How do you pronounce stressed them?
September 14, 2007 12:00 PM Subscribe
How do you
when it's stressed?
For instance, "Don't give it to me, give it to THEM."
posted by Inigo Jones to Writing & Language (58 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I pronounce the stressed them so that it rhymes with bum. I'm trying to get a sense whether this is idiosyncratic with me, or whether it's a dialectical thing (and if so, which dialect).
I expect there to be some variation, but get the sense most people will pronounce it to rhyme with hem. Though maybe not.
So, how do you pronounce it?