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How do you pronounce "Chivas Regal"?


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Jan. 9th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Sheevas Regal.
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
With the proviso that I'm an uncultured Yank, I pronounce it "Shiv-ass Ree-gal."
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
SHIV-ass regAL. How do you get those phonetic letters I've seen you use?

But: any way you like, as long as you don't expect me to drink the stuff. :-)
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
How do you get those phonetic letters I've seen you use?

Usually I cut-n-paste from Wikipedia!
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Jan. 9th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
Uhm, "Lagavulin"? *wink*

Crazy(and stirring it - I hope I duck away quickly enough to avoid two attackers! *wink*)Soph
Jan. 9th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
Seconded. Or "Leap-frog".
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
I haven't the slightest clue, but that is an amazing tag.
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
shiv-ass ree-gul

You should listen to me, because I hold a diploma from bartending school.

...I don't think I've ever gotten to say or write that sentence before.
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
That's how I'd say it too, however, I have no such qualification to back me up.
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
Wrongly, I imagine.

There is a saying that if you put two scousers in a room you'll get three opinions. I also contend that you'll get three pronunciations of the word, "crudité" as well as a lot of sniggering. Chivas Regal would probably end up as "give us a bottle of that Shivvy, queen."
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
I like your answer - or Lap-frog
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
Chivas as if it were Spanish. Regal as if it were English. (Unless I'm speaking Italian, in which case Regal is REH-gal). In fact, I don't think I've ever had occasion to mention this while speaking English, but the brand was quite popular (and posh) in Italy when I lived there, so I'm sure that's where my non-standard pronunciation of "Chivas" comes from...
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Seconded. Though I end up sounding a bit Cuban. ;-)
Jan. 9th, 2008 09:48 am (UTC)
she vas ray gal
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
I try not to. It belongs in the world of Dunhill cigarettes and Campari sodas and silk scarves with pictures of horses on them and leather driving gloves. Islay single malt for me, please.
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Tchee-vas Reh-gal.

But then I am an uncultured ignoramus, whose boss pulled her up the other day for mispronouncing Nike.
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
The "ch" voiced as in "sh", and all four consonants equally stressed and equally timed after the French fashion, rather than stressed as in English. Otherwise pronounced as in English, so the "s" is pronounced rather than silent, and the "e" follows the English pronuncuation.

It's probably wrong.
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
The way Tom Waits pronounces it in "Downtown", on the album Heartattack and Vine.
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
I don't; I don't drink blends.
Jan. 9th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
shev us ree gul

But I are an uncultured colonial. I don't drink it either. I also drink Lagavulin. For preference. Almost any of the other Islays if it isn't available, As it so often isn't.

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