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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    Chaise lounge. Am I right in saying it shayse not chase?

    I would probably drive you all mad as a few friends and I mispronounce some words onpurpose. Gor-met (gourmet) and satch-et (sachet) for example. The problem is its such a habit I do it around everyone! I actually had had someone correct me the other day "actually it's pronounced Gor-may". I was too embarrasses to admit it was on purpose so I just said "oh thanks, I didnt know that"
    I'd prefer to tell someone I had deliberately mispronounced the word than to let them think I'm stoopid (lol - that's one of the words I regularly mispronounce on purpose, just for fun)

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    I work with a woman who is always saying things incorrectly and it's so frustrating.
    ...'or should I say fus-trating.
    She also does the arx / ask thing and 'tis-arfternoon. Grrr

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    My uncle drives an Audi. He pronounces it like audio without the o and not owdee.

    Weird.

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    Girl x - are you meaning a for pasta as in at? I say pahsta, but not a long drawn out ahhhhhhhhhh! Can't say I know many people who say paaasta here??

    Just noticed you are English, so maybe you were meaning in Britain as opposed to Australia??

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    I know someone who says 'atomic' fluid instead of 'amniotic' fluid

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Also, I used to live in Eyre Street (named after the explorer). His name is pronounced air, but I had many disagreements with the silly taxi drivers and locals because they would pronounce it eye-r.
    I recall a specific time when I got in the taxi, said Eyre st (pronounced air) and the taxi driver asked if I meant eye-r st, no I meant air, no eye-r. We went back and forth for a while lol
    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Yep, we found it odd when we moved here too!
    I think I might live in the same town too and I use the local pronunciation (Eye-R). In my defence though I did grow up here and have only ever known it to be pronounced Eye-R and I promise I am well aware of the correct pronunciation . I've always thought it was weird how its pronounced differently to Lake Eyre (Air).

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    If people question you, the champagne is named after a person's surname, who was Austrian or some other nationality - sorry I can't remember and am too tired to google it!! ie - not French, therefore, the T is not silent.
    Dutch

    I just take evasive action... It's not my favourite one anyway, so luckily don't have to name it too often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    It's nar-chos
    And whilst we're at it, if you're talking about tortillas as in the Mexican flat bread it's, pronounced as though the "ll" is a y. In Mexican Spanish a double-l is pronounced as though it is a "y".
    DH & I buy tortillas regularly & have pronounced it with the L sound ever since we overheard a couple in the supermarket doing so... I wonder if they were genuinely mispronouncing it or having a joke like we do?

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    Fil-ett o' fish instead of fil-ay o' fish. It's like filet mignon people! (Well, it's not, but you know what I mean).

    Hypochondriact.

    OMFG there's no t on the end!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Girl x - are you meaning a for pasta as in at? I say pahsta, but not a long drawn out ahhhhhhhhhh! Can't say I know many people who say paaasta here??

    Just noticed you are English, so maybe you were meaning in Britain as opposed to Australia??
    Yes, in England we say it with a short 'a' as in 'cat', whereas Aussies say an 'ah' sound for it. I was just joking about how, to us Brits, the chain shop 'Faster Pasta' makes no sense as it doesn't rhyme... (Unless, of course, you come from northern England, where they often say 'faster' with a short 'a' too!)

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