How do you pronounce clitoris?

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How do you pronounce clitoris?

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I've been watching the video reviews and I've noticed that people have different pronunciations for the little man in the boat. What's your pronunciation?
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CLIToris (stress on the first syllable which rhymes with "sit")
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78  (87%)
CLITE-oris (stress on the first syllable which rhymes with "bite")
cliTORis (stress on the second syllable)
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12  (13%)
Total votes: 90
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Eliza Eliza
This is super interesting! I recently noticed that too, and I'm glad I'm not alone. I don't know if it has to do with where you're from, but everyone I know pronounces it the first way.
01/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I go back and forth between the first option and the third option.
01/18/2011
Envy Envy
I notice myself saying the 'tor' part louder/more stressed.
01/18/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I say it the first way. No offense to those who say it the 3rd way, but it drives me crazy lol. I have never heard it said the second way.
01/18/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I pronounce it the first way when just saying "clitoris" but if I'm saying "clitoral" it sounds more like the third way.
01/18/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I pronounce it the first way when just saying "clitoris" but if I'm saying "clitoral" it sounds more like the third way.
I agree with this.

Also, when I first started saying the word back when I was about 14, I remember saying it the third way. I have no idea why it changed over to the first way, but I just like it better I guess.
01/18/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I love this post. Just saying. So far my way is winning ...Not that it's a contest...
01/18/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I used to say it the third way...but as it became more of a part of my daily conversation and thought, I started pronouncing it the first way - it's easier to say (for me, at least) and just seems more...casual? Might just be me
01/18/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
I haven't really paid attention to how I say it, so I'll opt for #1, although it could be #3 sometimes..ToMAYtoes, ToMAHtoes....same thing.
01/18/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I go back and forth between the first option and the third option.
Me too
01/18/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
The first way, although I have no idea why.
01/18/2011
liilii080 liilii080
This is funny. I never really thought about it before!
01/18/2011
Gallowraven Gallowraven
I've always said it the first way, but when I started hearing it the third way I started questioning myself as to whether I was saying it right. After that I just started calling it a clit.
01/18/2011
Yoda Yoda
The accurate pronunciation is "a", but I usually pronounce it like "b" simply because Jerry Seinfeld dates a woman named dolores, who's name "rhymes with a part of the female anatomy".
01/18/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I pronounce it the first way when just saying "clitoris" but if I'm saying "clitoral" it sounds more like the third way.
Yep, me too.
01/18/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
i love that this is all about the clit
01/18/2011
clp clp
I am in constant fear of being made fun of for pronouncing it incorrectly, so I usually just stick with 'clit'. I my own little head, though: clit-ohh-ris!
01/18/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I think I bounce between the first and last
01/18/2011
sbon sbon
I use the first and I've never heard/noticed anyone using either of the other pronunciations. Interesting...
01/18/2011
OhMy! OhMy!
The only time we've heard someone use the third method is in a song in the movie "Get Him To The Greek"! LOL
01/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Yoda has it right about why I pronounce it as "b".
01/19/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
If I say the full word, I go with the 3rd one but 99% of the time I just say clit.
01/19/2011
Penguin Penguin
1st way
01/19/2011
Penguin Penguin
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
If I say the full word, I go with the 3rd one but 99% of the time I just say clit.
yea i can't remember the last time i said the full word
01/19/2011
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I go back and forth between the first option and the third option.
I'm with you and Adriana on this one. I think I used to pronounce it as #3 more often, but now it is more #1.
01/19/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Er, I guess I meant "c" above. Oops.
01/19/2011
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I pronounce it the first way when just saying "clitoris" but if I'm saying "clitoral" it sounds more like the third way.
I'll second that.
01/19/2011
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
01/19/2011
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I say it the first way. No offense to those who say it the 3rd way, but it drives me crazy lol. I have never heard it said the second way.
The second pronunciation was listed in various dictionaries. I'm guessing it's a British usage. Some Brits pronounce "urinal" with a long i in the same manner.
01/19/2011
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