Queer Eye guys debate the correct pronunciation of ‘squirrel’
The Queer Eye guys have continued their discussion over the correct pronunciation of “squirrel”—and it seems they are no closer to settling the matter.
Four of the Fab Five—Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Antoni Poroswki—hotly-debated how the noun for the furry animal should be spoken during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (March 18).
The Queer Eye cast first clashed over the word “squirrel” during the first episode in Season 3 of the Emmy Award-winning show, which was released on Netflix on Friday (March 15).
During the episode, France took offence to the way the rest of the Fab Five pronounced the term.
France clashes with the rest of the Queer Eye Fab Five over “squirrel” pronunciation
While Bobby Berk, Brown, Van Ness, and Porowski all used the Americanised pronunciation—which Kimmel noted is spoken in a similar way to the word “coral”—UK-born France instead used the Anglicised version of the noun, which sounds a bit like “quarrel.”
The Americanised version of “squirrel” is generally said aloud in such a way that it nearly rhymes with the word “swirl.”
Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, France vented: “America, the correct pronunciation of ‘squirrel’ is ‘squi—rrel’…it’s two syllables!”
“Why are Americans saying [Americanised version] ‘squirrel’?”
“It’s two syllables!”
Porowski, however, said of France’s pronunciation: “You make it a little extra.”
Watch the Queer Eye guys on Jimmy Kimmel Live below:
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