Pronunciations Sep 23, 2006 How do you pronounce often? Now look it up. How do you pronounce forehead? Now look it up. How do you pronounce Laura? Writing Solid PHP - NextPrevious - Mark Wallace: IMVU Goes SketchUp Have a comment? Send me an email or tweet. follow on Twitter follow with Feedly RSS for the rest Imported Comments [?] sdhawk on Sep 23, 2006 m-w.com has both alternative pronunciations of the first two, plus I've heard the "correct" version you're probably referring to of both of them at some time. But the Laura one is pretty interesting, I don't think I've heard anyone ever say it the way it's supposed to be. zaphkeil on Sep 23, 2006 I'm relatively certain that you're not supposed to pronounce the 't' in often. I don't know for certain about forehead, but I have a nagging suspicion that it's something like 'foe-head'. As for Laura, I've only ever heard it pronounced 'Lore-a(soft a)'. egometry on Sep 24, 2006 Offen. four-head. Bitch. Er, I mean, Lore-a. I refuse to look anything up. tadan on Sep 24, 2006 I fell out of the trip of caring about prescriptive linguistics a long time ago. I do pronounce the 't' in often, though, because it helps slow down my speech a little better. People often ask me to repeat things, so I find it helps to over-enunciate a little. iagirl1984 on Sep 24, 2006 I say the "t" just as much as I don't say it. I say fore - head. And you can pronounce that as an "o" sound "Lor-ah" or in the way you pronounce my name as more of an "ah" sound so "Law-ra". No one believes me, but until I was about 11, I had never even heard my name pronounced "Lor-ah", it was always "Law-ra". idonotlikepeas on Sep 25, 2006 My pronunciations appear to be on the lists. Uh, woo? (Although in the last one, did you mean Laura or laura?) dyna on Sep 27, 2006 the funny bit about Laura is that I've actually had someone tell me that I'm saying my own name wrong. Actually lectured me about it! After the slightly-pissed feeling went away I thought it was hilarious. anonymous on Jun 12, 2008 I usually suck it up when other people (sometimes even other Lauras) mispronounce my name. They "often" do. :) I have to admit, it does make me happy when people say it correctly. I used to hang out with a Lora, and introductions were such a pain. "That's Lore-a. I'm Lah-ra." Nowhere in American English does "au" make an "o" sound.