Mister Spock said, "Picking up daBREE on the scanner!", but that's OK cos he's an American Vulcan! :-D
Bill Turnbull, OTOH, IMHO, is an English twirp (or twerp!) who should know better!
Nick
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Mister Spock said, "Picking up daBREE on the scanner!", but that's OK cos he's an American Vulcan! :-D

Yes, it is American English. American English tends to stress the second syllable. Of course there are exceptions, and words like "compress" are stressed differently depending on whether the word is used as a noun or verb.
I have no idea how a Brit would pronounce "debris".

GFH
Mister Spock said, "Picking up daBREE on the scanner!", but that's OK cos he's an American Vulcan! :-D

Yes, it is American English. American English tends to stress the second syllable. Of course there are exceptions, and words ... whether the word is used as a noun or verb. I have no idea how a Brit would pronounce "debris".

~
DAYbree or DEBree, I would say! :-)
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Yes, it is American English. American English tends to stress ... I have no idea how a Brit would pronounce "debris".

~ DAYbree or DEBree, I would say! :-)

Second for me.
Mike

M.J.Powell
~ DAYbree or DEBree, I would say! :-)

Second for me.

Third for me.
However, before Turnbull retired to the narrow confines of the Breakfast TV sofa he was an international reporter for the BBC. As such he would have been aware of the varied pronunciations of words, and might well have been encouraged to use those pronunciations which would be most readily understood world-wide. The BBC does not broadcast to just the UK.
(I rarely watch breakfast time TV. It seems to weaken the effect of the anti-hypertensive pills that I need to take.)

Peter Duncanson
UK (posting from a.e.u)
Third for me. However, before Turnbull retired to the narrow confines of the Breakfast TV sofa he was an international ... watch breakfast time TV. It seems to weaken the effect of the anti-hypertensive pills that I need to take.) ~

I only had a brief snatch of pretty Hussein - good time to watch tapes, IMHO! :-)
Nick
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On 3 Jan 2006 05:29:48 -0800, in alt.english.usage "Nick" (Email Removed) scrivened:
Mister Spock said, "Picking up daBREE on the scanner!", but that's OK cos he's an American Vulcan! :-D Bill Turnbull, OTOH, IMHO, is an English twirp (or twerp!) who should know better! Nick

For Mr. Spock this was as opposed to picking up da Camembert?
On 4 Jan 2006 02:16:41 -0800, in alt.english.usage "Nick" (Email Removed) scrivened:
Third for me. However, before Turnbull retired to the narrow ... of the anti-hypertensive pills that I need to take.)

~ I only had a brief snatch of pretty Hussein - good time to watch tapes, IMHO! :-) Nick

You got a brief snatch, eh? Is that a new thing for womens' underwear, sort of a peek-a-boo sort of thing? Good thing that you got it on tape though.

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Mister Spock said, "Picking up daBREE on the scanner!", but ... an English twirp (or twerp!) who should know better! Nick

For Mr. Spock this was as opposed to picking up da Camembert?~

'sgood! - Edam well should know better!
Nick
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