Random question-of-little-consequence-of-the-day:How do you and your neighbors and schoolmates and coworkers pronounce the word "coupon"? Dictionary.com saysCoupon [koo-pon, kyoo-], related to cope and coup, is of French origin, from colpon (piece cut off). It has developed an American pronunciation variant [kyoo-pon] ... with an unhistorical y-sound not justified by the spelling. This pronunciation is used by educated speakers and is well-established as perfectly standard, although it is sometimes criticized. Its development may have been encouraged by analogy with words like curious, cupid, and cute, where c is followed by a long u and the [y] is mandatory.Despite my personal fondness for the sound of "q", I learned to say coupon as koo-pon, and that's how everyone I deal with daily says it, but I hear it both ways on the radio. In the U.S., is the distinction a regional thing? Which region? Is there more consistency within other English-speaking countries?