+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 16 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 153
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks
    2,141
    Thanked
    2,807
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,369
    Thanks
    500
    Thanked
    1,489
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to deku For This Useful Post:

    CakeyMumma  (15-01-2016)

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks
    2,141
    Thanked
    2,807
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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'?

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to amyd For This Useful Post:

    BabyG4  (15-01-2016)

  6. #24
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    8,366
    Thanks
    5,898
    Thanked
    4,929
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    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!!!?

  7. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    839
    Thanked
    779
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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!

  8. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,479
    Thanks
    1,369
    Thanked
    2,921
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to M'LadyEm For This Useful Post:

    harvs  (15-01-2016),Renn  (15-01-2016)

  10. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    2,263
    Thanks
    700
    Thanked
    771
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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.

  11. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,732
    Thanks
    906
    Thanked
    2,838
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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).

  12. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    122
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked
    32
    Reviews
    3
    I once had a friend who was from NSW - she said 'new sowf wales' everytime! Arghhh!

  13. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,309
    Thanks
    697
    Thanked
    688
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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!

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Sally1981 For This Useful Post:

    Mezmerised  (15-01-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. How many words???
    By Mama of 1 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28-06-2015, 23:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Little Kickers NSWLittle Kickers was launched in 2002 in the UK and arrived Down Under in 2009. Our motto is “Play not Push” and we ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›