For the last time, how do you pronounce “coupon”?!
Coo-pon… Never use the darn things…
^ What **Trinopus **said!
Dreadfully tinny word. But I pronounce it Coooo-pon.
Think I’ll have a bath.
I don’t use them either, but I pronounce it the way I was taught to, Cue-pon. Maybe it comes from my weird mix of yooperisms in my speech.
Que pahn is how I learned to say it, but I hear coo pahn so much now that I think I say it that way sometimes.
It’s actually a weird obsession of mine to listen to how people say it. It fascinates me.
This was one of the three big pronunciation differences I had from my mom, and she would always wince when I said it around her. COO-pon vs. KYU-pon.
The other two? Envelope and Nazi. My pronunciations: AHN-vuh-lope, NAH-tzee. Hers: IN-vul-ope, NAH-ksi.
Under normal conditions, “COO-pon.”
When I want to amuse myself, I use the Ron White pronunciation: “COO-pn.” (Explanatory YouTube link; SFW)
I pronounced “que-pon” in my head as if it was Spanish and my immediate reaction was “that’s a thing? Damn Americans destroying our language blah blah blah”.
Apologies all round.
I was raised to say it with /kju:/ but I decided I didn’t want to any more, so now I say it with /ku:/. Yod-dropping American.
cue-pon. Born and raised in southeastern Ohio.
And I was going to say that a lot of Yankees voted in this poll…
Oh, yeah, the OP.
But I would pronounce “que-pon” as “kwe-pon,” because “qu” has a “kw” sound.
I say “kyoo-pon,” but I voted “some other weird way” because I thought the same thing as amanset: “Who the hell says capon for coupon”?
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, where the normal pronunciation had /kju:/, but I decided I wasn’t bound by that. I admit I often have a weakness for spelling pronunciations (but that does not extend to often, where the t is not pronounced!) and was influenced by the spelling, which does not actually lend itself to /kju:/.
That’s why many of us use IPA.
Cue-pon. Born and raised in SE MI.
The intervening months have done nothing to make cue-pon woody and, therefore, acceptable.