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Old 08-05-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I feel as though recently there has been an explosion of being given the option to add poutine as a side in major fast food institutions like McDonald's or Burger King, etc. The promotional ads for many of these pronounce it like 'pou TEEN' with huge emphasis on the latter syllable, and really driving home the soft 'e' sound.

I'm perfectly aware there's differences among how people pronounce the word, but these have been the only instances where I actually take notice of how weird it sounds and I cringe and seize up for a moment each time. Seriously.

Just wondering if this drives anyone else nuts?
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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pronounce it like 'pou TEEN' with huge emphasis on the latter syllable, and really driving home the soft 'e' sound.
Didn't you mean to say that they're driving home the hard "e" sound?

I hadn't given it any thought. I've always pronounced it 'pou TEEN' as I thought that was the correct way to pronounce it.

How do YOU pronounce it?

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Old 08-05-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I pronounce it pou TIN .
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I pronounce it pou TIN .
Yeah, same.

The other normal ways I hear it are 'pou-tsin' (francophones, often) and 'pouteen' - no emphasis on the last part, said quickly.

These commercial freaks seem to do it like 'pou TEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!กกกกกกก'.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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Just dont pronounce it Putan. i usually go with the putin pronunciation.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Just dont pronounce it Putan. i usually go with the putin pronunciation.
I did once. Back in Montreal in 1992. I had never heard of this heart attack on a plate. I was with a friend from Montreal and I ordered it. The girl behind the counter...well, she just smile.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I pronounce it putang.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Not sure I would say pre-made Fast Food poutine can beat walk-in, Dine-in Restaurant or local Pub/Bar made to order Poutine though.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Get in line. People saying "I could care less" is far more irritating.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Get in line. People saying "I could care less" is far more irritating.
Agreed.

At any rate, there are now two items of Canadian culture that I cannot stand: the Bloody Caesar and poutine. Well, maybe three, but Gino Vanelli isn't doing much anymore.
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