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Carmel or caramel? How do you pronounce it? I pronounce it as carmel and I think it's wrong any other way.

Jigzy 2013/09/26 02:50:42
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  • **StarzAbove** 2013/09/26 17:34:23
    Carmel
    **StarzAbove**
    There's a town in my state and we pronounce it Carmel. But we pronounce those tasty sweet candies as caramels......
  • Brand 2013/09/26 15:59:46
    Caramel
    Brand
    +1
    because that's how its spelled.
  • Dickens 2013/09/26 15:26:38
    Caramel
    Dickens
    +1
    ...look it up...caramel is a blend of sugar, cream and butter....Carmel is a city in CA...
  • DuncanONeil 2013/09/26 13:50:07
    Caramel
    DuncanONeil
    +1
    Apparently there are three "proper" ways to pronounce this word; car·a·mel [kar-uh-muhl, -mel, kahr-muhl]
  • Moonage 2013/09/26 12:32:38
    Caramel
    Moonage
    Car-mull is a man's name. Care-a-mull is a sweet candy.
  • Picasso's Cat 2013/09/26 10:16:29 (edited)
    Carmel
    Picasso's Cat
    I prefer Carmel to Caramel.

    This is Caramel......... caramel


    And this is Carmel....... Lol........... One satisfying taste Lol
  • The New Old School 2013/09/26 07:32:38
    Carmel
    The New Old School
    "car-a-mel" always had a pretentious ring to it.
  • Devil's Advocate 2013/09/26 07:24:30
    Caramel
    Devil's Advocate
    It is pretty obvious how you pronounce it from the way it is spelled. Same with 'aluminium'; should be pronounced 'al-you-min-ee-um' and not 'a-loom-in-um'.

    "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language" Oscar Wilde from 'The Canterville Ghost' (1882)
  • Dave 2013/09/26 07:24:04
    Caramel
    Dave
    +1
    Carmel is a city. Caramel is a chewy candy; pronounced as it is spelled
  • Kitty 2013/09/26 05:55:19
    Caramel
    Kitty
    Nom nommy nom......
  • Kat 2013/09/26 04:33:58
    Caramel
    Kat
    +2
    Just the way it is spelled.
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2013/09/26 04:04:46
    Caramel
    ShinyUmbreon01
    +1
    Caramel. Carmel sounds like camel! xD
  • Richard 2013/09/26 03:55:27
    Caramel
    Richard
    +1
    The word derives from the Latin cannamellis, the word for sugar cane (canna (cane) and mel/mellis (honey), but comes into English via the Mediaeval French from the original Spanish "caramel", its modern equivalent is "caramelos". "Caramelos" is the modern Spanish word for "sweets" or "candy".

    It is quite definitely and always pronounced phonetically in all three languages, your variant seemingly an American corruption, dropping the internal syllable which is a tendency in certain parts of the United States.

    "Carmel" would be understood uniquely as the Biblical Carmel, as in Mount Carmel, which comes from the Hebrew כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) meaning כֶּרֶם (Kerem) vineyard and אֵל (El) God: The Vineyard of God, which is a mountain range in Israel, an ancient and modern place for the production of famous wines, once in the hands of the Carmelite religious order of monks and nuns. It is for this reason that Carmel is a (little used) girls name and also one of the names of the Virgin Mary in Catholicism.
  • flaca BN-0 2013/09/26 03:36:40
    Caramel
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    The word which is English was Caramel. It is pronounced the way it is spelled, and since it's English, they claim the rights to it since they designed it way way way back.
  • being me 2013/09/26 03:15:30
    Caramel
    being me
    +1
    it depends what mood I'm in, lol
  • Kitty being me 2013/09/26 05:48:31
    Kitty
    +1
    Omg! lol....Now THAT'S moody!!
  • being me Kitty 2013/09/26 09:54:38
    being me
    +1
    Or laziness on my part, lol. It's easier just to say Carmel
  • Dweezle 2013/09/26 03:11:58
    Caramel
    Dweezle
    +3
    Caramel is the food
    Carmel is the name of places or a female given name.
  • JonnyN 2013/09/26 03:07:59
    Caramel
    JonnyN
    +1
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterrey County, California, USA, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916
  • Elo Sr. \_(>.+)/(goodbye :() 2013/09/26 03:03:32
    Caramel
    Elo Sr. \_(>.+)/(goodbye :()
    +1
    None of the above. I'm finnish and by proxy I mispronounce a LOT of english words. Don't laugh (okay go ahead and laugh) but I say "camel". I can't say the R.
  • Kitty Elo Sr.... 2013/09/26 06:10:01
    Kitty
    LOL! Ok, I'm laughing..... This
    caramel
    Tastes better than this camel
    Although not quite as filling..... lol
  • mike 2013/09/26 03:00:18
    Carmel
    mike
    I've heard people pronounce it the other way. I don't know why they throw in the extra a sound.
  • flaca BN-0 mike 2013/09/26 03:37:57
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    because it's an English word caramel. And since you speak English here, you have to abide by it or admit that you've changed it (for some odd reason)
  • mike flaca BN-0 2013/09/26 04:02:41
    mike
    +2
    Okay, we changed it. Feel better now?
  • flaca BN-0 mike 2013/09/26 04:55:39
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    no because nobody has explained why they needed to change it since it worked perfectly well for aeons.
  • Kat mike 2013/09/26 04:37:47
    Kat
    +1
    because it is there
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2013/09/26 02:59:49
    Carmel
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +1
    I say "carmel", yet either way of saying it is correct.
  • cmdrbnd007 2013/09/26 02:59:13
    Caramel
    cmdrbnd007
    +4
    I don't care how you pronounce it just give it to me.
  • Bun 2013/09/26 02:59:08
    Carmel
    Bun
    +2
    Both & Neither.
    I prononce it Yummy
  • addie 2013/09/26 02:58:52
    Caramel
    addie
    +3
    You are not wrong. I just pronounce it that way so I will remember how to spell it.
  • flaca BN-0 addie 2013/09/26 03:38:51
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    it's an English word. Not an American word.
  • addie flaca BN-0 2013/09/26 03:41:56
    addie
    +3
    I know, why?
  • flaca BN-0 addie 2013/09/26 03:45:09
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    duh because the English invented English....
  • addie flaca BN-0 2013/09/26 03:47:42
    addie
    +2
    No, why did you point it out to me, is what I was asking?
  • flaca BN-0 addie 2013/09/26 04:56:38
    flaca BN-0
    perhaps because you claim to speak English when you don't.............
  • addie flaca BN-0 2013/09/26 05:06:55
    addie
    +1
    Are you retarded or something?
  • historian 2013/09/26 02:58:10
    Caramel
    historian
    +1
    I was raised pronouncing it Carmel though.
  • Gina 2013/09/26 02:56:41 (edited)
    Caramel
    Gina
    +2
    It's not wrong any way unless proven by the person that created the word. Even then, "GIF" is still not jif to me.
  • Trish 2013/09/26 02:56:08
    Carmel
    Trish
    +2
    I say carmel.
  • PBUTTERBOY77 2013/09/26 02:55:33
    Caramel
    PBUTTERBOY77
    +4
    I pronounce it "GOOD" you can pronounce it any way you want.

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