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  1. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

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    TIL that "Aaron" and "Erin" are pronounced differently outside of the U.S.
     
  2. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I learned that, too. Also that some people are awfully poor losers and winners.

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  3. RoJoHen

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    They are, huh? Weird.
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    TIL that Facebook isn't exactly the best thing to read after a presidential election.
     
  5. RoJoHen

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    TIL that the girl I like also likes me! Huzzah!
     
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    Wo-hoo! :bolian:
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    Nice, RoJo! Good luck! :techman:
     
  8. B.J.

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    I say them different too, but it's a *very* slight difference.
     
  9. lurok

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  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I believe some differing accents WITHIN the U.S. also pronounce those names differently. Similar to how some accents pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same, and some don't.
     
  11. Sector 7

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  12. thestrangequark

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    I'm US born and raised and I say them differently...one starts with an e sound and one starts with an a sound. Do some people pronounce them as homonyms?
     
  13. RoJoHen

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    They both start with an A sound where I'm from.
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    In my part of the state of Virginia "Aaron" and "Erin" sound pretty much the same due to the local accents. I have to admit that even though I don't have a particularly strong and pronounced Southern accent I have enough of one that when I say both names they sound very much alike unless I stress the "o" in Aaron and pronounce the name "Air-ON."

    Most Aarons I've known during the course of my life pronounced their names like Erin.
     
  15. thestrangequark

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    I had to sit here stupidly saying, "Aaron, Erin, Aaron, Erin," but I definitely pronounce both the first vowel sound and second vowel sound differently in those two names. The difference is subtle, but it's there. And one pronunciation definitely sounds like a boys' name to me and the other definitely sounds like a girls'! -- That'd be 18 years of a Seattle accent and 11 years of a NYC accent, don't know which is responsible.
     
  16. Sector 7

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    Where I live, both are pronounced exactly the same. I do admit, though, when I sat here pronouncing both... I noticed the RON of Aaron and RIN of Erin were pronounced slightly different.
     
  17. Yoda

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    Boo! Erin and Aaron mos' def pronounced the same way, therefore, TIL some people do things horribly horribly wrong. Wait, knew that already.
     
  18. Tora Ziyal

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    Yup, short a (like in apple) and short e (elephant). With a North Jersey / Maryland accent.
     
  19. lurok

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    I've only heard three pronunciations: air-on, a-ron and eh-rin.
     
  20. 6079SmithW

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    See, I've always pronounced both as "air-in".
     

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