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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 11-24-2007, 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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Old 11-24-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-24-2007, 10:50 PM   #11
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Folks around here tend to leave out the 'r' sound. "Pahk the cah in Hahvud yahd." is the classic example. There are, of course, many others. It is also common to add an 'r' to words that don't end with one.

BTW, I say, "stir", not "stear". Also, ahnt, not ant to refer to a parent's female sibling.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:02 PM   #12
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Hey, I think I grew up hearing it both ways for what ever reason. I lean towards gib-lets... but I NEVER liked giblet gravy... NEVER!!! Hubby says giblets too and he is from Indiana, but has been severly Texan-ized!
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:41 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:22 AM   #14
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never ever heard it said "Gibb!" how odd!
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:50 AM   #15
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My kids joke with me about adding r's to words that do not have one. I guess I always say "idear" instead of idea. Oh well.

Another word that has different pronunciations is gnocchi.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:47 AM   #16
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Definitely jib but with a southern drawl y'all - jeeab for real :)
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #17
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I'm still not sure what I use... since this question has been posed, I'm confused now! LOL! I keep trying to catch myself off guard and figure out what I call these things!
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Jib Jib Jib, Job Job Job.

Jij you know I was a boy scout?
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #19
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I pronounce it like gibb.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:12 PM   #20
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Jib is the only way I've ever heard it.
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