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    If only I "could of" thought of one. Oh wait I mean could've as in COULD HAVE!

    I also enjoy teasing my BIL by calling Jay-Z, Jay Zed. I am Australian and will pronounce the letters in the alphabet as I was taught, I do not need to sing Zee so that it rhymes with "me".
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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrunks View Post
    Someone asked earlier and I'm still wondering, are people suggesting we should pronounce harass as "Harris"??
    Also I think the reason people (including sometimes me lol) say Myer's is because the store was once owned by Mr Myer, so it belongs to him... Or did once upon a time.
    This should help, hover your mouse of the word 'Harass' which is written in pink: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?wor...&submit=Submit

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I say marone for the footy team or colour, but maroon for maroon five.
    I do this too!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Not exactly mispronounced but a FB friend had written about how she'd "conquered" a chore. Only she wrote "concord."

    It took me a while to figure out what she even meant.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    A girl I know and her mother pronounce stuff wrong ALL the time! Drives me crazy!

    Anything that ends with 'ing' is pronounced 'een'

    Coming - Comeen
    Something - sometheen
    Going - go-een
    Taking - takeen

    Argh!

    Also the girl is a TEACHER so I expect better pronounciation!

    Others she says are:

    Alcol - alcohol
    Atsept / atsepteen- accept/accepting
    Etcellerator - accelerator
    Onvelope - envelope (I don't know which is correct but I say ENvelope

    There are heaps more I can't think of now

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Con-trov-ersy or contro-versy...

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Con-tro-versy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Many letter names do not begin with the letter they represent. F, h, l, m, n, r, s, u, w, x, y.

    It makes as much sense to say we should change "w" to "wubbleyou"
    Ok but in L you still have the sound, m, n, etc ... Same for most the others. In aitch there is not even a trace of the breathy "h"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Ok but in L you still have the sound, m, n, etc ... Same for most the others. In aitch there is not even a trace of the breathy "h"
    Same with "w".

    I remember when I was in grade 4 telling my Mother that my teacher told us the letter was pronounced "haitch". In between hyperventilating she reached for the dictionary to show me that the letter is spelt "aitch" and I remember the definition "the 8th letter of the alphabet".

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Hubby says Ya-gurt as in Yacht instead of Yo-gurt. Drives. Me. Batty.
    I'm with your hubby on that one. Yo-gurt sounds too American.


 

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