There's a longtime member of my club that says deh-CALS. Never heard it that way before.There's a YouTube channel called Testor's Model Workshop (I think), the host is from New Zealand or Australia, and I guess in that region of the world they pronounce the word "Decals" differently. I would say "Dee-kals", he would say "deckles". It was kind of funny the first time I heard it.
For the record, I've never heard Dee-tails pronounced any other way.
And lets just leave alternate pronunciations of Aluminum alone entirely....It's amazing when pronunciation changes the word entirely...in one of my renal pathology classes, the prof (a UK chap) kept saying things like, "when the caPILLaries..." which is an acceptable variant of the US pronunciation of "CAP-illary", so I got that, but then he would add, "when the caPILLaries are DILL-ah-ted"...and I would be lost. Took me a few classes to figure out he was saying "DIE-lay-ted" which is how we say "dilated".
Then in Gynecologic cytology program, my Indian professor couldn't say the "V" sound, it came out as a "W", so the lectures on "wiral infection manifestation of the wagina and wulwa" were interesting!
So this is embarassing, but related...I don't have a lot of opportunity to talk "rockets" in my daily life (and truth be told, am rather introverted, so even if given the opportunity, I might sit it out). I find myself REPEATEDLY (e.g. not just once or twice) panicking when I have to use the word "fillet" in a discussion about rocketry with non-rocketry folk. For whatever reason, I absolutely go into panic mode and blurt out "fill-AYE" like a filet of cod, or filet mignon. I figure this is because who else uses the term "fill-ETT", and both are acceptable spellings (one "L" or two) in the case of food. I know this has been covered elsewhere, but it bears repeating.There's a longtime member of my club that says deh-CALS. Never heard it that way before.
And lets just leave alternate pronunciations of Aluminum alone entirely....