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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 11-24-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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How do you pronounce "giblets"?

For some reason while watching all of the cooking shows getting ready for Thanksgiving Day I began to notice a distinct difference in the pronunciation of the word giblets and was curious as to how many pronounce it with the soft-g (jib-lit) or the hard-g (like in gizzard or in the Bee Gee's surname Gibb-lets)?

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I'm of the Jib-lets variety.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #3
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"jib," like the sailing term..."lets." I've heard Emeril pronounce them "Gib," like one of the Bee Gees. Not me.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:08 PM   #4
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Gibb here.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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The dictionary says, "Jib-let" is the proper pronunciation
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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"jib," like the sailing term..."lets." I've heard Emeril pronounce them "Gib," like one of the Bee Gees. Not me.
LOL - yeah Katie - at first I just chalked it up to another "Emeralism" ... but then I noticed some other cooks/chefs pronouncing it Gib-lets, too ...and that's what got me curious about how widespread this division in pronunciation might be.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:45 PM   #7
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I pronounce it jib-lets
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:07 PM   #8
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Could it be a geographic difference?
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:11 PM   #9
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"Jib".

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Old 11-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #10
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Thanks, Lee!

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Could it be a geographic difference?
It could be Andy .... that's part of what I was curious about.

I know when I was in Massachusetts a few years ago I noticed that everyone pronounced "stir" more like "stear" ... and some other words containing "R" got special New England treatment, too ... I just don't remember all of them.
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