How do you pronounce the following words?
Each of these words are commonly pronounced in different ways. And in some cases, like GIF, you are correct in either way you say it. Others will laugh at you if you call it a JIF ( ) but you would be correct in pronouncing it as such.
But some words have a definite pronunciation. Does USAPA?!
I was having a great chat today with my picklePAL, Gabrielle aka @picklethe50. During our conversation, I made a reference to our beloved governing body of pickleball, which is the USA Pickleball Association aka USAPA.
Now we were both laughing.
And she said something like… “Do you mean the U. S. A. P. A.?”
When I started playing pickleball I used to say that… what she said but somewhere along the way I was told that everyone says USAPA as a word and not as an abbreviation. Now I’m curious.
I don’t mind that I may have sounded like a fool… I’m the youngest of 5 kids so I’m used to getting teased and made fun of. But now that I brought Gabrielle a good laugh, I’m on a quest to find out how USAPA should be pronounced!
What do YOU say? How do YOU pronounce USAPA?
- U. S. A. P. A.