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Thread: guppy

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    How do you pronounce the word "guppy"?

    Does the first part of this word "gup-" sound like american way of pronunciation of "yup"(informal yes),"nut"...

    Or does it sound like "goofy"(Silly; ridiculous: a goofy hat),

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by thx0110; 19-Feb-2010 at 15:22.

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    Re: guppy

    For me, the U as in hut, nut, flood.

    I've never heard anyone say "goopy" to refer to the fish. Goopy (the sound on food, rude) means it has a mix of solid and liquid.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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