I was recently listening to the Pink Floyd song "Pigs (Three different ones)" and a line in the chorus goes,
Ha ha, charade you are!
In the context of the song I am nearly sure that the word
charade is intended to mean something or someone that is a fake. What interests me is the way that the word is pronounced.
It is being pronounced
Sha-r-ahhh-d (Not sure how to convey a long
ah accent but that is the intent. As an American, I have only ever heard this word pronounced more like
My question is, is there a single correct pronunciation of the word, or is this simply pronounced differently in England as compared to America (US, Canada)? Or... is this simply just a poetic pronunciation of the word in the song for effect and uniqueness?