What words that people mis-pronounce that drive you nuts?

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  1. Gregg Shiu

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    'Idear' and 'warsh'? I've actually never heard those pronounced like that before, fortunately. You guys talking to Coach Zee from Homestarrunner or something? I'll have add my vote to "nucular," and it's surprising how many people have heard that, considering it's not really an everyday word. Tycho on Penny-Arcade linked to several stats culled from across the nation of the different pronunciations for various words, and it was pretty interesting, but since I guess we're talking about mispronounciations, that's a different thing altogether.

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    "Great Jorb!!!!!"

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  2. Jeremy Allin

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    Alzheimers..............All-timers.........[​IMG]
    There is no "T" in this word people. This one drives me nuts. I also have a friend that adds a "T" onto words like 'chef' and 'chess'. Weird.
     
  3. Marvin

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    Louisville mispronounced as "loo-uh-ville".
     
  4. Jeff Gatie

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    Heighth (HEITH). As in "measure the length, width and 'HEIGHTH' of that wall". People, just because the first two words in a series end in 'TH' does not mean the last one does also. Most of the above (idear, aiggs, warsh) can be chocked up to regional accents (I've been know to have an 'idear' or two in my time and dated a southern belle who liked bacon and 'aiggs' for breakfast) but this is the equivalent of saying "past, present and puture" or "mother, father and childer". I got into an argument about this with a guy who insisted it was "heighth" until I asked him to list his "heighth and weighth". He shut up after that.
     
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    Having lived there in my childhood, I hate when people pronounce Lompoc, CA as "Lom-pawk" rather then "Lom-poke". They even do it on tv shows (there is a federal prison and air force base there) that are filmed near there, so someone should know how it is pronounced.

    And the ever popular "aks", as in "I don't know, let me aks my mother that question."
     
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  10. Patrick Sun

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    Most Canadians I know will pronounce "process":

    pro-cess

    while most Americans will pronounce it:

    prah-cess

    For me it's a dead giveaway in determining a Canadian visitor to the US.
     
  11. Steve*Moore

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    Salmon, by puting the "L" in there instead of it being silent.
    I was in a lunch line and overheard this conversation one afternoon.
    Woman: Oh boy, they have sal-mon today.
    Man: Don't you mean sa-mon?
    Woman: Well, where I come from that is the way we pronounce it.
    Man: So...everybody in your hometown is stupid? [​IMG]
    She stomped off, I guess she didn't have sal-mon for lunch that day.
     
  12. Mike Broadman

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    My major pronounciation pet peeve is someone who isn't British pronouncing the t in "often." It's just so out of place and almost sounds awkwardly snootish.

    The t is for them, we say "offin."
     
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    Both my wife and mother in law pronounce clothes as clodes. I'll then ask her for a wash clod.
     
  16. Rob Gardiner

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    The boy who cried "woof".
     
  17. Max Leung

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    For some reason I hate it when people pronounce schedule as "shed-duo" instead of "sked-duo". I don't mind when someone says "sked-jewel" either, as there is just a hint of j in it.
     
  18. Tommy G

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    Actually, aunt is pronounced with the short sound. It is phonetically spelled that way in Webster's dictionary.
    aunt ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ant, änt)
    n.
    The sister of one's father or mother.
    The wife of one's uncle.
    Used as a form of address for an older woman, especially by children.
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/a/a0522500.html
    Now my pet peeve is when someone says it is a mute point. Is it a point we can't hear? No it is a moot point!
     
  19. Dave Poehlman

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    My in-laws are notorious for mispronouncing things.. or just using the wrong word entirely.
    For example: my father-in-law went to the doctor because he was having problems with his prostrate.
    It's not a limousine, it's a lemousine.
    They didn't stay at the Ramada hotel, they stayed at the Ramana.
    You don't drink a glass of milk, you drink a glass of miwk.
    Now, I say these things just to annoy my wife... [​IMG] Since she's a school teacher, it annoys the hell out of her.
    I also hate when people say ideal in place of idea (unless it's me saying it to annoy my wife [​IMG] ).
    When I lived in Texas for a couple of years, my manager had a necklace that said "spoiled rotten" on it. So I said, "are you spolt?" jokingly. But she understood what I was saying and replied "oh yes, I'm spolt rotten"
     
  20. Rob Gardiner

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    Herbert would like some sherbert. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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