How do you pronounce the word caramel?

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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.
  • Car-mel
    Vote A
  • Car-a-mel
    Vote B
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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.”

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  • 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.

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  • Car-Mel. That's how everyone pronounces it here that I've heard lol... But I grew up around ebonics, and I'm also constantly asked if I'm a flucking Canadian because of my 'accent' lol. Not sure how I have an accent

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  • It's car-a-mel. If it were supposed to be pronounced car-mel, it would be spelled carmel. There's another 'a' in the word for a reason. Car-a-mel. It's not rocket science

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  • Okay there's really more than 2 ways to pronounce it I don't say "car-a-mel". I say "car-a-mul". When spell something for pronunciations you spell out the way the syllable sounds when you say it.

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  • Care a mel

    Not car-mel

    (its also aluminum not al-you-mini-umm)
    (coolwhip not cuehwip)
    (Q-cumber not coucumber)
    (tomatoe not tomattow)
    (about not a_boot)
    (nor-folk not norfick)
    (Quebec not K-beck-kwas)
    (halapenos not jall-lap-pen-os)
    (Detroit not deetroy-it)

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    • Aluminium has a fucking "I" in it. You stupid Americans speak English poorly. 😂😂😂

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    • Then we have different words for the same item. Like Truck and Lorry. Trunk and boot. Engine bay / hood and Bonnet.
      High rise appartment and Flat.
      Last Call and Last Orders at the pub. Cigarettes and fags or darts.

      Then we could go into sports football -> rugby -> soccer

    • It is made far more complicated because English itself has not always been consistent. Look up the history of grey and gray.

      There are also words not still in common use like nosegay, pristine, buxom.

  • Car-a-mel.

    And I'm not a native English speaker. I'm Norwegian.

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  • Option A is what Americans say. Option B is English.

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  • Why did you have to make sure everyone know that you read XD who cares and why do you?

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  • Depends on the context. A candy? Option A. A sauce? Option B.

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  • Here in the Pacific Northwest, the majority say car-mel

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  • I'm from an area of the country where everyone says "carmel" I trained myself to say "car a mel" because that's how it's spelt and in my mind is correct

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  • I think I pronounced it wrong. I used Google Translate & this is the right way:
    karemel (It is just like saying care-mel)

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  • Care-uh-mel. I don't think that's the traditional pronunciation.

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  • The right way, car-a-mel. "Carmel" is a mountain in Israel and means "God's Vineyard".

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  • Carmel and caramel are different things, often confused. There's quite a lot in the Internet about it. It's car-a-mel for the stuff in the picture

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  • I believe the correct pronunciation is of option B...

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  • B for me but I have heard quite a few Americans use the other pronunciation.

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  • I use both Caramel- if it's a light amount
    CARMEL- if it's a lot

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  • I usually switch between care-mel and car-a-mel. It's weird.

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  • Kara-mel

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  • Kara-mele

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  • Neither. I pronounce it more like carr-mull.

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  • Like carousel but with an m

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  • Care-uh-mel

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  • Correctly because I like my language.

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    • Congratulations

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    • Well then, I guess you can call me a rule breaker, @Smegskull

    • And Ikr charismatic lol. Like orange is... Pronounced orange

  • It's more car-mul

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  • carmel is a place. car-a-mel is a topping

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  • Cara- Mel

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  • If your from the UK like I am it is Cara mel.

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  • Pronounce it like this mmm mmm good

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  • Care A Mel

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  • ca-ra-mel

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  • ke ruh mel

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