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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 11:13 am 
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Anybody know how to pronounce Bedal?

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 11:30 am 
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Dogpatch wrote:
Anybody know how to pronounce Bedal?

No. But when I say "bih-DAHL" I don't get any stranger looks from people than I normally get.

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 11:49 am 
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Yeah, I don't favor "beadle", but then again, I don't know.

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 1:05 pm 
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I've always pronounced it as rhyming with "pedal" (as in a bicycle), but what do I know?  I'm from Texas. 

Actually, come to think of it, I don't know if I've ever actually said it aloud;  that's how I pronounce it in my head when I read it.    suuure.gif

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 1:44 pm 
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I was told by someone who lives in the area--who may have been sabotaging my pronunciation, leaving me open to ridicule, and destroying my reputation--to transpose the "e" and the "a" in Bedal.  In other words, pronounce it "BUH-dehl"

I did it a couple of times in front of folks who were in a position to know, and was not laughed out of the room.

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 8:37 pm 
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My first inclination would be to pernounce it Bedal as in Beeeeedawl, similar to the Venerable Bede.  My second inclination (in the reverse direction to rebalance myself), is to pronounce it Baydahl, as in Playdoh, or cradle as in the Cat's in the Cradle, but not as in kettle as The Cat's in the Kettle. down.gif  up.gif
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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 8:47 pm 
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As in pedal has my vote. Yup.

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PostTue Jun 29, 2004 8:47 pm 
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I say beh-DAHL.
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PostWed Jul 21, 2004 7:43 pm 
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you pronounce it buh-dall with the 'dall' sounding like 'cal' as in calculator.  How do I know? The Bedals from Monte Cristo area were friends of my family.
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PostWed Jul 21, 2004 9:27 pm 
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Hey, thanks a lot. Now I don't have to feel ignorant.

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