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Yutes?


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i bet you would have a wicked pissa time talkining to a new englanda




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i bet you would have a wicked pissa time talkining to a new englanda

Spent seven years of my life in that neighborhood.

My biggest pronunciation bitch about there?

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Eckspecially.

Normally I'd recommend concentration camps for this sort of thing, but so many otherwise well spoken people commit this atrocity that burning them all would be unwise for the species.
 
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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'?


Yes, because I'm a purist.

I also say Vallejo, California the way it's supposed to: Vah-yeah-ho.



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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.


And he went through the nukular power training program in the Navy!



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Jewry. You wore a religion on your fingers?
Call David Truong.


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I also say Vallejo, California the way it's supposed to: Vah-yeah-ho.
That's "Bah-yey-ho", ese! Razz
 
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On the topic of pronunciation, "Moun'an" for mountain. "Foun'an" for fountain. It's got a goddamn T. Use it.


Both words can be pronounced with a glottal stop, similar to the word "button". The Ts in button typically aren't enunciated. What irks me are the ones who say "buddon".
 
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"Ecks-set-er-ah"



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"Welp," when what the person means is "well."

As in, "welp, I have no clue how to speak or write English, but regardless I'll annoy everyone with my ignorance."

It's bad enough when people say it, but typing it is even more annoying, because it's more difficult to type "welp," than it is to type "well." Yes, both are only four letters, but typing "welp" requires a transition from the l to p (right hand "ring finger" to right hand "pinky finger), rather than merely "double tapping" the l key with the right hand "ring finger."


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In my neck of the woods, I hear way too many people say "flustrated", the silly combination of flustered and frustrated.
 
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meetin' instead of meeting, goin' instead of going...
 
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I get triggered like a SJW with “prolly”. Who the fuck decided it’s ok to say this, intentionally, let alone write it. I first heard it from my wife’s boss who was upper level management in marketing at Dairy Queen. Marketing, which requires that you excell in communication. It just confirmed how much she was in over her head in that position. You belong in the mail room you stupid cunt.

I’ve even seen guys use it here on SF. Mad Mad Mad



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My wife occasionally corrects my pronunciation. When it is something I was unaware of, I take it to heart. When it is something that I pronounce the way I do because I'm old enough I can damn well say words the way I want, I remind her of her "parmesian cheese". Smile
 
 
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How many people pronounce Wednesday correctly?


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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.



For all intensive porpoises; I think he was making a joke.




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For all intensive porpoises; I think he was making a joke.


You've no idea the shit I receive from English majors and self-appointed grammar nazi's for the correct use of "mute" when chosen on context to illustrate a point.

My grip is with those who won't stand for anything but "moot."
 
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Meh. If there’s one thing we know about language, it’s that it is always changing. Certain sounds are weak and fall silent, and sounds change over time.

This is why the plural of “foot” is “feet.” In Old English, a foot plural was footaye. (You add a long “a” sound to make a plural, much like we use a “s” today. However, saying a long “a” is difficult for the palate after foot, so the “oo” vowels were stretched, so to speak, into the long “ee” of feet. Then later, because final, unaccented vowels are weak, the final “a” gets dropped, and we’re left with “feet” as the plural.

Language is a mess, and constantly evolves. Getting worked up about it is pointless. It will evolve whether we like it or not.

However, to play along, I’ll contribute.

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Originally posted by sigcrazy7:This is why the plural of “foot” is “feet.”


That message has not be received by a fair number of individuals (including some on TV) who think a person is "six foot tall" or a room is "12 foot wide".
 
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