So, apparently I've been saying it wrong lol. I pronounce it like option A. Always have. But no one else in my family does. I saw something where most people were saying they pronounced like option B. So now, I'm asking you guys.
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Now that I think about it, I believe I actually pronounce it both ways. I use option B more if it’s a stand-alone setting. i. e. “I don’t want any car-a-mel.” However, I use option A if it’s an adjective. I. e. “The ‘karr-mul’ corn I used to buy from the cub scouts was delicious,” “I’ve never had a karr-mul apple.” For some reason, it sounds weird to me to say something like car-a-mel corn. It just doesn’t have that ring to it— y’know— that “pizazz.”
I use both pronunciations. Mainly due to the fact that they are two different words. "Car-mel" and "Care-a-mel" are actually different in consistency.