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Why is the word 'ask' pronounced like 'arsk' in the UK?

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June 23, 2017 12:48PM

It depends what part of the UK you come from. Different regional dialects pronounce ask differently. It's the same between america and the UK.... Both countries speak the same language - the dialects have simply evolved over time.

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June 23, 2017 4:08AM

As a general rule, it isn't. However, some people do say 'arsked' - some because of localised pronunciation and others trying to be amusing and copying actor Bernard Bresslaw from an old television comedy whose catchphrase was 'I only arsked'.