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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15-01-2016 14:28 #1
Mispronounced Words *spin off*
15-01-2016 14:33 #2
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!
15-01-2016 14:38 #3
15-01-2016 14:55 #4
'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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15-01-2016 15:02 #5
Grinds my gears:
Fillim for film
Adeedahs for addidas
15-01-2016 15:03 #6
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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15-01-2016 15:03 #7
15-01-2016 15:04 #8
One more - my mum pronounces the name Evelyn as Eve lyn. For some reason it really irritates me.
15-01-2016 15:05 #9
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.
15-01-2016 15:09 #10
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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