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WD-40 pronunciation question treated badly

It's been reopened and the title has also now been edited to remove the obvious misconception from generalising the particular (which probably contributed to closure).
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Are questions about pronunciation notation ok?

The phonotactic constraints of English will strictly circumscribe what the pronunciation of your brand name is (so, for example /sdæ/ will be impossible, but /stɑ:/ would be perfectly fine). In ...
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Are questions about pronunciation notation ok?

Of course, in general, questions about pronunciation notations and their correspondence with actual pronunciation are on-topic. But you question could easily be off-topic for other reasons, eg 'How ...
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Online pronunciation dictionary for conversational version of phrases

Forvo.com is a crowd-sourced "pronouncing dictionary" that aims to have recordings of pronunciations for every word in the world. It doesn't use IPA, but if you want to know how a word is pronounced ...
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WD-40 pronunciation question treated badly

It should remain closed. I (British English - Yes, they sell it here and in the rest of Europe) have listened to the linked Youtube video and nowhere do I hear anything but "double-you-dee-forty&...
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Where can I find a list of English words sorted by popularity, together with their pronunciations?

OED.com Online, yes. Free, no. But you may be able to get in via your library or another institution. (In my case, I don't pay for my subscription; my college does.) The OED is a historical ...
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