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January 13, 2014 3:49 PM Subscribe
Is pronouncing "lobster" like "lopster" common? If so, is it associated with a particular region/group?
posted by Diagonalize to Writing & Language (41 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In a random discussion, my husband and I were surprised to discover that he pronounces "lobster" with a distinct "p" sound. I say it with a "b" sound, and we assumed his pronunciation was non-standard, but we weren't sure if this was just one of his linguistic quirks or if it's an actual thing. I don't think I'd ever heard it with a "p" before, but it also took 8 years for me to notice, so for all I know, I'm the one who's been saying it wrong all these years.