How in heck do you pronounce it?

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Which one?

  1. Mah-Tay (Like Latte with an M)

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  2. Mat (Like the thing on the floor, or what we call our friend Matthew for short)

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    92.1%
  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Sorry guys, but this has been irking me a bit. How do you pronounce "matte?" As in "matte finish for the MBP screen?" Is it:

    a) Mah - Tay (Like Latte, but with an "M")
    b) Mat (Like the thing we have on the floor)
     
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  3. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Like the name

    Here in my part of the USA, I've always heard it pronounced as (b) in your example.

    Morod
     
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  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Never, ever heard a), if that helps ;) If I did I'd probably crumble into a fit of laughter :D
     
  6. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Like the name 'Matt'.

    (Which where i come from is more like 'Maaah')
     
  7. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You mean like "Matt" with a London cockney tinge to it?:p
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I've never heard anyone referring to it as A. Not on UK or US TV or anywhere else abroad.

    B here!
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Where's that then ?
     
  10. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Cockney? Nay, that would be 'Ball and Bat' surely? ;)

    UK.
     
  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    You from out in the sticks somewhere?
     
  12. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Err...no. :eek: Down South.

    Near Paw-ts-moof:
    "Nice Matte Macbook" becomes "Noyce Ma-MaBook." Wait, that sounds too West Country. Hmm... we need an accent font on MR.
     
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  15. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Im originally from Kent,we pronounce things properly there
     
  16. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    :D In my defence, I don't live in Portsmouth itself, but I'm close enough to experience the remarkable feat of dropping letters at the beginning and end of words.
     
  17. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    That's nearly carrot crunching and i've got a brand new combine harvester oo rrraayyy country,your a bumpkin


    EDIT: OMG, just looked at the time it's nearly 1.00pm im off for a pint or 4
     
  18. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, apparently I'm crazy.

    I've always pronounced it (in my head, I've never actually had to say it out loud...) "mah tay", and that's made perfect sense to me.

    I mean, if latte is "lah tay", then matte should be "mah tay" right? Apparently not...

    I guess it's kinda like why "go" sounds completely different from "to" and "do".
     
  19. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    It's definitely pronounced like the name "Matt."

    Mah-tay is the Japanese word for "stop/cease" :)

    Blurb23: Check out this comedian named Ghallagher, he does a good routine about rhyming (or not) words in English...

    "c-o-m-b, comb! t-o-m-b, 'tome? NO! toom!'"

    -Bryan
     
  20. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    As everyone has said it is Mat/Matt as in "matte finish" as opposed to "glossy" as in paint terms - ie dull (non reflective) as opposed to shiny.

    But as we all know, a Mac can NEVER be dull ;)
     
  21. zap2 macrumors 604

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    mat or matt

    But I'm sure some people will say matte, like people say O-S-EX
     
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  24. HLdan macrumors 603

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    It's the pronounced the same as the floor mats in your car.
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Here in Australia we pronounce it "matt" but follow it with "ya mongrel bastard, right who wants a beer?"
     

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