Loob , Sep 9, It is illogical, but it's "kyoopon" for me. It's the "koopon" version that sounds weird in my circle of acquaintances. I've heard both and I'm fairly sure I've said both interchangeably. I hear "kyoopon" on television and radio ads so much that I think it affects my pronunciation.
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If I were thinking about it I would say, "koopon" but I'm sure I say it many times without thinking. Actually, as I think more about it, I think my parents said, "kyoopon". Am I right in thinking that Americans pronounce Houston Hewston? If so, there's your precedent for cyewpon.
But there's the "Little Deuce Coupe " that remains stubbornly Y-less, even away from the Beach Boys' classic - we still have a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan or saloon. JulianStuart , Sep 9, Elsewhere English English. Provence, France English Ireland. It sounds like people who say 'kyoopon' are overcompensating for the common American pronunciation of 'stupid' as 'stoopid'?
Derby central England English - England. Let's compromise and say "voucher". No, actually, I say "KOOpon" and don't recall hearing the other pronunciation.
I have only heard kyoopon from American television. Also included in the Merriam-Webster as a secondary pronunciation. Not in the British dictionaries I have, even those that list American pronunciations. I can imagine someone from the West of Ireland saying kyoo-pon. As it is, I only ever say koo-pon. Pedro y La Torre , Sep 9, Sound Shift, I really like your thinking! And I apologise for being stupid with the word diphthong - I was too bothered about spelling it properly to make sure it was the right word to spell!
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Ann O'Rack , Sep 9, Belfast, Ireland English-Ireland top end. Kyoo-pon is the original and best way. That's only English though, so a Georgian-speaker would be fine saying "gvprckvni". So, blue was "blyoo" now it's "bloo" suit was "syoot" now it's "soot" tube was "tyoob" now it's "toob" coupon was "kyoopon" now it's "koopon" Therefore, "kyoopon" is the original and traditionally standard way.
Agree with panj. Coupon is a 19th century borrowing from French; and the French spelling is preserved. I would have thought that the 'original' pronunciation would be closer to the French one, which would in fact be koo , not kyoo. I think coupon is different from blue or sue. I still say syoot for suit and tyoob for tube. Pedro y La Torre , Oct 13, The way we pronounce nearly every word in English has gone through a change, are you arguing we should not accept and standardise any change that the English language has gone through?
Would you ever say the first 2? My point is, the 'original' way IMHO does not qualify as any arguement that a word should be pronounced a certain way, that that pronunciation is 'more correct'. Regarding this comment: Oct 13, Alxmrphi , Oct 13, I agree with much of what you've said, particularly the part about older vs.
I don't have a resource to discover the common pronunciation of "coupon" in Philippine English. It would be an interesting question.
As far as I can tell online it's "coo" not "kyoo". JamesM , Oct 14, I am from a small town in Texas. I say cue-pon. Borrowed words are often pronounced in novel ways in the borrowing language. JeffinHK , May 18, In my dialect of US English, this word is usually pronounced 'kyoopon', but 'koopon' is sometimes heard, as well. Pedro y La Torre , May 18, JamesM , May 18, GreenWhiteBlue , May 18, France French. I think " coupon " is one of those words that have a wide range of pronunciations throughout the U.
S and Canada, like pecan, crayon, caramel, aunt, pajamas, lawyer, bagel, salmon , etc. Oddmania , May 18, UK English - England. Back in the s, the headmistress, RP as it was c. PaulQ , May 18, Translation of coupon. Translation of coupon for Spanish Speakers. Britannica English: Translation of coupon for Arabic Speakers. What made you want to look up coupon? Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
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Examples of coupon in a Sentence Bring in this coupon for a free oil change. I'm always clipping coupons from the newspaper to use at the grocery store. The coupon is good for one free ice-cream cone. Send in this coupon for more information. Neal, miamiherald , "Some consumers said the sparkling water tasted funny.
The company took it to heart. First Known Use of coupon , in the meaning defined at sense 1. History and Etymology for coupon French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope entry 1.
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Why It Matters Coupons are one of the defining characteristics of bonds and one of the most influential on their pricing because they give investors a way to compare bonds. English Language Learners Definition of coupon. Kids Definition of coupon. History and Etymology for coupon French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut. More from Merriam-Webster on coupon Rhyming Dictionary: