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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, 02:27 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, 04:19 PM   #22
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"Jib" for me.

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Old 11-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #23
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I pronounce thee Jib of Let
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:32 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, 02:54 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, 07:21 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, 08:58 AM   #27
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I pronounce it with a soft-g.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:53 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, 12:10 PM   #29
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Jib....from toronto, ontario, canada
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:17 PM   #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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Old 11-27-2007, 01:25 PM   #31
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this is a weird one for me.

my first response is to say that i pronounce it "jiblets", but when i actually read the word, i tend to say "giblet", probably because of seeing the letter "g".

i've noticed my wife also interchanges them, such as when we're talking about picking up cans of cat food. they like turkey and giblets, umm, jiblets.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:53 PM   #32
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I think I am guilty of using both...but I voted soft-g....jiblets
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:55 PM   #33
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i've noticed my wife also interchanges them, such as when we're talking about picking up cans of cat food. they like turkey and giblets, umm, jiblets.
Buy tuna. No problem then!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:46 PM   #34
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JIB let for me.

But... I'd like to hear someone order a Vodka Gymlette.

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