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    My dad says bribrate instead of vibrate. I cringe every single time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavenBlue View Post
    My dad says bribrate instead of vibrate. I cringe every single time.
    WTF?

    Not a mispronunciation, but my dad insists on using the word masticate instead of chew. It does my head in and makes me rage every time he does it, which he knows, so he says it a lot. Jerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    WTF?

    Not a mispronunciation, but my dad insists on using the word masticate instead of chew. It does my head in and makes me rage every time he does it, which he knows, so he says it a lot. Jerk.
    I don't think he can pronounce the v properly so replaces it. I'm unsure but no matter how many times we chip him for it, he has said it this way for as long as I can remember.

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    My FIL says winda instead of window. Drives me frigging insane

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    Default Mispronounced Words *spin off*

    My mum is a fake snob and insists on elongating vowels to make names sound posher. We live near Karrinyup. Pronounced ca-rin-up. The first a sound in short. The y is silent. She pronounces the first part like car and makes the y sound. She thinks it's posh but she sounds plain weird. I hate it.

    I never correct her though. I personally think it's poor form to correct people for how the pronounce words.

    ETA I have corrected people who are just mistaken rather than it being a quirk. I had a friend who had no idea how ciabatta was pronounced and it was embarrassing for her as people struggled to understand what she meant (ciabatta being quite popular at the time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    negoSiate instead of negoSHEate (though I appreSHEate the former is "legal" I just don't like it) .
    Is this right? My dictionary says it's pronounced "ni-goh-shee-eyt". I've never heard that pronunciation being limited to legal? As someone who negotiates for a living I'm confused.

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    Can't read anymore..

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    I can't believe no one has said pa-sgetti yet!

    My mum says ute-da-liptus for eucalyptus (as stated in another thread)

    And I agree with everyone else.

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    Not a mispronounciation, but when people use the wrong word and it makes me laugh.
    E.g. using the word poignant to describe a bad smell (pungent), and describing their musical taste as enigmatic (eclectic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Is this right? My dictionary says it's pronounced "ni-goh-shee-eyt". I've never heard that pronunciation being limited to legal? As someone who negotiates for a living I'm confused.
    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 😂

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    DH can't say 'crayon'. He pronounces it 'crown' and it ****s me!


 

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