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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganMum View Post
    My grandma says la-z
    ZON- ya not sure where the "o" sound came from but I'm constantly correcting her.
    She also says Aldis instead of just Aldi, oh and Saveways instead of Safeway.
    She also always says me instead of my eg. Me arm hurts. Drives me nuts!!
    You just reminded me of "Myers."
    "I went to Myers."

    No, you went to Myer. Surely you saw it was without an "s" when you walked underneath the massive sign at the entrance? It drives me mental.

    I also hate "hung." As in, "Betty May hung herself." No, actually, Betty May HANGED herself. Yes yes, it sounds like incorrect English, but it's not. She may have HUNG out the washing, but when it involves a body, she HANGED herself.

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    Im loving these... im laughing at some of them as they drive me crazy too.

    I thought of another one:

    When people say: Orff for OFF.

    GRRR!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I've noticed a lot of people say ca-YOOT when they say cute. Why? There's no a in there!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    You just reminded me of "Myers."
    "I went to Myers."

    No, you went to Myer. Surely you saw it was without an "s" when you walked underneath the massive sign at the entrance? It drives me mental.

    I also hate "hung." As in, "Betty May hung herself." No, actually, Betty May HANGED herself. Yes yes, it sounds like incorrect English, but it's not. She may have HUNG out the washing, but when it involves a body, she HANGED herself.
    I always thought when people put an s on the end of stores, it was beacause it's the name of the store. So instead of saying 'I went to Myer's department store' you just say 'I went to Myer's' and the rest was implied?

    Could be wrong though

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    BUt nobody says "I went to Targets/Big W's/K-Marts."

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Aloominum vs aluminum. Argh

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    BUt nobody says "I went to Targets/Big W's/K-Marts."
    Lol true!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Oh yes sorry I'm on board with whether it's "me" or "I". I think I am being too pedantic, for instance would I say

    "Would you like to come to the movies with me and Hannah?" Or

    "Would you like to come to the movies with Hannah and me?"

    Does this not matter?
    Both are grammatically correct, but in English we usually put the other person ahead of ourselves in a sentence because it's polite

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Aloominum vs aluminum. Argh
    Both are correct! It's not just pronunciation, Americans actually spell it "aluminum". The metal itself was named and renamed a few times after it was discovered, which led to different scientists adopting different names

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    This Hannah girl sure is busy!

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