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    I had a replacement manager at work for about 6 months and I just couldn't take her seriously when she said 'youse' and 'arks'. Didn't help that she had a very typical bogan name and was blonde. Lovely lady but it was ridiculously frustrating.

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    I once dated a guy who pronounced penguin "pinguin" and sandwich "sangwich".
    Both subtle enough that I couldn't really complain, but totally drove me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    South Australians pronounce Lego as lay-go.. I don't understand how they can get laygo out of Lego.

    My hubby doesn't have a lisp but always says free instead of three. I correct him everytime especially when one of our DD's has started copying him.
    I maintain they are trying to sound exotic - isn't Le in French pronounced 'Lay'?

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    I hate should of, would of, could of or worse woulda coulda shoulda.

    I also hate me instead of my.

    Frofy instead of frothy

    Arks is annoying too, I mean how hard is it!!!?

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    Reckon-ise instead of recognise.
    And it's not a pronunciation thing, but people saying 'correct', when they mean they agree, or yes. I feel like I'm being assessed. ****s me to tears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    South Australians pronounce Lego as lay-go.. I don't understand how they can get laygo out of Lego.
    I beg to differ. I was born in SA and spent the first 7yrs of my life down there (and played with a lot of Lego). It was and always will be Lego. I had never heard anyone pronounce it Lay-go until I moved to QLD. All of my family in SA refer to it as Lego too.

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    Pacific instead of specific (and the derivatives thereof).

    As for the Lego / Laygo debate, I've spent all but 6 months of my 41 years in Adelaide, and I'd never heard it pronounced Laygo until a couple of years ago.

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    I'm Scottish and a lot of my family have very strong Glaswegian accents (and believe it or not, it when you throw in the old Scot slang, it's almost its own dialect) and many pronounce film as filum, sandwich as sangwich and a few other anomolies. But IMO there's a difference between someone saying something differently because of an accent vs blatantly mispronouncing something (like sharmayleon 😂). My uncle pronounces Audi (the car) as if it's audio without the o, as opposed to "owdi". It grates on me every time he says it. But it's hard to discern whether he's "wrong" because of his accent and I'm just used to hearing the Aussie pronunciation of a German word (which in German has far less twang than how it's pronounced in everyday Aussie vernacular).

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    I once had a friend who was from NSW - she said 'new sowf wales' everytime! Arghhh!

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    This thread is made for me:

    'Myself', as in 'please refer to John or myself'. It's what bogans say when they're trying to sound posh.

    'Of a weekend/night' etc as in 'I like to go to the beach of a weekend'. I don't even know if that's incorrect, I just hate it.

    Any misuse of your/you're.

    Any misuse of lose/loose.

    I actually accept that this is pure snobbery on my part and I should concentrate on being a nicer person but I can't stand it!

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