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    Oh and my family make fun of me for mispronouncing words all the time "what's sput-umm (sputum?) " and saying a plant was desi-duous (deciduous )". They often make me read things to see how wrong I can get it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManchesterLass View Post
    Oh and my family make fun of me for mispronouncing words all the time "what's sput-umm (sputum?) " and saying a plant was desi-duous (deciduous )". They often make me read things to see how wrong I can get it...
    Naw, that's mean. Though I get DS2 to say mosquito all the time because he says "skayto", but that's different. I do it because it's cute and he's little.

    I only correct people on the Moet / mo-wee / mo-way thing because it's more a "did you know" than a "er, dumbarse, you're saying it wrong". That being said, I wish someone had corrected me on the "epitome" thing so I didn't say it wrong for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I didn't mean legal in the literal sense, simply that it was widely accepted. But I couldn't think of the phrase "widely accepted" when I was writing the post 😂
    Ok but I'm still not convinced the "she" pronunciation is incorrect. I actually can't stand it when people pronounce any "tiate" words "siate". Just what you get used to I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ok but I'm still not convinced the "she" pronunciation is incorrect. I actually can't stand it when people pronounce any "tiate" words "siate". Just what you get used to I guess.
    Crossed wires, neither are incorrect I don't think, and I say "she" not "si".

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    An old friend used to pronounce mediocre as 'medi-core'.

    It was dang funny so I didn't correct her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    An old friend used to pronounce mediocre as 'medi-core'.

    It was dang funny so I didn't correct her
    That sounds like an army medical team

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    My DD has just started the cutest mispronunciation, she pronounces acorn as 'achey-corn'....OMG so cute! 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    DH can't say 'crayon'. He pronounces it 'crown' and it ****s me!
    I pronounce it crown. Drives DH mad, but I hate the other way - it sounds weird

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    Most of these are bug bears of mine. Especially aks, pecific, somethink/somefink, youse.
    Not mispronunciations but also detest these mixups:
    His instead of he's. OMFG I hate this lol.
    Been instead of being.
    'Would of' instead of 'would have'
    Also don't like the term (as someone else said) 'of a xyz' eg I like a wine of a night.
    My DH will often write hay instead of hey in a text. That bugs me but I let it go. One of the few that I do haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    Really..? I'm the opposite, grew up in Qld and moved to sa 3 years ago. Had never heard of Laygo until I arrived here. I'm not talking about 1 or 2 people either, it's nearly every person that brings Lego up. I actually joke with them that 'I know they are from Adelaide when they say Laygo' lol.
    When I was living down south, 3 South Australian women in our playgroup used to pronounce it as 'Lay-go' and I was gobsmacked because until meeting them I had only ever heard it pronounced as Lego.


 

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