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JoeEkaitis
02-02-2011, 06:23 PM
"Comfterble" for "comfortable".

"Cariokey" for "Karaoke" (ka-ra-OH-keh).

"Farfell" and "popperdale" for "farfalle" (far-FAH-leh) and "pappardelle" (pa-par-DEL-eh).

and the one that will never die:

"Mischeevious" for "mischievous".

Et tu?

Silent Rob
02-02-2011, 06:24 PM
Slebity!

brainstorm77
02-02-2011, 06:24 PM
This is often a regional thing. It does not bother me.

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 06:30 PM
A local public radio announcer, Howard Sharper, says kimmewnity college and yenneversity.

Speaking of public radio, it drives me bananas how the NPR reporters feel obligated to completely change the way they pronounce the names of foreign leaders roughly every 8 weeks. Am I the only one who notices this? It's been going on for years. I also love the way they suddenly develop exotic accents when they have to pronounce their own last names.

Cella
02-02-2011, 06:32 PM
"acrosst" for across.

Chris P
02-02-2011, 06:32 PM
Being "driven up A wall" when it's "driven up THE wall" :D

But I have a deep hatred for "irregardless."

I love your avi pic, btw.

milly
02-02-2011, 06:33 PM
samwich for sandwich
libary for library
pronounciation for pronunciation
pacific for specific

Chris P
02-02-2011, 06:35 PM
A local public radio announcer, Howard Sharper, says kimmewnity college and yenneversity.

Speaking of public radio, it drives me bananas how the NPR reporters feel obligated to completely change the way they pronounce the names of foreign leaders roughly every 8 weeks. Am I the only one who notices this? It's been going on for years. I also love the way they suddenly develop exotic accents when they have to pronounce their own last names.

Saturday Night Live did a sketch on that about 20 years ago. Jimmy Smits was the guest star, and they all thought they had to use the Mexican pronunciation for everything. "Jimmy? Do you want a burrrrrrrrrrrr-E-to?" I'll link to Youtube if I can find it.

ETA: "Sammich" gives me the RAGE!

cray
02-02-2011, 06:35 PM
samwich for sandwich
libary for library
pronounciation for pronunciation
pacific for specific


oh good lord, quit yer yappin and go make me a sammich.













*runs*
:D

quickWit
02-02-2011, 06:38 PM
nucular for nuclear
calvary for cavalry

cray
02-02-2011, 06:40 PM
nucular for nuclear
calvary for cavalry


oh good lord, now you quit yer yappin and go make me a sammich.

Cella
02-02-2011, 06:42 PM
It's been pointed out to me that I say "ceraint" instead of "certain" on a fairly regalar basis.

milly
02-02-2011, 06:42 PM
oh good lord, quit yer yappin and go make me a sammich.

*runs*



NO

and, hell NO!

:D

milly
02-02-2011, 06:43 PM
ooh, I also can't stand when people say flustrated instead of frustrated

WTF?

quickWit
02-02-2011, 06:43 PM
oh good lord, now you quit yer yappin and go make me a sammich.

*rolls over, nudges mrs. cray*
I think he's talking to you

cray
02-02-2011, 06:44 PM
NO

and, hell NO!

:D


roast beef. rare.

thank you.
mayo. none of that miracle whip crap, either.

cray
02-02-2011, 06:45 PM
*rolls over, nudges mrs. cray*
I think he's talking to you

tell her she forgot to take the trash cans out last night.
there's still time if she gets home within a few hours.

...but be nice! don't just leave, qw. understand?
some cuddling would be nice.

milly
02-02-2011, 06:46 PM
I also hate when people shorten mayonnaise with mayo...

:tongue

how lazy!

Bmwhtly
02-02-2011, 06:49 PM
expresso.

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 06:54 PM
EXpecially
AWmost
OfTen

soapdish
02-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Being "driven up A wall" when it's "driven up THE wall" :D

But I have a deep hatred for "irregardless."

I love your avi pic, btw.Irregardless. YES! That drives me up the wall. :D especially when people argue with you that it's correct.


And supposably instead of supposedly. Though, I always thought supposably was merely a mispronunciation, and it turns out it is actually a word. It just doesn't mean the same thing as supposedly and is misused more often than it is used correctly. At least according to an article I read recently.

DamaNegra
02-02-2011, 07:00 PM
Well, I once said I was going to jail rather than Yale.

Also, apparently I can't say "yogurt" to save my life, I say "jogurt".

Shadow_Ferret
02-02-2011, 07:02 PM
"Comfterble" for "comfortable".

"Cariokey" for "Karaoke" (ka-ra-OH-keh).

"Farfell" and "popperdale" for "farfalle" (far-FAH-leh) and "pappardelle" (pa-par-DEL-eh).

and the one that will never die:

"Mischeevious" for "mischievous".

Et tu?

I say all those. (Except I have no idea what farfalle or pappardelle are).

And I say Mis-chiff-us and sometimes do say mischeevious.

Often it's just a local dialect, so no, mispronunciations don't bother me. I mean, so what? Big deal. There's other things to worry about.

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 07:04 PM
How did I forget Real-it-or? I am stunned by the number of otherwise educated people who don't know it's spelled Realtor and pronounced Realtor. Two syllables. No "IT" in the middle. Gah!

Likewise, there is no such thing as a Real-it-ee. It's Realty. Same deal as above.

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 07:05 PM
I say all those. (Except I have no idea what farfalle or pappardelle are).

And I say Mis-chiff-us and sometimes do say mischeevious.

Often it's just a local dialect, so no, mispronunciations don't bother me. I mean, so what? Big deal. There's other things to worry about.

People tell me I say "woof" when I try to say "wolf.":tongue

milly
02-02-2011, 07:09 PM
oooh, I can't stand probly instead of probably

Jersey Chick
02-02-2011, 07:10 PM
When people ask me if they can axe me a question.

Or people who axe me a question about the libarry.

Or the liber-arry. I do not know these places.

Cella
02-02-2011, 07:11 PM
I say all those. (Except I have no idea what farfalle or pappardelle are).
I think it's a type of pasta. I only think that because I came acrosst a that word at the store the other day, and I'm sure it was on a bow-tie pasta box.

lizbeth dylan
02-02-2011, 07:14 PM
My mom always said 'Chicargo' instead of Chicago.

Like someone posted above, I think a lot of it is regional. Our neighbor was originally from Louisiana and it was always fun to listen to her talk:

"He mowed the grasses then wrenched his hands in the zink." :roll:

and we won't say anything about the way I pronounce 'mayonaisse'. :D

lizbeth dylan
02-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Or people who axe me a question about the libarry.





^^^^^ Yes!

DragonHeart
02-02-2011, 07:20 PM
I'm always amazed by the sheer number of people who cannot pronounce the brand name of the cigarettes they smoke. I get asked for packs of "Marble" on a daily basis. Not to mention the really lazy people who just say "Marb".

johnnysannie
02-02-2011, 07:27 PM
Cold slaw for cole slaw
chester draws for chest of drawers (common here in the Ozarks)
prounouncing crayons as if it is "crowns"

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 07:30 PM
prounouncing crayons as if it is "crowns" Or in Michigan, cranz.

Mih-ens for mittens. Likewise, kih-ens.

cray
02-02-2011, 07:31 PM
:Wha:

gah!
what's wrong with people!?








*goes to get a drink of wudder*

Jersey Chick
02-02-2011, 07:32 PM
My SIL drawers pictures, and puts her clothes in the draw. My mom warshes her clothes. In wooter.

MY family's weird.

Devil Ledbetter
02-02-2011, 07:35 PM
Lest we forget, malk. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty62YzGryU4)

Grrarrgh
02-02-2011, 07:41 PM
I hear a lot of "omost" instead of almost. Drives me crazy. Also "heighth". Mr. Grr likes to say that one just to watch me start twitching. One of the weather men on TV here always tells us how much snow "accoomilation" we're going to be seeing.

stormie
02-02-2011, 07:48 PM
And it's February. Not Febuarry.
(or did someone mention that here. I'm too lazy to go back to p.1)

Okay, I have another one. And I swear it's true:

There's a guy who says di-a-reer for diarrhea

CaroGirl
02-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Liberry
Ree-lah-tor (instead of realtor)
Nucular (instead of nuclear)
Fill-um (instead of film)
Perk-ew-lator (instead of percolator)

Jersey Chick
02-02-2011, 08:03 PM
Okay, this isn't really a mispronunciation, but a mangling that drives me nuts just the same:

My husband always says, "Point in case," when he means "Case in point."

And he uses "letch" when he means "leech."

CheyElizabeth
02-02-2011, 08:11 PM
I say all of those the "wrong" way.

Guess it's tha texan in me.

soapdish
02-02-2011, 08:27 PM
I often say altercation when I mean to say alteration.

Somewhere in my brain the words modification and alteration meld and form: altercation (which always means something different than the context I'm using it in).

It's very embarrassing. The good (?) thing is that I do it so often, I recognize when I've done it and apologize afterward. Now, if I could only be quick enough to stop it before it comes out :rolleyes:

lizbeth dylan
02-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Ok, this is one I hate to admit...my mother again.

Mom, it's the crotch...not the 'crouch'...of the pants.

Pants don't crouch unless you are in them doing the crouching.

JoeEkaitis
02-02-2011, 09:08 PM
An entire nation across The Pond says aluminium instead of aluminum.

bettielee
02-02-2011, 09:09 PM
"Mischeevious" for "mischievous".

Et tu?

if you pronounce this word "miss-chivus" instead of "miss-cheee-ve-us" I think you are PRETENTIOUS, SIR! *throws down purple-painted gauntlet*


And of course, who else has said "nook-ular" for nuclear? I actually heard a bbc world news reporter say it that way. I fair choked on my buttered toast.

JoeEkaitis
02-02-2011, 09:10 PM
I say all those. (Except I have no idea what farfalle or pappardelle are).Pasta shapes. Farfalle is the Italian word for "butterfly" but Yanks call them bowties. Pappardelle is a thick hearty noodle and literally means "eat heartily". No one should have a show on Food Network or Cooking Channel if they can't show a little amore for the mother tongue and pronounce them correctly.

JimmyB27
02-02-2011, 09:10 PM
An entire nation across The Pond says aluminium instead of aluminum.
Actually, we won that one. Aluminium is the officially correct version (ETA: according to IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

If it's any consolation, you get to mis-spell sulphur in return.

bettielee
02-02-2011, 09:13 PM
And it's February. Not Febuarry.
(or did someone mention that here. I'm too lazy to go back to p.1)



Stormie - I gotta call you on this. I don't know anyone who pronounces the first r in February. You may call me a dissident if you like.

bettielee
02-02-2011, 09:22 PM
if you pronounce this word "miss-chivus" instead of "miss-cheee-ve-us" I think you are PRETENTIOUS, SIR! *throws down purple-painted gauntlet*

.

oh, or you could be English. I allow for English accents. :)

Priene
02-02-2011, 10:41 PM
Stormie - I gotta call you on this. I don't know anyone who pronounces the first r in February. You may call me a dissident if you like.

I pronounce it Febree.

cray
02-02-2011, 10:41 PM
what if you're not english but sometimes imagine yourself typing with an english accent?

milly
02-02-2011, 10:57 PM
*drops cray into a glass of water*

there...solved your problem...

zahra
02-02-2011, 11:11 PM
EC-cetera.

Haggis
02-02-2011, 11:28 PM
Well, I once said I was going to jail rather than Yale.

Also, apparently I can't say "yogurt" to save my life, I say "jogurt".

But jew you have a reasonable excuse, English not being your first language. :D

nucular for nuclear
calvary for cavalry
Somehow I know I'm going to regret saying this, but I'm with quickWit.

cray
02-02-2011, 11:32 PM
Somehow I know I'm going to regret saying this, but I'm with quickWit.



i knew it!

Haggis
02-02-2011, 11:37 PM
i knew it!
See?

writerterri
02-02-2011, 11:43 PM
my hubby says peanit and prodict

My brother says nakin and pocorn

my mom used to say I'm only uman and stop ecnoring me. And it's was uge!

I only found out 5 years ago that it's ignore.

Thanks for making me look dumb mom.

writerterri
02-02-2011, 11:44 PM
EC-cetera.


My mom used to say that one too.

writerterri
02-02-2011, 11:45 PM
But jew


Somehow I know I'm going to regret saying this, but I'm with quickWit.


I thought I smelled something burning.

quickWit
02-02-2011, 11:47 PM
Somehow I know I'm going to regret saying this, but I'm with quickWit.

you promised to let me tell.
bitch.

Kitty Pryde
02-03-2011, 12:07 AM
I used to work in an office and the boss (who to be fair, I think spoke english as a third language so I'm not hating.) pronounced "synopsis" as "sip-NO-siss", which, ok, he's the boss so nobody wanted to point out his wrongness to him. But then ALL THE OTHER EMPLOYEES started saying sip-NO-siss like it was just gonna be right because the boss said it. Anyways, like a normal human being, I just pronounced it correctly, and it took MONTHS for the boss and his partners in mispronunciation to start saying it right.

Any time someone says "nucular" I instantly think they are a dummy. You could have a Nobel prize and eight PhDs, but if you say nucular, I assume you aren't intelligent enough to pour urine out of boot when the instructions are written on the heel.

JoeEkaitis
02-03-2011, 01:57 AM
Even worse than "sammich": "sangwich".

LaurieD
02-03-2011, 02:15 AM
Some I keep encountering here in this land of Hell that set my teeth on edge...

Suit for suite
Flustrated for frustrated
Sawl for saw
Drawl for draw

And of course, now that I'm trying to think of them, these are all I can think of...

Though I can't stand the way my hub's family pronounces my name - Law-rie instead of Lor-ie.

S.J.
02-03-2011, 02:34 AM
When people don't say the i in medieval. I get unreasonably pissed off.

Or when people say lieutenant instead of left-tenant. (It's fine if you're American, though, obviously.)

lucidzfl
02-03-2011, 02:37 AM
SOMEBODY CALL DA AMBERLAMPS!

(ambulance)

Haggis
02-03-2011, 02:52 AM
How about them Eyetalians, Eyeraquis and Eyeranians?

SaraP
02-03-2011, 02:54 AM
I am loving this thread. :D

lucidzfl
02-03-2011, 03:34 AM
I ran into a guy the other day who said "Par MEEE Sin" (Parmesan)

Jersey Chick
02-03-2011, 04:27 AM
That's spectackalar!

(spectacular)

Eudoxia
02-03-2011, 04:35 AM
Antartic when it really is Antarctic.
Carpool tunnel syndrome when it is Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Excetera when it is Et cetera.
Jewlery when it is Jewelry.
Perscription when it is Prescription.

Silver King
02-03-2011, 04:50 AM
...There's a guy who says di-a-reer for diarrhea.
That pronunciation might work if he has an accident and it dyes his rear.

Two of my kids used to say pusgetee instead of spaghetti. Drove me nuts until they learned how to pronounce it properly. They still say it from time to time, just to bust my chops.

Cella
02-03-2011, 04:54 AM
My son says glubs instead of gloves, but I try not to be too hard on him on account that he's not quite 3.

Jersey Chick
02-03-2011, 05:01 AM
My son used to say that, which I thought was cute so I started saying it (yeah yeah, don't judge me) and now, he corrects me. "No, Mommy. It's gloves."

Sigh.

Cella
02-03-2011, 05:15 AM
My son used to say that, which I thought was cute so I started saying it (yeah yeah, don't judge me) and now, he corrects me. "No, Mommy. It's gloves."

Sigh.
LOL--we mimic him all the time. I think it's one of my favorite things about being a parent, enjoying how silly they can be. :)

Silver King
02-03-2011, 05:59 AM
The funny thing about kids is how they really think they're saying things correctly when they're not. And there's no use arguing with them.

I remember an exchange with my daughter when she was about seven and we were having pasta.

I said, "Honey, it's called spaghetti, not pusgetee."

"That's what I said, pusgettee."

"See what I mean? You're saying it wrong."

"No, I'm not."

"Yes, you are."

"No, I'm not."

"Yes, you are."

"No, I'm not."

My wife, ever the calm dinner table referee, said, "All right you two. Stop it right now and let's eat."

I glared at my daughter. She glared back, then stuck her tongue out when her mom wasn't looking.

I twirled some pasta on my spoon, and speaking to no one in particular mused, "You know, I don't know what's so hard about saying spaghetti. You start with the first syllable, which is spah. That's not so hard, is it? Spah, spah, spah..."

My wife kicked me under the table, but I pressed on. "You try it now, Honey. Say it just like I did."

My little girl looked serious and concentrated for a moment before saying, "Pus, pus, pus. See? I told you I know how to say it."

"No, you don't."

"Yes, I do."

"No, you don't."

"Yes, I do."

My wife slammed her fork down, and that was the end of that discussion.

Susie
02-03-2011, 07:18 AM
Oh, noes, dear Silver, iz not pusghetti? :D Durn! :)

David Poellot
02-03-2011, 07:38 AM
My boss says these often enough to get deep under my skin:

eggspecially
supposevly

I know I'm next to Kentucky, but come on!

And, one of my favorites from when my kids were little:

lefalade for lemonade

We still like to tease him with that one.

Gretad08
02-03-2011, 08:23 AM
We were having beef kabobs for dinner one night. My 2 yr old asked:

"Mommy, is that tum?"
"What's tum?"
"TUM! TUM!"

She said that last part sticking her tongue out at me. Ummmm, first of all, why would I feed you tongue for dinner? Sorry to those of you that eat it, but ew, no, gross. She's never even seen or heard us talk about anything like that. She still says tum, and "dus" instead of us. "Do you love dus Mommy?" So cute.

Oh, and my friend says "darter" instead of daughter. And "tarlet" instead of toilet.

David Poellot
02-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Oh yeah, I can't stand the "r" in wash either. My skin crawls when someone says, "Warshington"

benbradley
02-03-2011, 09:31 AM
Co-cola.

kayleamay
02-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Oh yeah, I can't stand the "r" in wash either. My skin crawls when someone says, "Warshington"

My dad was raised in Montana. If you asked him, he'd tell you that Warshington is located right next to Areegon and if you drive about seven hours, you'll reach the Nevader state line. He spent a little bit of time in Colorader and Wyomin, but he still called Montana home since it was the only state name he could accurately pronounce.

He also used words like "patight" to describe a small woman and sometimes would have difficulty locating a "pencicle" to do the crossword. But really he didn't talk much at all. He preferred to sit in his "rawrkin" chair and sip on "sodee" pop while listening to Big Band "rackords".

shyne
02-03-2011, 04:54 PM
My name is mispronounced often. I've been called Rolando, Romero, Orlando, Lorenzo, Yolonda *wtf*, Falonzo, and everything in between. At this point I don't even know who I am anymore.

Chewbacca
02-03-2011, 05:23 PM
I say "pri-vacy" instead of of "pr-eye-vacy"

Drives my husband nuts :)

kayleamay
02-03-2011, 05:44 PM
My name is mispronounced often. I've been called Rolando, Romero, Orlando, Lorenzo, Yolonda *wtf*, Falonzo, and everything in between. At this point I don't even know who I am anymore.


Pffft. How hard is it to pronounce SHY-NEE?

CaroGirl
02-03-2011, 05:53 PM
I once worked with a guy who pronounced module as MOH-gel. Annoying as all get-out.

JoeEkaitis
02-03-2011, 06:24 PM
I suppose you could pronounce your own last name any way you want, but the native pronunciation of Favre is still FAH-vruh and Iavarone is ya-va-RO-nee, not "farve" and "eye-va-RO-nee".

Susie
02-03-2011, 06:38 PM
I couldn't pronounce chocolate when I was a little kid (I know hard to believe :D) but I managed to make my parents understand when I said, "Goolick!"

Nakhlasmoke
02-03-2011, 06:39 PM
cock-er-roach for cockroach.

where the hell did that extra syllable come from?

SaraP
02-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Spelling diary when they mean dairy.

JimmyB27
02-03-2011, 07:40 PM
I couldn't pronounce chocolate when I was a little kid (I know hard to believe :D) but I managed to make my parents understand when I said, "Goolick!"
Is that because you had your mouth full...of chocolate? ;)

JoeEkaitis
02-03-2011, 08:11 PM
And while we're in a confectionary mood:

Chocklick for chocolate.

Then there was the barmaid on a Food Network show who pronounced blue Curaçao (the liqueur) "blue coo-rah-CO-ah".

Nakhlasmoke
02-03-2011, 08:12 PM
okay, this is not a mispronunciations as much as a wtf NO.

For a long time I was very confused by people saying Wallah! in forum posts. i assumed it was some kind of American War Cry.

until i realised...voila.

and then I cried for a bit.

CaroGirl
02-03-2011, 08:16 PM
okay, this is not a mispronunciations as much as a wtf NO.

For a long time I was very confused by people saying Wallah! in forum posts. i assumed it was some kind of American War Cry.

until i realised...voila.

and then I cried for a bit.
NO!! Say it isn't so. I shall shed a tear also.

SaraP
02-03-2011, 08:25 PM
:eek:

That's just... wrong.

JoeEkaitis
02-03-2011, 08:34 PM
okay, this is not a mispronunciations as much as a wtf NO.

For a long time I was very confused by people saying Wallah! in forum posts. i assumed it was some kind of American War Cry.

until i realised...voila.

and then I cried for a bit.As bad as typing "Viola!" in place of "Voila!"

CaroGirl
02-03-2011, 08:38 PM
As bad as typing "Viola!" in place of "Voila!"
Unless someone is handing you a small violin at the time.

Nakhlasmoke
02-03-2011, 08:39 PM
for a minute there I was all hoshit I did not type viola did i?

and then it was all okay and I could go back to breathing normally.

JimmyB27
02-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Unless someone is handing you a small violin at the time.
Isn't a viola bigger than a violin? :tongue

JoeEkaitis
02-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Isn't a viola bigger than a violin? :tongueDING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

Correct! For 25 bonus points, which Brandenburg Concerto does NOT include violins?

bettielee
02-03-2011, 09:07 PM
what if you're not english but sometimes imagine yourself typing with an english accent?

Who doesn't do this?

CaroGirl
02-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Isn't a viola bigger than a violin? :tongue
Dang it! meh. What do I know.

:)

elmoie
02-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Aloomi for Alumni - it really gets on my nerves seeing as it's related to my job.

czjaba
02-03-2011, 09:21 PM
Upthread, Nahlasmoke mentioned 'the extra syllable' factor. Must be a southern thing. I'm from NC, my grandparents are from Michigan. They asked me how many syllables my aunt's name had and I said 2. Her name is Kim. For me, it was Ki-yam. And my dad's name is Ti-yam. But potato is tater, so we have one less syllable there. It all equals out in the end. :D

benbradley
02-03-2011, 10:27 PM
As bad as typing "Viola!" in place of "Voila!"
I love the smell of burning viola in the morning!
Isn't a viola bigger than a violin? :tongue
Yes, giving it the advantage that it burns longer and puts out more heat.

<insert huge list of viola jokes here (http://www.google.com/search?q=viola+jokes)>

benbradley
02-03-2011, 10:29 PM
And of course, who else has said "nook-ular" for nuclear? I actually heard a bbc world news reporter say it that way. I fair choked on my buttered toast.
President George "W" Bush was famous for that pronunciation, but I remember President Carter pronouncing it that way too, and he's a nuclear engineer!

Gretad08
02-03-2011, 10:40 PM
How 'bout, "wala" instead of "voila"?

Makes my ears cry.

brightlyiburn
02-03-2011, 10:43 PM
I'm from New England, so I get a lot of this.

I particularly hate the way you'll hear "cah" instead of "car" and "Jessicer" instead of "Jessica".

Also, fustrated. It frustrates me.

In terms of typing, I go up the wall (or a wall, if you're a New Englander) when I see "wander" instead of "wonder" (and vice versa). Or "try and" instead of "try to".

Though maybe I shouldn't talk. As a kid, I couldn't pronounce motorcycle. I ended up pronouncing it micah-soda. :D

Alpha Echo
02-03-2011, 10:45 PM
I didn't read through all of them, but I HATE supposably for supposedly. OMG that drives me insane, and so many people do it. I was so happy when I met Mr. Alpha and he did NOT do that!

Alpha Echo
02-03-2011, 10:46 PM
I particularly hate the way you'll hear "cah" instead of "car" and "Jessicer" instead of "Jessica".



I lived on Long Island for awhile and hated that too! Everyone seemed to do it, and then told me I had an accent! Um...no..

brightlyiburn
02-03-2011, 10:53 PM
I lived on Long Island for awhile and hated that too! Everyone seemed to do it, and then told me I had an accent! Um...no..

Hahaha! Yeah, I've had that happen to me too.

Kitty Pryde
02-03-2011, 10:59 PM
When I was really little I wanted to be a mace-pan. You know, they wear a cool suit and a big bubble helmet, and they explore outer space and other planets and stuff :D

SaraP
02-03-2011, 11:08 PM
:roll:

JerseyGirl1962
02-03-2011, 11:41 PM
expresso.

This.

And - aks instead of ask.

Qatar - when I was growing up, I was taught to pronounce it "ka-TAR." A few years ago, all the media wags pronounced it "gut-TER." WTF? Still drives me nuts.

One last one: guy who does the traffic on a New Jersey radio station say "Tom River" when it's actually Toms River (a town on the way down to the Jersey Shore). I always yell at the radio on the drive home because that too drives me nuts.

Neat thread. :) Good way to get out my word rants.

Nancy

JerseyGirl1962
02-03-2011, 11:44 PM
Though maybe I shouldn't talk. As a kid, I couldn't pronounce motorcycle. I ended up pronouncing it micah-soda. :D

OMG, this reminds me of when I was a little kid. I couldn't pronounce vocabulary. I'd pronounce it vocal-bury. :Shrug: Don't ask why, because I couldn't tell you.

Once a teacher or someone else told me how to pronounce it correctly, I didn't have any further problems.

Nancy

Jersey Chick
02-04-2011, 12:00 AM
:roll: JerseyGirl, I think the guy who does the traffic report is named Tom Rivers.

Now I have to listen more carefully. :D