yourmomlovestetris: One of my personal word pet peeves are people who use the word "disorientated" instead of "disoriented". Why add the extra syllable? It seems like just a waste. It's irritating...
fusillade762: Phenomenon, remuneration and statistics have topped a list of the most commonly mispronounced English words.Speakers also have a problem getting their tongue around ethnicity, hereditary and particularlyReally? Must be a Brit thing, because I don't know anyone who has problems with those words. Maybe "remuneration" (I switch the M and N when I say that in my head). Though I do want to cockpunch people who say "orientate".
buckler: Nearest I can figure is "ee-yor-ik"
Yoyo: Aluminum surprisingly absent.
Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.
stu1-1: Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:Mischievous - Miss chee vee usJewelry - Jool reeLibrary - lie berryFebruary - Feb you airyKindergarten - Kinder gardenAsk - Axe (seems to be a racial thing, not American)Sherbet - Sure burt (is also considered correct)Probably - Prob leeNuclear - Nuke you lurPronunciation - Pro noun see a shun
Summercat: Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.York is the current/modern name.The name Eboracum was turned into Eoforwic by the Anglians in the 7th century : a compound of Eofor-, from the old name, and -wic "village". This was probably by conflation of the element Ebor- with a Germanic root *eburaz (boar); by the 7th century the Old English for 'boar' had become eofor. When the Danish army conquered the city in 866, the name became rendered as Jórvík.Jórvík was gradually reduced to York in the centuries following the Norman Conquest, moving from the Middle English Yerk in the 14th century through to Yourke in the 16th century and then Yarke in the 17th century. The form York was first recorded in the 13th century. Many present-day names of companies and places, such as Ebor taxis and the Ebor race meeting, refer to the Roman name. The Archbishop of York also uses Ebor as his surname in his signature./from the wiki
calbert: for those who don't get it:[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x220]Sandra Bullockfyi, those creatures are called Snowths./pretty dumb headline, quite a stretch for lame pay-off.:-/
rwfan: Funny, I was sure the "interesting" tag was a play on the list. If so good jorb Subby. Because it seems like absolutely everyone says intrest and intresting instead. That extra syllable always gets swallowed. Always. Interest(ing) gets my vote for most mispronounced word(s).
Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:MischievousJewelryLibraryFebruaryKindergartenAskSherbetProbablyNuclearPronunciation
stu1-1: Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.phenomenon = singularphenomena = plural
Dayglo Brown: "Phenomena" is the plural form of "phenomenon".
Marmilman: My curiosity has been satiated! Thank you so much for posting that.
Romans 7 19: My wife and I "fight" over February.
rwfan: rwfan: Funny, I was sure the "interesting" tag was a play on the list. If so good jorb Subby. Because it seems like absolutely everyone says intrest and intresting instead. That extra syllable always gets swallowed. Always. Interest(ing) gets my vote for most mispronounced word(s).A youtube video explain what intrest is
Snapper Carr: The mispronunciation of "grimace" is so prevalent that most dictionaries list both the correct (long a and accent on the second syllable) and the common one (like the big purple thing in the McDonald's commercials)
thisispete: Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-tree
C18H27NO3: Would have expected interpret to be on the list.
Cheese eating surrender monkey: [img11.imageshack.us image 475x355]It's spelt Raymond Luxury Yach-t, but it's pronounced 'Throatwobbler Mangrove'./oblig.
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