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Josh
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Poll: The word is "debacle."
I pronounce debacle as:
dee-bahk-el
deh-bahk-el
dee-back-el
deh-back-el
deb-a-cul
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Inspired by Steve Kroft.
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None of the above: "day"

Edit: Choices 1, 2, and 5 are okay too.
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"Oh shit"
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The poll doesn't indicate which syllable has the emphasis, so I couldn't answer. I rarely have the chance to use this fine old word, but when I do, I pronounce it:

"deh-BAH-kull".

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"duh-bokkle"
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Deh-BAH-kuhl.
 
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day bah cul

Or, in the military, "clusterfuck".
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col_w wrote:
day bah cul

Or, in the military, "clusterfuck".

Don't forget FUBAR.
 
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