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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce "giblets"?
Soft-g - as in jib-lits 46 79.31%
Hard-g - as in Gibb-lets 12 20.69%
What are giblets? 0 0%
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:27 PM   #21
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Soft G for me. I never thought of saying it with a hard G.

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Old 11-25-2007, 03:19 PM   #22
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"Jib" for me.


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Old 11-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #23
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I pronounce thee Jib of Let
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:32 PM   #24
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My dictionary also goes for the jiblet pronunciation.

But the language does evolve, and I don't think the cut of one's jib should be manifest by how one pronounces a fowl's internal bit.
Go back many many decades and you'll find quite a few folks pronounced dungarees as dunjarees. Suspect some of that evolution might be more properly categorized as degradation. Sad example when a president of the US pronounces nuclear as nucular.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:54 AM   #25
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The online Merriam-Webster dictionary has it as being pronounced either way. My 30+ year old Webster dictionary has it as jib. Personally, I prefer the hard g.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:21 AM   #26
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I just asked the kids if they wanted gravy or not!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:58 AM   #27
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I pronounce it with a soft-g.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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I pronounce the following: giblets are Jib-lets, caramelize is care-a-mel-ize, (carmel is a town, a mountain, and a type of nun), and basil is ba-zil not bay-zil.

I speak this way because of my parents, my education, and my location. Am I right? Who cares and does it matter?
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:10 AM   #29
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Jib....from toronto, ontario, canada
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:17 AM   #30
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Raised Texan. Giblet for me. Mom says it that way. Grandmom said it that way. Great Grandmom said it that way.

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