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    Default Mispronounced Words *spin off*

    Following on from the "sixth" thread, what are some of your favorite mispronounced words, or ones that really grind your gears?

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    Arks......it's ask! Grrrrrrrrrr, makes me cringe.

    my bestie works in HR employing people and she says "arks". I have corrected her and she got really cross and said "I know it's ask, but I've always said arks. I don't know why it upsets people to be honest. It's not even really wrong". I had no response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    Arks......it's ask! Grrrrrrrrrr, makes me cringe.

    my bestie works in HR employing people and she says "arks". I have corrected her and she got really cross and said "I know it's ask, but I've always said arks. I don't know why it upsets people to be honest. It's not even really wrong". I had no response!
    I hear ya!

    One of my oldest friends, who is well spoken and intelligent still says arks.

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    Aaaaahhhhh....

    'VUNrable' is my biggest one.

    A woman I work with (the one who says Shar-MAY-leon instead of chameleon) says restaurong which drives me insane.

    I dated a guy who says 'tour-kwuz' for turquoise.

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    Grinds my gears:

    Fillim for film

    Adeedahs for addidas

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    I'm just going to copy and paste my post from the original thread:

    I also dislike arks instead of ask, asterix instead of asterisk and adding a k onto the end of words ending in "ing" (somethink, everythink etc).

    And don't get me started on the pronunciations of maroon (the colour) and asphalt. When I hear "marone" and "ashfelt" I twitch.

    I will also add expresso instead of espresso (SIL, I'm looking at you), negoSiate instead of negoSHEate (though I appreSHEate the former is "legal" I just don't like it) and laygo instead of Lego. It's Lego. The end.

    I also correct people when they said mo-ay instead of Mo-ett when referring to the champers. It's mo-ette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    A woman I work with (the one who says Shar-MAY-leon instead of chameleon)
    That is hilarious

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    One more - my mum pronounces the name Evelyn as Eve lyn. For some reason it really irritates me.

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    Slightly off topic but my DP and I chose DD's name over text message. He works overseas so we text heaps. Since DD has been born we just call her by her nick name. When she was a few months old a friend asked how to pronounce her name. As it turns out, DP and I have very different ideas about how to say it! We still don't agree on the pronunciation so will just let DD decide when she's bigger.

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    Default Mispronounced Words *spin off*

    Not sure if this counts or not, but "youse" instead of you, are you etc. It's not a freaking word people! I immediately judge people who do this.

    ETA. I'm also with @Moxy on pretty much everything in her list. Except the champers one... I don't drink so I wouldn't have a clue what's right or wrong so I have no opinion/issue with however anyone says it haha
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