Every time I hear this (just been listening to dungeoncast episode) it drives me nuts, like fingernails on a blackboard...there is a 'u' in it, so is "Centaur" like "Dinosaur".....aargh
True story. I had a friend order a Barbarian Cream donut once. My brother, I and the waitress bursted out laughing. He couldnt understand why until we told him its Bavarian Cream not Barbarian Cream. In his defense his nickname was "Dummy".Is this like Kaiser Salad and Seltic Music?
Appalachian English is closer to Shakespearean English than that modern RP stuff you do in the old country. Maybe there is a user near the Blue Ridge Mountains that can settle this pronunciation question for us before this thread goes nukular?
Why do Americans pronounce centaurs "centars"???
Its American public education at its finest.