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    Dear teachers...

    Is there any difference in pronunciation between can't and cunt (in the UK, for example)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    Is there any difference in pronunciation between can't and cunt (in the UK, for example)?

    Thanks
    Yes there is. "Can't" has a longer /a/ sound, as in park, cart (without an /r/). "Cunt" has a very short sound as in cup, but. These words are well distinguished in all forms of English I know, for obvious reasons.

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