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How do you pronounce "Troll"?
Troll, as in underground mole.
18%
 18%  [ 3 ]
Troll, as in gangsters moll.
50%
 50%  [ 8 ]
1sf (troll).
31%
 31%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 16

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

Everyone I know pronounces Troll to rhyme with mole, but I've always pronounced it to rhyme with moll (with the 'o' as in bottle (and i know if you're from west-coast Scotland they're the same sound, but think World-Service and bear with me)).
I've no idea where i got this, and i've been this way as long as i can remember.

How do you pronounce it?
Is it a regional thing?
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I prefer moll to mole too Smile

I see that towy71 has already voted Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

Sure, short o in troll, like trolley, which has nothing to do with trolls. Trolly, would be an adjective describing 1sf (troll). Wink

You must just know a lot of posh, or should that be powsh, people. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I always pronounce it to rhyme with folderol.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

As in mole. Never heard anyone pronounce it any other way, not even funny talking Americans Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I'm sure that either way is perfectly fine just think great big billy goat gruff Wink

I haven't voted but I would go for 1sf (troll) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

donoreo wrote:
As in mole. Never heard anyone pronounce it any other way, not even funny talking Americans Smile


Hey, I resemble that remark.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I've always pronounced it to rhyme with mole (or hole, as in a**hole Smile).

Is this also how you are supposed to pronounce 1sf (troll)?
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

kilikopele wrote:
donoreo wrote:
As in mole. Never heard anyone pronounce it any other way, not even funny talking Americans Smile


Hey, I resemble that remark.


So you look like a mole with a funny accent Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

kilikopele wrote:
donoreo wrote:
As in mole. Never heard anyone pronounce it any other way, not even funny talking Americans Smile


Hey, I resemble that remark.
MN = Minnesota? You probably almost sound Canadian Wink At the very least you understand cold!
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

pootman wrote:
Everyone I know pronounces Troll to rhyme with mole, but I've always pronounced it to rhyme with moll (with the 'o' as in bottle (and i know if you're from west-coast Scotland they're the same sound, but think World-Service and bear with me)).
I've no idea where i got this, and i've been this way as long as i can remember.

How do you pronounce it?
Is it a regional thing?


Troll or trawl? I guess it's largely a matter of context.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I shudder to think how Lloyd Grossman might pronounce troll. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

But he probably sells a sauce to cook them in Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

It would have to be a good one, by the time you've defurred and gutted your troll for cooking, they're all gristle and bone. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll? Reply with quote

I prefer them filleted and lightly grilled with new potatoes and a little tartare sauce Smile
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