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


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#21 of 265 OFFLINE   Gregg Shiu

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Posted June 04 2004 - 12:56 AM

'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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#22 of 265 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:05 AM

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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.

#23 of 265 OFFLINE   Marvin

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:05 AM

Louisville mispronounced as "loo-uh-ville".

#24 of 265 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:22 AM

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.

#25 of 265 OFFLINE   Randy Tennison

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:53 AM

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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#26 of 265 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted June 04 2004 - 02:43 AM

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Alas, it is not possible for a Brit to answer this question without offending the entire American nation.


Please, what's with you and your fear of the letters t and d?

It's pronounced LITTLE...not Li' ole

You can't just leave out letters because you're British.

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#27 of 265 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted June 04 2004 - 02:51 AM

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Alas, it is not possible for a Brit to answer this question without offending the entire American nation.

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Actually, one of the ones that bugs me is when people pronounce 'roof' as 'ruff'. To me, it's always been rOOf.

Not really a mispronounciation, but one of the things that drives me nuts is when people say "I seen" rather than "I've seen" or "I saw". My sister-in-law does that one a lot...drives me crazy.

Side note: As a Canadian, I'd just like to say that I have never, EVER said 'aboot'. It's always been 'about' ... never 'aboot'. I *think* that's only a east-coast thing. Posted Image

#28 of 265 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted June 04 2004 - 02:56 AM

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Side note: As a Canadian, I'd just like to say that I have never, EVER said 'aboot'. It's always been 'about' ... never 'aboot'. I *think* that's only a east-coast thing.


East coast Canada? You Canadians, always in denial about the "aboat" thing. Dude, it's there. Posted Image

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#29 of 265 OFFLINE   mark alan

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Posted June 04 2004 - 02:58 AM

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Louisville mispronounced as "loo-uh-ville".

Yes, it is supposed to be pronounced as loo-uh-vul (at least if you live in kentucky).

#30 of 265 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 04 2004 - 02:58 AM

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.
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#31 of 265 OFFLINE   Steve*Moore

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Posted June 04 2004 - 03:00 AM

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.

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She stomped off, I guess she didn't have sal-mon for lunch that day.

#32 of 265 OFFLINE   Mike Broadman

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Posted June 04 2004 - 03:04 AM

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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Posted June 04 2004 - 03:15 AM

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"lie-berry" as in Seattle Public


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#34 of 265 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted June 04 2004 - 03:39 AM

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East coast Canada? You Canadians, always in denial about the "aboat" thing. Dude, it's there.


Nonsense.

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#35 of 265 OFFLINE   Philip_T

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Posted June 04 2004 - 04:19 AM

Both my wife and mother in law pronounce clothes as clodes. I'll then ask her for a wash clod.

#36 of 265 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted June 04 2004 - 04:26 AM

The boy who cried "woof".

#37 of 265 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted June 04 2004 - 04:38 AM

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.
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#38 of 265 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted June 04 2004 - 04:56 AM

Aunt

Don't know why but i bugs me when people say ant for their Aunt....


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.

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#39 of 265 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted June 04 2004 - 05:05 AM

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... Posted Image 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 Posted Image ).

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"

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Posted June 04 2004 - 05:11 AM

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