How do you pronounce this word?

figure

ex: figure skating.
ex: she has a nice figure.
ex: I need to figure how long the job will take me.

There is a white American female on a national TV show that uses this word, figure.
The way she pronounces it, seems to be curious, if not wrong.
It can not be because of her ethnicity, she is American, Caucasian.
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davesgonebananasCommented:
FI'guh - but then I'm British.
RogieeCommented:
fig-yer
RogieeCommented:
Some people pronounce it "figger", which annoys me :)

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nickg5Author Commented:
Well, British won't work.

I have always pronounced it:

Fig-ur ("ur" as in the way some people say "your" like "ur" house instead of "your" house)

I think Rogiee using Fig-yer is the same way I have always pronounced this word.
I've only known one person to pronounce it different, and it is this nice lady on a national business show.
She trades currencies.
She always says things like: I'm doing this or that, and when it gets to within x% of the "figger" I'm out. She is the only person I've ever heard say it that way, and she ought to know better, She is not of some ethnicity that uses slang.
nickg5Author Commented:
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nickg5Author Commented:
And I was not referring to Europeans as using slang.
I meant there are people of color that use slang, and broken English.
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