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(Mirror.co.uk)   10 most commonly mispronounced words. One of them is "phenomenon." (♫ do doooooo, do do do ♫) "Phenomenon." (♫ do do do do ♫) "Phenomenon." (♫ do dooooooo, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do-do do do do-do do ♫)   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 381
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2012-12-22 07:18:52 AM

Z-clipped: Medical, Matter, Mason.
Merry, marry, Mary. How hard is that?


You pronounce the name "Mary" with a hard "a"?
 
2012-12-22 07:20:35 AM
Getting an ear worm from a headline.
Damn you subby, damn you!
 
2012-12-22 07:21:01 AM

20/20: Just curious; how many people say the "h" in herb?


This guy?
www.gutsandglorytennis.com
 
2012-12-22 07:21:41 AM
Idea pronounced as "eye-deer". Seems to be a snobbish thing.
 
2012-12-22 07:24:59 AM
 
2012-12-22 07:25:27 AM
+1 subby
 
2012-12-22 07:25:43 AM

GungFu: Stoopid peeple:

click
aluminum
congradulations


Normal people:

clique
aluminium
congratulations


If not "click," then how is clique pronounced?

/judging by your second example, you're a Brit.
//anyone who could speak English left those isles long ago.
 
2012-12-22 07:26:52 AM

20/20: Personal pet peeve this time of year; singers who say "Sanna" for Santa Claus.
Just curious; how many people say the "h" in herb?


Forget the "h." How any people say the "7" in herb?
 
2012-12-22 07:27:00 AM

Dayglo Brown: Warsh.


"D'y'unt me to urn yer cloze after I warsh em foryeh?"

/dear sweet Grammy
 
2012-12-22 07:27:21 AM

o'really: My southern (california) fam sez "vy-een-a" sausages for vienna sausages


Vy-een-a has a built in Australian accent to it
 
2012-12-22 07:31:02 AM

Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous
Jewelry
Library
February
Kindergarten
Ask
Sherbet
Probably
Nuclear
Pronunciation


Came for the absolutely stereotypical, stupid but oh so funny "axe" reference, leaving satisfied

/forgot aunt
//it's like any
///silly buggers
 
2012-12-22 07:32:13 AM

Z-clipped: omeganuepsilon: It's got that redneck hillbilly stigma.

Now that depends on whether it's used as an adverb or an adjective..

That there donkey over yonder... = Hillbilly

My lady in yonder meadow = British homosexual (NTTAWWT)

Alassra: Pittsburghese is a plague on the English language.

Do people there also "outen the lights"? Or drop "to be", as in "the dishes need warshed"?


=============================

No... but they redd up the house when the want to clean it and eat "chipped chopped ham" as a gourmet sandwich.
 
2012-12-22 07:34:38 AM
Asshole is a word I have a problem pronouncing. It usually comes out sounding like "brother-in-law".
 
2012-12-22 07:36:31 AM
"Salmon", pronounced "SAL-MON" drives me nuts! I have a friend who says "aggavated" instead of "aggRavated." Ugh.
 
2012-12-22 07:36:34 AM

20/20: Personal pet peeve this time of year; singers who say "Sanna" for Santa Claus.
Just curious; how many people say the "h" in herb?


In New Zealand we pronounce the "h". They might drop it in some British accents - for a relatively small area they have a lot of different accents, but I can't recall hearing any English or Scottish accent where it's dropped.

It's kind of viewed as an American shibboleth. If I hear someone say 'erbs, I know they're from the US.
 
2012-12-22 07:38:00 AM

skinink: Asshole is a word I have a problem pronouncing. It usually comes out sounding like "brother-in-law".


Ha.
HAHA!

/too true
 
2012-12-22 07:40:40 AM

HotWingAgenda: My biggest pet peeve is chipotle, though. It's the name of a major chain restaurant, for crying out loud. The L comes AFTER the T.


a thousand times
 
2012-12-22 07:41:11 AM

HillshirefarmsGOMEAT: "Salmon", pronounced "SAL-MON" drives me nuts! I have a friend who says "aggavated" instead of "aggRavated." Ugh.


That crap gets me.

My mom says "dis Play" for display.
 
2012-12-22 07:42:37 AM

Salt Lick Steady: Z-clipped: Medical, Matter, Mason.
Merry, marry, Mary. How hard is that?

You pronounce the name "Mary" with a hard "a"?


Well, technically "mason" is /e/, and "Mary" can be /e/ or /eɪ/. Either way, "Mary" is more moderated than "mason" because of the intervocalic /r/. There were better examples than "mason" but that was the first /m/ word that popped into my head. "Mare" would have worked, but "marigold" runs into the same regional merger. Still, it's close-mid to near-close, as opposed to open-mid or near-open.
 
2012-12-22 07:42:40 AM

20/20: Personal pet peeve this time of year; singers who say "Sanna" for Santa Claus.


Doesn't bother me. A lot of people in the US (including me) pronounce "winter" as "winner," "counter" as "counner," etc.

BTW, "Santa Claus" comes from the Dutch "Sinterklaas," a word that was itself originally a "kiddie" mispronunciation of "Sint Nikolaas." (Saint Nicholas).

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2012-12-22 07:42:45 AM
People who say conversate instead of converse make me want to smash my head through a wall.
 
2012-12-22 07:43:58 AM
I was always under the impression that it was them (the Brits) who ridiculed us for murdering the Queen's english? Anyone who any trouble with those ten simple words has no business acting superior. That said, misspelling, poor grammar, and mispronunciation are all inexcusable. If ya can't talk or write correctly - shaddup!!
 
2012-12-22 07:44:05 AM

HillshirefarmsGOMEAT: "Salmon", pronounced "SAL-MON" drives me nuts! I have a friend who says "aggavated" instead of "aggRavated." Ugh.


What about "ah-monds?"
 
2012-12-22 07:50:19 AM
"Chesterdrawers". I keep my unnerwear in the Chesterdrawers.

The worst:

STUUU - DENT. (heard ten thousand times on television this last week)

Second:

WUUU-DENT (sometimes "WOO-UNT")

Close second:

COOO-DENT
(sometines COOO-ENT)

Mericans act more smarter, but we verbilate like monkeys.

Most seem to think a contraction is something you sign to buy a car.

Nancy Grace is about the most cringeworthy of the bunch.
 
2012-12-22 07:52:33 AM
"Vulnerable" is not "vunnerable"
 
2012-12-22 07:52:47 AM

Trixie212: People who say conversate instead of converse make me want to smash my head through a wall.


Next time, try it with their heads and see if they learn faster.
 
2012-12-22 07:53:54 AM

tirob:
Doesn't bother me. A lot of people in the US (including me) pronounce "winter" as "winner," "counter" as "counner," etc.


Oh, and THAT bothers the hell outta me, too.

Stoopid monkeys
 
2012-12-22 07:55:15 AM

thisispete: It's kind of viewed as an American shibboleth. If I hear someone say 'erbs, I know they're from the US.


But we spell through, T-H-R-U, and you spell it "thruff"!

userserve-ak.last.fm

Alassra: "chipped chopped ham"


LOL

KellyKellyKelly: Fark you for the long forgotton ear worm, subby.

That's funny, because even though I now know it isn't a Cheers reference (thanks to yesterday's explain-your-Fark-name thread), your handle always earworms me.

/your smile is so lovely, your hair is so clean
 
2012-12-22 07:55:21 AM
"Its levi-O-sa not levi-o-SA!"
H. Granger

also the word for my parents and I is "breffes"t for breakfast.
 
2012-12-22 07:56:45 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Trixie212: People who say conversate instead of converse make me want to smash my head through a wall.

Next time, try it with their heads and see if they learn faster.


There is a DJ here in Memphis who makes that mistake every morning. I want to call in and scream at him everytime he does it.
 
2012-12-22 07:59:31 AM
Let us nor forget POT-POUREE!

(as long as I am menandering down this lane)
 
2012-12-22 08:02:06 AM

Mock26: Let us not judge those who cannot pronounce words. Let us instead pass judgement on those who cannot spell!

:-D


Fark 'em both!
Anyone who substitutes "axe" for ask - is ultra gay!
 
2012-12-22 08:02:40 AM

omeganuepsilon: ChildOfBhaal: omeganuepsilon: Hand Banana: I've seen quite a few people saying and writing it as prolly and it drives me crazy.

I say "howdy", "yall", "yonder" "prolly", almost as a joke, because language is fun to play with and it never hurts to be ridiculus on occasion. It's when people only speak that way and are incapable of sounding intelligent, that's when it's gotten ridiculous.

What's wrong with yonder? Perfectly good, correctly pronounced word.

Good, not so much.

Yes, it's a valid word, as many are, that people still would rather not use or have said to them. It's got that redneck hillbilly stigma. It's not just the accent, it's the sound of the word. A vast amount of people that say it sound like they don't like to read berks, not even gersberms

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What light through yonder window breaks?

/missed the hillbilly memo
 
2012-12-22 08:03:30 AM
I lived in Atlanta for 15 years, I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the amount of people that live there that actually say "AtlanTa" instead of "Atlanna". Or HunTer and Hunner" for that matter.
 
2012-12-22 08:10:55 AM
Stop saying "an historical". I'm sure you think you sound more intelligent, but you sound like you don't know h isn't a vowel.
 
2012-12-22 08:22:13 AM

kellythecat: What light through yonder window breaks?

/missed the hillbilly memo


Missed it by a long time. You do know you're trying to give old english some relevancy post year 2000 right?

As a modern used common usage, it's ALL hillbilly.
 
2012-12-22 08:25:03 AM

thisispete: There are words you read, which you know the meaning of, but you have no idea of the pronunciation. I was slightly disappointed when I saw an art documentary and found Titian is pronounced "Ti-shan" and not "Titty-an". " Paradigm" troubled me for a while, too, until I heard it in a lecture.


what? everyone knows it's par- a- di- gem
 
2012-12-22 08:25:15 AM
I'm afraid I am not well ORIENTATED in the ways of proppa englush
 
2012-12-22 08:27:32 AM
Not one mention of 'comfterble' yet?
 
2012-12-22 08:27:35 AM
Curse you for the earworm, Subby. /shakes fist

I had an ex who used to mispronounce a couple things that irritated the bejeezus out of me. Like 'pseudo' as suede(like the fabric)-oh. Especially funny on a couple of occasions when he was biatching about somebody smarter than him being a "pretentious pseudo-intellectual jerk."

One I've noticed from a lot of older folks from up north is 'draw' instead of 'drawer'. "Go get me the scissors from the kitchen draw."
 
2012-12-22 08:29:14 AM
My exhusband used to mispronounce and misuse phrases all the time. Drove me insane - hence the "ex" The most annoying phrase of his...... "I'll make it worth your wild"............. *head assplodes*
 
2012-12-22 08:30:44 AM
So if I wrote a paper called "specific statistics on the development processes of the phenmoenon of conjugal remuneration," a ton of people in the UK wouldn't be able to talk about it because they would be hesitant to attempt to pronounce the title?
 
2012-12-22 08:30:52 AM
How do you pronounce that pancreatic disease again?

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-22 08:32:44 AM
shiat. I should have proofread that. Oh well.
 
2012-12-22 08:33:02 AM
Psaltery

Aluminum
 
2012-12-22 08:36:50 AM

Tali: Curse you for the earworm, Subby. /shakes fist

I had an ex who used to mispronounce a couple things that irritated the bejeezus out of me. Like 'pseudo' as suede(like the fabric)-oh. Especially funny on a couple of occasions when he was biatching about somebody smarter than him being a "pretentious pseudo-intellectual jerk."

One I've noticed from a lot of older folks from up north is 'draw' instead of 'drawer'. "Go get me the scissors from the kitchen draw."


Dropping or modifying the the "er" is quite common, Brotha. Even the Brits do it a lot.

When I was in the service I got tired of saying Sergeant all of the time. Wheedled it down to Sa'an(t) [ie half T like I mentioned up thread.] fort the fun of it. No one ever batted an eye.

Verbal language is a lot like written word, you can subtract quite a bit and still be completely understandable.
 
2012-12-22 08:37:13 AM
My ex-supervisor at work would be talking about budgetary concerns and would say something about needing to be careful with what we spend since the end of the "physical" year was June 30. Lolsigh.
 
2012-12-22 08:38:13 AM
Volumptious.
 
2012-12-22 08:38:27 AM
HOTL subby +>9000
 
2012-12-22 08:40:59 AM

Aluminum Falcon: My ex-supervisor at work would be talking about budgetary concerns and would say something about needing to be careful with what we spend since the end of the "physical" year was June 30. Lolsigh.


Wouldn't that be "sense"? (if not "because"....these are terms dealing with logic, "since" is a term of passing time)

lolsigh indeed.
 
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