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I heard people pronouncing "Probably" as "Praw-b-lee", is this limited to particular area or it is correct pronunciation every should follow.

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  • Related: Elision in the pronunciation of “probably” Both "b"s may even be lost, resulting in "prolly". Note: I don't think this word is pronounced "praw-blee" for speakers who use a different vowel in the words "thought" and "lot".
    – herisson
    Oct 30 '17 at 17:00
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    I can hardly think of any word with a pronunciation "that everyone should follow".
    – oerkelens
    Oct 30 '17 at 17:04
  • This is prolly Off Topic (POB). Which I can still write in a comment on ELU (where I've noted JLawler among others writing probly), but on my smartphone it's just too much trouble to override the full spelling from predictive text. Oct 30 '17 at 17:11
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    @sumelic it may not be correct break up in syllables, but you got it right. Some times people ignore both "Bs".
    – paul
    Oct 30 '17 at 17:11
  • @FumbleFingers Fingers fumbling literally ... :). How come it is off topic?
    – paul
    Oct 30 '17 at 17:15