Fon"dint" Or Fon"dawnt"???

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3GCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:06am
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Buddy seems to be changing the pronunciation of the term. How did/do you say it?

In my area...its fon"dint" and when someone says fon"dawnt" I correct them. icon_redface.gif or icon_confused.gif

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maddiseeyore Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:11am
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It's fon "dint" here!

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bakermommy4 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:13am
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My Pastry Arts instructor...who is from France...calls it Fon"dawnt" too. But Buddy is Italian...oh well. I say fon"dint". I don't know what the proper pronunciation is. I'm gonna go check something on that...be back in a sec.

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jammjenks Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:13am
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Chalk it up to my deep south accent, but I call it fon"dunt".

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alanaj Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:13am
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Ha ha--I thought the same thing! Some people say it with a French accent too but the way Buddy says it is totally new to me! He puts the accent on both syllables. I only put it on the first...which would be fon"dint" I guess! icon_smile.gif

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bakermommy4 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:16am
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fondant

Click the little speaker. Dictionary.com says it like most of us.

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Cheyanne25 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:18am
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I say fon'dint'. But I did notice on Cake Boss that Stretch (the delivery guy) said it fon'dint' unlike everyone else from the family (which would all be ?Italians). I had a Scottish Bakery Professor and he also said it fon'dant'. Maybe it's a European thing lol.

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varika Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:18am
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Originally Posted by bakermommy4

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fondant

Click the little speaker. Dictionary.com says it like most of us.




If you look at the pronunciation guide, though...it says either pronunciation is accurate. icon_biggrin.gif Golden no matter what!

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CakeMommyTX Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:20am
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I'm a fond-dint girl myself, the few times I've said fon-dawnt I feel kinda funny

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jaybug Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:23am
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I'm with jammjenks, it's fon"dunt" for me! icon_lol.gif

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lilscakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:23am
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Actually it's French (as am I) and proper pronunciation is "fuh" (N is silent) "danh"...the T is silent............fuhdanh

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mommicakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:24am
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

Chalk it up to my deep south accent, but I call it fon"dunt".





jammjenks, I'm not from the south, and sometimes I call it fon"dunt" too. depends on my mood. icon_lol.gif

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giraffe11 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:28am
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I don't do "dint" or "dawnt", but more of a "dahnt"....... icon_biggrin.gif

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erin_e Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by lilscakes

Actually it's French (as am I) and proper pronunciation is "fuh" (N is silent) "danh"...the T is silent............fuhdanh




I make a funny face when I say it like that; or at least that's what DH told me as he just laughed at me sounding it out like you tell us!
Call it my KY accent but I'll stick with fon "dint" icon_lol.gif

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tinygoose Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:41am
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Lol...I can't say fon-"dawnt" with a straight face. I already get teased by my friends for being a cake snob, add fon-"dawnt" to that and I'm a goner for sure. thumbs_up.gif

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3GCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:20am
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Originally Posted by lilscakes

Actually it's French (as am I) and proper pronunciation is "fuh" (N is silent) "danh"...the T is silent............fuhdanh




Not go'n do it. (In my best George W Bush Impression)

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BillaCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:23am
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LOL...I say tomatoes, you say tamahtoes! I guess this is like the whole pop vs. soda thing, it just depends on where you're from! Me, I'm from Austin TX and I say Fon-dahnt, but then that's because I took years of French!

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umgrzfn Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:26am
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"dint" here.

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LittleLadyBabyCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:30am
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Lol! This is bad... I just wrote down what I say... FAWN- Dunt!

LOL!!! I have the worst accent! Oh well! icon_smile.gif

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Laurascakefactory Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:31am
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I am in OKC and I say "dunt' icon_biggrin.gif

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aligotmatt Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:31am
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dint. I get together with some local cakers and we talked about it over coffee and we all say fon'dint'

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CanadianCakin Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:32am
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I'm in Canada on an island in the pacific and we say fon -"dahnt" here.....
I lived in Illinois for a few years and I got made fun of so much of my pronunciation of different things! Like apparently I say a-boat for about?! My fave from them was adding an 'e' before 'a's! Like Ceat for cat and and eashley for ashley!

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chefjess819 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:34am
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webster's dictionary agrees its "dint" but more with a dEnt...heres the post, click the red speaker
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fondant

thinking back to an episode of ace of cakes with the cupola. funny funny. icon_cool.gif

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paulstonia Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:37am
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This is so funny. It's dunt for me, actually just like the dictionary voice,( that was really cool, by the way) I just hate hearing dawnt. I don't know why. I went back to retake one of the wilton courses and my first teacher was no longer there. The new lady and I just didn't mesh, so much so that I only went to the first class, and she was definitely a fonDAWNT gal. That's not why I didn't go back, but it drove me nuts.

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3GCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:40am
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actually...if I listen close enough to Buddy...it's "Fawn-Dawnt".

Like...baby-deer+baby deer with a D.

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kakeladi Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:45am
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I agree w/the speaker voiceicon_smile.gif It drives me up the wall to hear Buddy (and others) say it! LOL

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mandyloo Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:59am
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Here in Western Montana, I say "dint" and that's generally what I hear. icon_smile.gif

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CakeMommyTX Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:59am
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Kinda off topic but I had a customer INSIST on have "fondue" icing, "you know the stuff thats really smooth and Duff uses all the time".....I wish I had the balls to not correct her and procced to pour hot melted cheese all over her cake ( She was PITA and it took me emailing a link to Satin Ice for her to believe me that it's "Fondant" and not "Fondue").

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chefjess819 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:20pm
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bahhahhah!! fondue icing!!! some people are so hard headed! icon_biggrin.gif

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jammjenks Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:29pm
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I have people ask me if I do "fonda". First of all, I don't know Fonda. Secondly, if I knew her I wouldn't "do" her.

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