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This is a poll about your pronunciation of the word forehead.
In the poll forrid=to rhyme with horrid and torrid
fore-head= you say it like you would those two words (however that might be in your dialect of English)

(eta- sorry, I just realised I didn;t give non-native speakers any options, and now I can't change the poll! feel free to leave your answer in the comments if this applies to you)

Poll #1379724 Horrid foreheads

I am a ... from .... and I say it like ....

Native Speaker- USA/Canada- fore-head
243(72.3%)
Native Speaker- USA/Canada- forrid
10(3.0%)
Native Speaker- UK- fore-head
34(10.1%)
Native Speaker- UK- forrid
7(2.1%)
Native Speaker- Aus / NZ- fore-head
17(5.1%)
Native Speaker- Aus / NZ- forrid
8(2.4%)
Native Speaker- other - fore-head
3(0.9%)
Native Speaker- other- forrid
1(0.3%)
Non-native speaker
13(3.9%)

How do you feel about the other pronunciation?

I use one pronunciation but the other one is ok too
90(27.2%)
The other one sounds weird to me, but I hear people say it all the time
59(17.8%)
I've never heard the other one in my life before
151(45.6%)
The other one sounds stupid and snobby to me
6(1.8%)
The other one sounds stupid and uneducated to me
25(7.6%)
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