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View Poll Results: Pronounce Graham (live in UK yay or nay!)

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  • gram (in UK)

    4 3.85%
  • gray-um (in UK)

    12 11.54%
  • gram (not in UK)

    75 72.12%
  • gray-um (not in UK)

    11 10.58%
  • other (please comment)

    2 1.92%
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  1. #16
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    It's a family surname (I'm in the US, midwest). When I'm feeling pretentious, I say Gray-um, but usually just Gram.

  2. #18
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    I say it like kilogram, and it's hard for me to imagine saying it like gray-um without sounding like I'm doing a parody of a Southern (US) debutant accent.

  3. #20
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    I'm with anotherkate--if I try to say Gray-um it sounds like I'm some Southern beauty queen about to serve sweet tea on the patio.

    I don't say it as abruptly as I say the gram in kilogram--it sounds the same, just elongated. Graaam.

  4. #22
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    Gram like Graham Crackers!
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  5. #24
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    I voted Gram (US) because it's closest to that but I agree with others that there is actually a length contrast. It's not Gray-um but it is almost Gra - um. The a in that is short, like in American cat (not sure off the top of my head what the right way to describe that is for British, ha!). I did grow up in the South so there may be an influence there. But I do say the word gram more quickly.

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