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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by hollychops View Post
    Haha are u a uk northerner? Do u say book as in spook?
    I am a Scot and do this. My friends make me say "cooking book" on a regular basis as they find it very amusing

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Yep, we found it odd when we moved here too!
    I hope you haven't been converted!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    My FIL is from NZ southland and says salmon like sarmon! And mocha with the "ch" like chair! He says lots of weird stuff.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I have a couple more:

    I have known some people to pronounce 'want' as 'waahnt'.

    Pronouncing 'ate' as 'et' - "I et steak for dinner."

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    My husband has picked up on me saying "says" instead of sez. My argument is my Scottish heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I am a Scot and do this. My friends make me say "cooking book" on a regular basis as they find it very amusing
    Tee hee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Err - but pasta is pronounced pahsta in Italy.....all A's are pronounced AHH in Italy...
    Ah, but 'pasta' (with the short a) is the traditional English pronunciation... I'm guessing Australia says it the Italian way because of the percentage of Italian migrants living here???

    There are many other Italian words that are said (here and in England) in a more anglicised way. E.g., a lot of people say "tag-lee-ah-tell-ee" instead of "tah-lee-yah-tell-ee".

    On that note...

    People saying "croh-sont" instead of "krwah-sahn" (croissant). Fair enough if people don't want to go overboard with the French pronunciation, but saying the final 't' makes me twitch a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    YES! Thank you!

    But this one leaves me with a horrid dilemma. I know that it should be Mow-ett, but also that most people think it's Mow-ay or (worse) Mow-ee, so I worry that if I say it correctly then everyone else will think I'm an idiot!

    So I just avoid ever saying it...

    If people question you, the champagne is named after a person's surname, who was Dutch - sorry I can't remember and am too tired to google it!! ie - not French, therefore, the T is not silent.
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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Expresso for espresso.

    Pacific instead of specific.

    Aks instead of ask.

    Irregardless for regardless.

    Mute instead of moot ('mute point' lol)
    Unfortunately I'm pretty sure irregardless is actually a word, albeit generally unaccepted. DH & I checked one night after a couple of drinks and now use it as a pi$$ take.

    I hate when Edinburgh and loch are pronounced Edin-burg and lock. It makes my ears hurt (Lachlan was almost on our list of names until I realised he would forever be called Lockie which would make me scratch my skin off).

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    The way people pronounce the suburb Reservoir in Melbourne.

    I maintain that it should be pronounced reso-vwar
    I know what's with this? Reservoor??? I haven't lived in melbs that long and find this really funny.


 

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