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Old 07-11-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I tried to find videos but full episodes are really hard to find on Youtube lol. But I remember he said it to Plankton in the episode where they try to start a rock band together, the episode was Krabby Road.

But then in other episodes he says it the other way like when he works for Plankton and sings the song greasy spoon. And in another one where his spatula is broke and he gets a French replacement, the French character says greazy but that was because they wanted him to sound foreign and snooty. Lol, I'm 20 years old but I still watch Spongebob like everyday.
My daughter will be 20 in August--I was going to ask her about it because she loves Spongebob too.

But don't worry--years ago, my younger brother, who had a girlfriend with a child started telling me about this really cool new cartoon that he loved watching with the kid, called Spongebob Squarepants. That was probably twelve years ago, and my brother is now 44, so he started watching it in his mid-thirties. A couple of years after that, I started seeing all the backpacks and other Spongebob stuff popping up all over, and my daughter was watching it every day!
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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NJ:

greesy
coo-pon (Q-Pon drives me nuts)
pen
wash
I did have the "Brender" issue, but no longer!
yore, hour and eye'm
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't know where else in the US people speak that way, but I do know that in the New York metropolitan area, Long Island gets the nod! If you listen to Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Wedding," he clearly tells the story of Brender and Eddie.
and of course that's how I sing it - "Brender", not "Brenda"!! LOL
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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Coopins!
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Zionsville, Indiana
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Let's see... Lived in Indiana my entire life...

Greasy
Koo-pons (Where do you get the Q sound?)
Pen
Wash
Yore
Hour
Eye'm
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC... for now.
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Just kidding. It's a Ron White bit.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Koo-pons (Where do you get the Q sound?)
I think I've always said cyoo-pon, not that it makes sense, but someone on another forum pointed out that Houston is pronounced as hyooston and not hooston, so I guess there is a precedent.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Do you make "singer" and "finger" rhyme?
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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^How would they be pronounced differently?

I pronounce "our" usually like "are," but my parents' generation in my area mostly pronounces it like "aah-r," with the "aah" being the vowel in the word "bat." And then you just add an r to it at the end.

Also, yore, eye'm, coupons can go either way, and wahsh (not warsh OR wawsh), pen, and greasy.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:31 AM
 
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I think I've always said cyoo-pon, not that it makes sense, but someone on another forum pointed out that Houston is pronounced as hyooston and not hooston, so I guess there is a precedent.
...but if you are in Manhattan on Houston Street, you are on HOWston Street!

We always said Q-pon when I was growing up. Now I switch back and forth depending on what I hear other people say.

According to Dictionary.com, it is pronounced both ways, with the "koo-" version listed first, and there is this pronounciation note:

Pronunciation note
Coupon, related to cope and coup, is of French origin. It has developed an American pronunciation variant  /[SIZE=3]ˈkyupɒn[/SIZE]/ Show Spelled[kyoo-pon] Show IPA with an unhistorical y -sound not justified by the spelling. This pronunciation is used by educated speakers and is well-established as perfectly standard, although it is sometimes criticized.
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