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jenstar | 09:36 Sat 23rd Apr 2005 | Phrases & Sayings
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Is the "shedule" pronuniciation just peculiar to my little patch of the country (Hampshire)? I always thought it was the usual British pronunciation, but everyone on TV says "skedule". Even the mighty Ray Mears.

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'Sh' is the usual pronunciation in British English, whilst the 'sk' one is standard in American English. However, the latter - like many things American - has crept into our speech, too. An American comedian once made a joke of the difference by explaining that we were taught to say shedule in shool...his version of 'school'!
As QM says, the usual British pronunciation is [shed-youl], but the US pronunciation [sked-youl] is increasingly heard in Britain.  As well as school, we also have scheme, schizophrenic and scholar - all pronounced with a 'sk'. 

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