+ Reply to Thread
Page 39 of 58 FirstFirst ... 29373839404149 ... LastLast
Results 381 to 390 of 574
  1. #381
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    986
    Thanks
    439
    Thanked
    270
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by babycake View Post
    I am with you Girl X. When I lived in the uk The first time i said "marone" the whole office stopped and looked at me. They thought it was the funniest thing they had ever heard. Then they said you don't say "Ballone"(for balloon) why say "marone" for maroon. I think the band is pronounced Maroon Five too.
    I think a lot of mispronounciations can be confused with dialects as well The english language is forever changing.
    I say marone for the footy team or colour, but maroon for maroon five.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bezzy For This Useful Post:

    babycake  (25-01-2013),FindMyLunch  (28-01-2013)

  3. #382
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    5,946
    Thanks
    1,973
    Thanked
    2,080
    Reviews
    16
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    BTW, I totally just Googled 'Chester Draws' and OMG! I cannot believe how many people call it that

  4. #383
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    163
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    143
    Reviews
    0

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Check out the people on eBay selling 'ottermans' with their couches...

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Northerly For This Useful Post:

    lambjam  (26-01-2013)

  6. #384
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KnockKnockPenny View Post
    So do I! But everyone I know says 'meem-o' and the look at me weird and correct me when I say it :-(
    Really? I say mem-o. I thought most people did?

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using BubHub

  7. #385
    HugsBunny's Avatar
    HugsBunny is offline Once upon a time there was a bunny.........
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,603
    Thanks
    4,531
    Thanked
    1,966
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I say mem-o

  8. #386
    SPC's Avatar
    SPC is offline Senior Member
    Winner 2010- The Most Passionate Crusader Award
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    4,509
    Thanks
    313
    Thanked
    658
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I say "huh-RASS"...
    Lots of people do. Apparently there was a radio show years ago where a character pronounced it incorrectly as a joke and it caught on. One of those annoying cultural tics like om nom nom. Though they work both ways, I now can't say excellent without echoing Mr Burns so I just don't say it at all.

  9. #387
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,020
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    607
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I cringe everytime I hear the "Erbal Essense" ads on TV..it's Herbal! No silent H!!
    I think its a US thing, but irks me no end! They are herbs, not erbs! LOL..

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Kaybaby For This Useful Post:

    DesperatelySeekingSleep  (25-01-2013)

  11. #388
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    The Entrance North NSW
    Posts
    450
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Maker View Post
    Lol true!

    Sent from my HTC One X using BubHub
    You ladies probably missed my previous post. My step mum says targets.

  12. #389
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    742
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    62
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    It's not exactly pronouncing but I cAnt stand when people write 'his' where they actually mean 'he's!! For example "look where HIS going"!!

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mum2mj For This Useful Post:

    angelini  (26-01-2013),Little Boys Blue  (26-01-2013),Little Mrs R  (26-01-2013)

  14. #390
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    177
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    35
    Reviews
    0

    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by mum2mj View Post
    It's not exactly pronouncing but I cAnt stand when people write 'his' where they actually mean 'he's!! For example "look where HIS going"!!
    Thissss!!! And the other way too, and especially when they actually do pronounce it that was too!!

    "That was he's one!" are you kidding!? Lol!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Front wheel drive vs Rear wheel drive
    By Sairz in forum General Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 20-06-2012, 11:00
  2. Replies: 119
    Last Post: 19-06-2012, 13:27
  3. Replies: 162
    Last Post: 05-03-2012, 00:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Little Rugby NSW
Catch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy classes for BOYS and GIRLS aged 2yrs – 7th birthday.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!