The pronunciations of "baloney" and "bologna" are...
@anke baloney and bologna are the same, but Bologna (the place name) is different
(English 1st language)
@anke the only reason the pronunciation of the place name doesn't change is *because* it's a place name. Proper nouns are special.
@anke also, what do you mean bologna isn't just Oscar Meyer trying to make a cheap knockoff of salami in the 50s
(only mostly joking)
(For context, I complained about the subtitles of a US TV show not including a joke where the spoken line was someone being fed "baloney" (nonsense) and the subtitles saying "bologna", and the person I mentioned it being confused because apparently they pronounce "bologna" like "baloney", and I was, and remain, baffled)
there's a joke about it also in a Simpsons episode and weird al yankovic singing my bologna
PS Cold cut named Bologna in Bologna is called "mortadella" and while in every part of the worl is thought as the shittiest one,here's gourmet stuff:)
@anke this is pure infohazard: I didn't want this knowledge in my head, I reject it, and I don't know how to get rid of it.
@Anke It took me a long time to realise that the sausage known as "polony" was derived from Bologna.
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