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(#5270674) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Jools on 18 Aug 2021 at 2:37PM
No it's definitely soLder, I'd never heard it any other way until I saw a youtube video on repairing something in which the guy was soddering and I thought, what? it has 2 syllables sol-der and sol-der-ing. and it's not the melting of lead, it the solidification of molten lead to join things together. It come from the Latin solidāre, to make solid (via old French - soldur)

I can't see any real confusion between solder and soldier. How do you pronounce soldier then? I pronounce it sol-jur

maybe it's just me, but to me Americans DO mi-or in 1 syllable, you can hardly hear the double R, as in British mi-ror.
and squirrel as well as double R it also has an E in it, it should skwi-rel not skwirl
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