How do you pronounce Caribbean?

Pugsley

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 27, 1999
CaRIBbean or CaribBEan ?? I’m just wondering which pronunciation is more popular. I’m strange because I pronounce it different ways depending on how I’m using it. It’s CaRIBbean Beach Resort, but it’s Pirates of the CaribBEan.
 

Baboo

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Dec 1, 1999
I pronounce it the second way. CariBEan
 
  • honeywolf7

    <font color=teal>I don't get in cars with strange
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    Mar 1, 2001
    Pirates of the CaRIBbean and CaribBEan Beach Resort for me LOL
     
  • browneyes

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    Aug 19, 2000
    It's one of those words that I change according to my mood. Most of the time I saw Care rub be un. But sometimes I say it fast and say Carribbean.
     

    caitycaity

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    Mar 14, 2001
    i usually say caRIBbean, but i also say pirates of the caribBEan. :confused:
     

    Saffron

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    Apr 28, 2001
    The CaRIBbean Islands, CarRIBean music, CarRIBean food, CarRIBean Cruise, CarRIBean flare, the CarRIBbean Beach Resort, but Pirates of the CaribBEan because that's what others call it????

    :confused: :p
     
  • Princess_Aurora

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    Jan 1, 2000
    After studing my speach, I discovered I say it two different ways also. It's Pirates of the "Care rah Be an" and "Ca RIB be an" Beach. I wonder why???
     

    Robinrs

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    Sep 7, 1999
    Merriam Webster has it pronounced as only kar-&-'bE-&n, with the \&\ as a and u in abut. I've used both, though.
     

    Pugsley

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    Sep 27, 1999
    That is so weird about lots of us wanting to say Pirates of the CaribBEan! I think I learned it that way when it first opened in Disneyland, so I guess I’ll always say it that way.
     

    helenabear

    <font color=deeppink>There is hope for the helples
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    Oct 23, 1999
    I honestly do both and I have no idea which I do more often or if I say it the same way for PoC all the time or not :confused:
     

    MosMom

    <font color=deeppink>Damn you, you wretched clown!
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    Jul 29, 2000
    HAHA that is SO funny...I pronounce the ride and the hotel differently as well. I never realized that. LOL Too funny!
     



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