How do you pronounce Leghorn?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantimna, May 18, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it Leghern or Loghorn?
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    depends on where you live [​IMG] around here they are legerns
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say leg-horns, with two syllables.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Bants, I'm not answerin' until you 'fess up how to pronouce "Bantimna"!
     
  5. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say leg-horn also, but i also get looked at weird sometimes..
     
  6. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I follow the wisdom of Warner Brothers.

    It's Foghorn Leg--Horn.

    "Are ya listening boy? I say, are you listening. (That) boy is about as sharp as a cue ball" -- Foghorn Leghorn
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The folks that I've been around in my life that actually knows what a "Leghorn" is (not cartoon characters) have always pronounced it "Leggern."

    Which is closer to "Ligurian", the area where the breed is thought to have orginated from, than "Leg-horn."
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A.T. Hagan :

    The folks that I've been around in my life that actually knows what a "Leghorn" is (not cartoon characters) have always pronounced it "Leggern."

    Which is closer to "Ligurian", the area where the breed is thought to have orginated from, than "Leg-horn."

    Having lived in the South my whole life I've always heard it pronounced leggern.​
     
  9. CityGirlgoneCountryChick

    CityGirlgoneCountryChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have caught myself saying it both ways. I think it's Leg Horn, but I say Legern when I am talking about them to my husband. Then again I grew up in the city and moved to the country, I have also caught my self saying waaash instead of wash.[​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:OT - I spell/pronounce wash with an R as in warsh.
    I moved to Arkansas from NC. It drives my DH bonkers that I say arn (iron) tar (tire) and far (fire). As in, I needed a tar arn to get my stuff out of the car after it caught far. [​IMG]
     
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