Pronunciation of Gaviscon

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Pronunciation of Gaviscon

Postby CodeGuy on Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:54 pm

This is beginning to bug me. Sometimes I read the name and think "gav-is-cun" and other times it comes out "gav-i-skahn".

Clarification would be welcome.
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Postby Conina on Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:24 pm

I pronounce it with a silent 'c'. 'Gavi-son' (like 'sonn', not 'sun'). There, now you've got another option to puzzle your brain over. :wink:
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Postby Rob on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:48 am

Er, I believe it is more like gav-i-skahn/gav-i-skon, if he is named after what I think he is named after.

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Postby Conina on Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:58 am

I plead ignorance of the pronunciation of the product in question - I live on the other side of the world. :wink:
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Postby damp_dave on Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:43 am

From TV commercials that I remember from quite a few years ago:
"GAHV-us-con", with a secondary accent on the terminal syllable.

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