16/01 10:46 PM
01/16/01 10:46 PM
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SP Daily Offline
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Used to be "Am-burr-griss Caye", but now its "Temptation Island"!

Re: Pronunciation. #33412
01/16/01 10:52 PM
01/16/01 10:52 PM
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ft. worth, texas
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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!

Re: Pronunciation. #33413
01/17/01 12:46 AM
01/17/01 12:46 AM
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Posts: 16
Burnsville, Minnesota USA
Jen O Offline
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So where in the snow, I am also freezin my a** off and am going down shortly?

Re: Pronunciation. #33414
01/17/01 04:47 AM
01/17/01 04:47 AM
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Barefoot Skinny Offline
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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).]

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Your's not in the Caye of "A"
Re: Pronunciation. #33415
01/17/01 10:34 AM
01/17/01 10:34 AM
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fireball Offline OP
fireball  Offline OP
Thanks for the info - I kind of like the hambugers answer. Jen O,I am in Iowa.Where are you?

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