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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    One that drives me nuts? pronouncing gnocchi "nok-ee". instead of "nyok-ee". I know it's not a common sound in English, and lots of people have trouble even distinguishing the difference, but it really grates on me.

    As for lego/laygo...I've lived in Adelaide my whole life, and I say lego. There are certainly the lay-goers around though...and they do bug me.
    Hey! Don't blame me! My mum said it that way so of course I did too. :P

    Just remember not all words are pronounced as they're spelt or we would all be calling Thomas "Th"om-as. Or television tele-vis-i-on.

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    My son makes me say yo-ghurt and when I pronounce things the English way he says "You may that in the UK, but in Australia we say..."
    He also got sent to a Speach Therapist at kindy to remove his English accent!

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    I once watched a DVD on Vietnamese cooking and the chef kept saying "Viet-ma-nese". 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManchesterLass View Post
    My son makes me say yo-ghurt and when I pronounce things the English way he says "You may that in the UK, but in Australia we say..."
    He also got sent to a Speach Therapist at kindy to remove his English accent!
    That's rough. We shouldn't all have the same accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbleGuts View Post
    My DH says troth instead of trough and minimin rather than minimum. I used to find it endearing. Now I just want to stab him with a fork 😱
    We say troff when it's something an animal drinks out of and trow when it's in a laundry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I once watched a DVD on Vietnamese cooking and the chef kept saying "Viet-ma-nese". 😂
    My ex-SIL used to say that! She also couldn't pronounce tsunami, she'd say "sa-sar-nee"?!?

    ETA - Just remembered her other one, instead of Aborigine, it was "ab-oh-nidge-or-ee".

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    I said ROOgarge for years til someone gently told me its ruff-age. And I can't say Mitsubishi. I say mitsy-bushi.

    Oh, and when people say 'I bet so-and-so' instead of beat, and 'versed' as in my team versed North Adelaide. Oh, and 'where's that to?' and 'skun' as in 'he got a skun knee'.
    ROOGARGE? I can't even work out which word you mean.

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    My ils aren't great with vocabulary and pronuniation. A few beauties are egg-sel-a-rate rather than accelerate, cumm-ing seeds instead of cu-min.
    And it took me a while to work out that when they say "it feels so real", that they meant surreal.
    And I can't stand tack-o's, I know it as tar-cos, also would/should of instead of would/should have.
    One I always say is chilli con carn, even though I'm pretty sure it's meant to be carn-ee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    ROOGARGE? I can't even work out which word you mean.
    Roughage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    😂😂😂😂😂 ROOgarge 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 ah, that's awesome. Thanks for that one 👍
    lol. I keep reading that as Roo-garage. 😛

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