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I have a similar pet peeve. How anybody can see how February is spelled and not pronounce the first R is beyond me. Same for the L in salmon.
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What gets me is the people that add an A where there isn't one.

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You can't stop me from saying robut or injun.
 
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What gets me is the people that add an A where there isn't one.

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Tijuana is a tough one. Most pronounce it Tee you wanna...which isn't entirely incorrect from an English perspective. But, the lazy change the "you" to "uh", changing it to what you describe.

As I understand it, the correct way is TeeWhanna.


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The latest one that is really beginning to piss me off is TOOmeric. TOOmeric? Really? The word is TURMERIC. TerMERic, NOT TOOmeric.

Did these people ever go to school? Mad


Not that it matters especially, but the OED audio pronunciation disagrees with you.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
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Oh, god... There's "liberry" "suposably" "asparagrus" "lectricity"...

The list goes on. It's so difficult being perfect...



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Another, saguaro (as in the cactus), is correctly pronounced sawharo.
 
 
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Nuculer has ALWAYS rubbed my fur the wrong way. How is it that otherwise reasonably intelligent people can see the word nuclear and pronounce it nuculer? I seriously just want to Gibbs smack anyone who does it. It pisses me off to no end.


President Carter did this on a frequent basis. He had an advanced degree in nuclear physics. I guess it was the Georgia upbringing.
 
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Carmel instead of caramel.
 
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I say carmel instead of caramel.

My girlfriend is always on me about pin/pen, colors ( i pronounce it collars), and the list goes on.

My dad is bad about it: instead of a soccer goalie he says goldie.

He says crick instead of creek (my whole family on both sides of the KY and WV sides says that)

He was raised in Appalachia and that is how they talk.

I didn't know that about saguaro though. I learned something today.
 
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Wait, are we including using the plain WRONG word, or just mispronunciations?

I guess it would be a mute point.


It can be both ways. The word most are looking for is "moot," as in a "moot point."

I prefer mute point, and say it that way because I intend to use the word "mute" instead of "moot." (Had I intended to say "moot," I'd have used the word, because I'm an intelligent guy and can think for myself...don't need people telling what word I meant to use).

I use "mute" because it's a silent point, and I emphasize that as a point which has no meaning, vs. "moot," which is a word that annoys me. Mute is more poetic and points to what is intended in that context; a blunt point, silent in efficacy, and lacking a voice. Mute.

On the topic of pronunciation, "Moun'an" for mountain. "Foun'an" for fountain. It's got a goddamn T. Use it.

My ex-mother in law loved "kwiopwaktor" for chiropractor. I was never sure if she was trying to be cute or just that stupid (pretty sure it was stupid), but "cute" does't work for a cycloptic murdering grey hag infected by the soul of satan. It just doesn't.
 
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Axe instead of ask is a good one too.
 
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I have a similar pet peeve. How anybody can see how February is spelled and not pronounce the first R is beyond me. Same for the L in salmon.


You pronounce the 'l' in 'salmon'?
 
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Some of my own favorites are the adding of gratuitous 't's to words that end in 's'.

Like the truck is in the shop so I have to take the bust. The bust stop is over there, acrosst the street.

I have bad habits of my own, but that one always gets me.
 
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Wait, are we including using the plain WRONG word, or just mispronunciations?

I guess it would be a mute point.


It can be both ways. The word most are looking for is "moot," as in a "moot point."

I prefer mute point, and say it that way because I intend to use the word "mute" instead of "moot." (Had I intended to say "moot," I'd have used the word, because I'm an intelligent guy and can think for myself...don't need people telling what word I meant to use).

I use "mute" because it's a silent point, and I emphasize that as a point which has no meaning, vs. "moot," which is a word that annoys me. Mute is more poetic and points to what is intended in that context; a blunt point, silent in efficacy, and lacking a voice. Mute.

On the topic of pronunciation, "Moun'an" for mountain. "Foun'an" for fountain. It's got a goddamn T. Use it.

My ex-mother in law loved "kwiopwaktor" for chiropractor. I was never sure if she was trying to be cute or just that stupid (pretty sure it was stupid), but "cute" does't work for a cycloptic murdering grey hag infected by the soul of satan. It just doesn't.


Sounds similar to folks who say things like buh'ih for button.
 
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I have a similar pet peeve. How anybody can see how February is spelled and not pronounce the first R is beyond me. Same for the L in salmon.


You pronounce the 'l' in 'salmon'?

That's the first I've heard of it. Confused
 
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I had a class at my Fortune 100 company where the instructor pronounced "breakfast" as "breks-puss". Took me several times hearing it before I realized what she was talking about.
 
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Sounds similar to folks who say things like buh'ih for button.

Oh yeah, ghetto talk. Mad

I once knew a white girl from a rural town in NY who used to speak this way.


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The latest one that is really beginning to piss me off is TOOmeric. TOOmeric? Really? The word is TURMERIC. TerMERic, NOT TOOmeric.

Did these people ever go to school? Mad


Not that it matters especially, but the OED audio pronunciation disagrees with you.

I gathered TERmeric from them. Either way, it's not TOOmeric.

Besides, they're Brits. What the hell do they know about proper English. Wink


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