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Old 01-22-2005, 03:58 AM   #1
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Does anyone actually pronounce it "wert"? I've read in several places that that is the correct pronunciation, but I can't bring myself to use it. I just don't like "wert". Looks like "wort", so I say "wort". So there.

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Old 01-22-2005, 04:16 AM   #2
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Does anyone actually pronounce it "wert"? I've read in several places that that is the correct pronunciation, but I can't bring myself to use it. I just don't like "wert". Looks like "wort", so I say "wort". So there.
I have trouble with "wert" too. I say it as I see it and I see "wort".

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Old 01-22-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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Does anyone actually pronounce it "wert"? I've read in several places that that is the correct pronunciation, but I can't bring myself to use it. I just don't like "wert". Looks like "wort", so I say "wort". So there.
I'm with you mate. Yes the right way is "wert" but that just sounds plain silly! Sorry to the purists but "wort" it is for me too.
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Old 01-22-2005, 02:57 PM   #4
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While wert is the correct way, I prefer to call it "basal state beer".

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Old 01-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #5
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Default "wert"

I've always spelled it wort and pronounced it 'wert'
when I hear it pronounced 'wart' I find myself wincing

Do you pronounce WORD as if it were spelled 'werd' or 'ward?'

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That's just plain different! Sort, port, fort....wort! Word is the exception to the rule!!

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Old 01-22-2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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Now I'm curious. Where did the brewing words and terms come from? Wort, Trub, Mash, Racking cane (sounds painful, if you're a guy), etc. Anyone know?

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Old 01-22-2005, 09:51 PM   #8
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=wort

says middle english in origin.
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Say it wert, spell it wort. It's just the way it is.

What's more other brewers will know what you're talking about and not wince if you say it right

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Old 01-24-2005, 05:00 PM   #10
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I've always spelled it wort and pronounced it 'wert'
when I hear it pronounced 'wart' I find myself wincing

Do you pronounce WORD as if it were spelled 'werd' or 'ward?'

If you meet some one from Liverpool England, they would pronounce word as werd! The same applies to wort. Maybe it started here?
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