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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    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.
    A guy I went to school with said "panguin" instead of penguin. Why?!???

    And ex boss said "ludacrist" instead of ludicrous. It was a favourite word so was said often!

    Ugh!

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    One for myself, when I was younger I once misread epitome as epitoime so went around for years bandying about the made up word "epi-twahm" thinking I was so fancy knowing a posh word and saying how things were totally the epi-twahm of such and such.

    When I really looked at the word you know, 8 years later, and saw how it was actually spelled I
    1) died
    2) realised what people meant when I'd heard them say "e-pit-o-mee" and
    3) saw the irony in my being the absolute epitome of an epi-twaht 😏
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    My DP and his youngest DS have the same shaped mouths, and they both pronounce the word clothes as 'cloves'. If he tries to pronounce it properly he looks hilarious sticking his tongue right out, trying to emphasise the 'th' sound. Haha

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    The first time I saw the word paradigm, I pronounced it para-dig-mmmmm πŸ˜‹

    Someone I know says krish-ening instead of christening. Drives me insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    The first time I saw the word paradigm, I pronounced it para-dig-mmmmm πŸ˜‹

    Someone I know says krish-ening instead of christening. Drives me insane.
    Do they also say Chrishmash? πŸ˜‚

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    One for myself, when I was younger I once misread epitome as epitoime so went around for years bandying about the made up word "epi-twahm" thinking I was so fancy knowing a posh word and saying how things were totally the epi-twahm of such and such.

    When I really looked at the word you know, 8 years later, and saw how it was actually spelled I
    1) died
    2) realised what people meant when I'd heard them say "e-pit-o-mee" and
    3) saw the irony in my being the absolute epitome of an epi-**** 😏
    Haha, a woman I worked with last year pronounced epitome as 'epi-tome' (rhymes with 'home'). She sounded so stupid saying it but nobody had the guts to correct her! I don't know why I couldn't just tell her :/

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    Also when people pronounce schnitzel as snitzel. t's a German word, they love their "sch" sound, include it!!

    My brother when he was little used to say ping-wahn instead of penguin. It was cute and our family calls them pingwahns all the time then though we know it's wrong πŸ˜‚

    I hate saying bruschetta in public because I've heard both broosketta and brooshetta argued as being correct so I avoid saying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciDahling View Post
    A guy I went to school with said "panguin" instead of penguin. Why?!???
    2 of my kids used to say 'panguin'. I have no idea why. It's taken years of me correcting them for them to finally get it right!


    I have a friend who calls UHT milk UHU milk, but pronounces it 'yoohoo milk'. We go camping a lot so she says it a lot, and now I feel like I've left it too late to be able to non-awkwardly correct her lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    2 of my kids used to say 'panguin'. I have no idea why. It's taken years of me correcting them for them to finally get it right!


    I have a friend who calls UHT milk UHU milk, but pronounces it 'yoohoo milk'. We go camping a lot so she says it a lot, and now I feel like I've left it too late to be able to non-awkwardly correct her lol.
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I found that highly amusing


 

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