Poll: Pronounce Troll?

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How do you pronounce "Troll"?

Troll, as in underground mole.
3
19%
Troll, as in gangsters moll.
8
50%
1sf (troll).
5
31%
 
Total votes : 16

Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby pootman » Thu May 10, 2007 2:29 pm

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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RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby nelz » Thu May 10, 2007 4:04 pm

I prefer moll to mole too :)

I see that towy71 has already voted ;-)
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RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby Rhakios » Thu May 10, 2007 5:12 pm

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

You must just know a lot of posh, or should that be powsh, people. :)
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RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby MartyBartfast » Thu May 10, 2007 6:57 pm

I always pronounce it to rhyme with folderol.
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RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby donoreo » Thu May 10, 2007 7:01 pm

As in mole. Never heard anyone pronounce it any other way, not even funny talking Americans :)
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RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby towy71 » Thu May 10, 2007 8:01 pm

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

I haven't voted but I would go for 1sf (troll) :D
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Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby kilikopele » Fri May 11, 2007 5:37 am

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


Hey, I resemble that remark.
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RE: Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby Nigel » Fri May 11, 2007 7:52 am

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

Is this also how you are supposed to pronounce 1sf (troll)?
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Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby Ram » Fri May 11, 2007 7:54 am

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


Hey, I resemble that remark.


So you look like a mole with a funny accent :D

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Re: RE: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby donoreo » Fri May 11, 2007 3:05 pm

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


Hey, I resemble that remark.
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Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby taupist » Sun May 13, 2007 5:42 pm

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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RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby Rhakios » Sun May 13, 2007 9:00 pm

I shudder to think how Lloyd Grossman might pronounce troll. ;)
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RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby nelz » Sun May 13, 2007 9:26 pm

But he probably sells a sauce to cook them in :)
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RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby Rhakios » Sun May 13, 2007 9:57 pm

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. :(
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RE: Re: Poll: Pronounce Troll?

Postby nelz » Sun May 13, 2007 10:39 pm

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