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Maniac Sun 06-Dec-15 16:47:39

How do you pronounce 'liquorice' ?

ninathenana Sun 06-Dec-15 16:49:50

Licorish

Ana Sun 06-Dec-15 16:51:52

likoriss

Greyduster Sun 06-Dec-15 17:06:20

Plus one for likoriss.

rubysong Sun 06-Dec-15 17:16:47

Licorish

tanith Sun 06-Dec-15 17:27:55

Licorish

loopylou Sun 06-Dec-15 17:30:45

Lickerish? Lickorish? It's one of those words that the more you say it the dafter it sounds tchconfused

FarNorth Sun 06-Dec-15 18:11:15

Time for another vote for likoriss.

Alea Sun 06-Dec-15 18:39:38

Likkeriss

rosesarered Sun 06-Dec-15 18:43:19

Lickorish! Away to the stocks for all you lickoriss folk!tchgrin

rosesarered Sun 06-Dec-15 18:44:04

We will pelt you with lickorish all sorts.

Wheniwasyourage Sun 06-Dec-15 18:47:53

Lickoriss. Is it a geographical thing? My English friends say "lickorish" and my Scottish ones say "lickoriss".

rosesarered, you are welcome to pelt me with liquorice allsorts, however you care to say it, as I love them grin

Ana Sun 06-Dec-15 18:49:46

I'm not Scottish...tchsmile

Bellanonna Sun 06-Dec-15 18:57:45

Lickorish allsorts

annodomini Sun 06-Dec-15 19:04:54

Likoriss. I'm Scots and I can't stand it.

rosesarered Sun 06-Dec-15 19:09:11

Ana you are officially outed as being Scottish! Move North of the border immediately if not sooner.

Wheniwasyourage Sun 06-Dec-15 19:14:14

Welcome Ana! You can share my allsorts when rosesarered chucks them.

Ana Sun 06-Dec-15 19:14:52

I don't think Greyduster is Scottish either...

Bellanonna Sun 06-Dec-15 19:16:48

anno. You can't stand being Scots ? confused

Ana Sun 06-Dec-15 19:17:06

But what the heck! I like the blue bobbly ones and the pink bobbly ones - not keen on the sandwich types.

Ana Sun 06-Dec-15 19:18:14

Ooh yes, just noticed anno's post! tchshock

Greyduster Sun 06-Dec-15 19:32:12

How can it be liquorish if it ends in 'ice'? Where does the 'ish' come in? And why are liquorice allsorts smaller now than they used to be? And you don't get many Berties either, now! No, i'm not Scottish - I wouldn't make a very good Scot, i'm afraid; I don't like bagpipes!

Bellanonna Sun 06-Dec-15 19:40:12

Just one of those eccentricities of our language I think greyduster. Allsorts are definitely not as good as they were, I agree. Another gripe of mine is that flying saucers contain so much less sherbet.

Maggiemaybe Sun 06-Dec-15 20:35:22

Ish, and I love it. Desperately trying to think of any other -ice ending pronounced -ish, but I'm drawing a blank.... hmm

Maggiemaybe Sun 06-Dec-15 20:37:41

Oo, and flying saucers smile. I used to like those tubes of sherbet with licquorice straws - I'll be looking for them in the supermarket now.