It's OrP-ington. Not Orf-ington. There isn't an 'H' to make that sound

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChooksChick, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I really don't like to have pet peeves, but I DO want to help people understand correct pronunciation so you don't make yourself sound incorrect.

    orP

    not orF or orPH


    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Right!

    The spelling is also O-R-P-I-N-G-T-O-N. No f, no ph... just a hard P!
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  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    And they are NOT called Yellow Buffs!!!! That's a new term I've heard used to refer to Buff Orpingtons. Both "yellow" and "buff" are colors and sound absolutely retarded and redundant when used together.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Thanks!! I just feel awful for some very professional and informative folks when they say 'fffff' in the word.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I've never heard that, but [​IMG]
     
  6. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.....is it still okay if I say Bo?
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:We know in the chicken world what you mean when you say BO and it's not Body Odor either [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    This is an issue I battle with my whole family 24/7. . . And we don't even have Orpingtons.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Oy. Not one person would dare say it to me again if it was my family. We're a bunch of grammar nazis.
     

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