View Poll Results: How do you pronounce "fascia"?

Voters
50. You may not vote on this poll
  • FAH-sya

    4 8.00%
  • FAH-see-ya

    5 10.00%
  • FAY-sya

    39 78.00%
  • FAY-see-ya

    2 4.00%
  • What the heck is a fascia?

    0 0%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: fahscia, fayscia, potayto, potahto

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    US Virgin Islands
    Posts
    2,430
    Blog Entries
    5

    fahscia, fayscia, potayto, potahto

    I have always pronounced the word "Fascia" with a short "a" as in "fast" or "fabulous." I have noticed a lot of people lately correcting me with a long "a" as in "face" or "fatal." So- I googled it and found a number of YouTube videos showing the proper pronunciation of the word. Problem solved, right? Well- not so fast. One said it with a short "a" and almost silent "i". Another used the short "a" but pronounced the "i" with an "e" like this: Fah-see-ah. Another yet pronounced the long a but silent i, and another with the long a and accentuating the i.

    So- how the heck do you pronounce this word?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Toronto Ontario
    Posts
    8,176
    Malcolm, I am very pleased to see you posting, hopefully things are improving for you where you live?

    My wife is English, her comment would be that Americans, followed closely by Canadians should have absolutely no input on the pronunciation of English words

    She's OK with us speaking Merican or Cannuck, as long as we don't make the false claim that it's English.

    I'm voting for choice #2................Regards, Rod.

  3. #3
    I say Fay shuh. Caribbean has changed several times over my time. OFTEN on TV news always has the "t" pronounced ,but Oxford says it is silent. Even surnames change ,president Monroe was MUN ro while living. It's all always changing.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    613
    According to Oxford, it is something like faa-she-uh. According to my resident architect, most people pronounce it Fay-shuh.

    Since I live in Rome, I will do as the Romans, regardless of what Oxford thinks.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    42,729
    Faay-sha...
    --

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,422
    Two syllables. Faay-sha. That's how we pronounce it in New England.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Tasmania
    Posts
    1,342
    I use option 2. Don't take much notice of my opinion though. US English has some hilarious usage of words to Australians. Don't ever say you are rooting for my team Ok?! Cheers

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Issaquah, Washington
    Posts
    882
    Never heard it any other way than "faay-sha".

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Southwestern CT
    Posts
    1,178
    A two syllable word ... fey-shuh (couldn't vote because that option was not an alternative).
    "the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius

  10. #10
    My ex used to get POd because I call the sidewalk SEE ment. "it's NOT SEEMENT, it's SahMENT!" -- yes, how stupid of me..

    And in the '60's I was taught that the name of the place that's been in the news lately was NYjur. Now it's neeZHIERRE.

    English is a funny language, funny to pronounce, funny to spell too..to.. two... Anyone having photi for dinner?



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, IN
    Posts
    4,163
    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    My ex used to get POd because I call the sidewalk SEE ment. "it's NOT SEEMENT, it's SahMENT!" -- yes, how stupid of me..

    And in the '60's I was taught that the name of the place that's been in the news lately was NYjur. Now it's neeZHIERRE.

    English is a funny language, funny to pronounce, funny to spell too..to.. two... Anyone having photi for dinner?
    Actually, a sidewalk is CON-kreet, which has suh-MENT as an ingredient.

    FAY-shuh.
    Jason

    "Don't get stuck on stupid." --Lt. Gen. Russel Honore


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    42,729
    Quote Originally Posted by jason roehl View Post
    actually, a sidewalk is con-kreet, which has suh-ment as an ingredient.

    Fay-shuh.
    roflol!!!!!!!!!
    --

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  13. #13
    FAY-shuh, fo-SHO.

    [Ducking]
    Fair winds and following seas,
    Jim Waldron

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Bellingham, Washington
    Posts
    1,060
    Long A with SH sound for that which ties the rafter tails together. Short A if talking anatomy; i.e. Plantar Fascia
    Bracken's Pond Woodworks

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rutherford Co., NC
    Posts
    1,091
    That is a term I learned watching This Old House, and Norm and Tom always say FAY-shuh. If it works for them that's good enough for me .
    "Live like no one else, so later, you can LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE!"
    - Dave Ramsey

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •