How is ERE pronouced?

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How is ERE pronouced?

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Is it eerie as in strange or frightening? Is the last E silent as is customary? Do you say each of the letters?

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ee-ar-ee?

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I say each of the letters!

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I'm a member of Acronym Haters United, so I try to pronounce it "early retirement extreme" but if I forget, it comes out as "E R E".

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I say it the Italian way
Eh-reh

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I think we need to cultivate some exclusivity by using the French sounding pronunciation. Sounds like Hooray without the H or the hip-hip proceeding it.

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Ego wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:37 pm
I think we need to cultivate some exclusivity by using the French sounding pronunciation. Sounds like Hooray without the H or the hip-hip proceeding it.
I'm glad someone gets that this thread is meant to be at least a little
bit funny. The thought of someone trying to say ere without the e still cracks me up... er er er.

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You didn’t like the Italian sounding Eh-Reh?
I should have added “mariooooh”
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Ego wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:37 pm
I think we need to cultivate some exclusivity by using the French sounding pronunciation. Sounds like Hooray without the H or the hip-hip proceeding it.
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I like to imagine Jacob is actually Jamaican. Irie mon.

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I've always said it as an initialism/alphabetism.

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hurly reuteerment extrame

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I assumed it was as in...
Ere I went mad,
The last of all the happy dreams I had
Was of a peerless king — a conqueror —
Who crowned me with a kiss, and throned me for
One hour! Ah, God of Mercy! what a dream
To tincture life with! Yet I made no scream
As I awakened — with these eyes you see,
That may not smile till love comes back to me,
And lulls me back to those old dreams I had
— Ere I went mad!

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