Why Americans Pronounce "Tuesday" Differently to the British

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A less-covered but nonetheless noticeable difference between British and American English is the pronunciation of the initial consonant in words like "Tuesday." Most Brits—just as they do with words like tune, Tunisia, or tulip—pronounce this syllable as a ch-sound (tʃ), while Americans—in nearly all cases—pronounce it with a t-sound (t). In other words, the British pronounce "Tuesday" as TYOOZday (tju:zdeɪ) or CHOOZday (tʃu:zdeɪ), while the Americans opt for TOOZday (tu:zdeɪ). The reason for this is actually quite a nuanced one. However, before I get to that, let's take a look at another example, as well as some exceptions that prove the rule.