Thunderboy: stu1-1: Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.phenomenon = singularphenomena = pluralDayglo Brown:"Phenomena" is the plural form of "phenomenon".Yes. And that's why pronouncing "phenomenon" as "phenomena" is incorrect. Gold stars for both of you!
Another Government Employee: tonguedepressor: I can never pronounce "ask" it always comes out "axed".That paints a picture to be sure.
Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.
Forbidden Doughnut: thisispete: Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-treeI (mis)pronounce that as "Lab-ra-tory"...
Teela: Realtor - reel a torSupposedly - supposably
buckler: weiner dog: pedobearapproved: people that say "fusstrating" for "frustrating" make me want to shoot an endangered creature in the middle of it mating....right before the little critter climaxes.My Mom says that. Fusstrates. It sucks because it makes her seem less intelligent than she really is; she's a smart and incredibly creative person. I think mispronunciations like these could be a holdover from childhood; I doubt she was corrected on it. Some parents think things like that are "cute". My ex-boyfriend's Mom didn't seek out therapy after my ex developed a lisp due to smacking his mouth when he was a toddler. Developmental complications from injuries are just adorable!I had a kid whose speech was all kind of farked up at six, because his mom thought his mispronunciations were 'cute'. He made some really bizarre sound substitutions. When he asked for a drink, he'd say "I bant a sink of bawter." It took him years to overcome it.
othmar: you know if i had a big box of crayons and some poster board, i could make the perfect graph and then recreate it on etch a sketch to prove my point.but that is way to much work for me to do right now.
Mouser: Swiss Colony: Orient and orientate have different meanings. Disoriented would surely mean to be removed from the Orient. Disorientated is to have lost ones bearings"Orientate" is an improper word formation, and its use should be discouraged.The problem stems from the ability in English to convert verbs into nouns and vice-versa. The proper verb-form is "orient", and its corresponding noun-form is "orientation". People sometimes take "orientation" and mistakenly assume that its verb-form is "orientate".
oryx: Alassra: Western Pennsylvania home of :Wash = WarshDahn Tahn = DowntownGint = GiantPittsburghese is a plague on the English language.What do you expect from people who can't even pronounce the name of their city correctly? Pittsburgh has 3 other pronunciations that I hear. Picks-burgh, Picks-bird, and Piss-burgh.
dopekitty74: buckler: weiner dog: pedobearapproved:My daugheter
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.:-/
LDM90: 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.
ruta: Swiss Colony: Orient and orientate have different meanings. Disoriented would surely mean to be removed from the Orient. Disorientated is to have lost ones bearingsThey both mean the same thing. "Orient" is American and "orientate" is British and sounds stupid (and I say this as a colonist of British descent). I'm not "orientateering" when I'm using a compass to navigate. "Orient" as in "to find your bearings" comes from the the Middle Ages, when maps were oriented with east at the top. Churches were also oriented with the altar to the east/rising sun. To say something is "easted" when pointed to the east makes more sense to me than "eastatated", which sounds like a verbal avalanche of derp.Or imagine "occident" (west) as a verb. "Occidentated". Gah!
santadog: 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.:-/Actually, it's more about the original.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsjcb7w1Y-w
Avenger: Phenomenon reminds me a lot more of this (for good or for bad)Funk Phenomenon
DeerNuts: Swiss Colony: What gets me all stabby is people who insist on using 'I' when they should use 'me'.Over-correction. Parents and teachers chide children who misuse "me" so much that people grow up afraid to use it, even in cases where it would be correct.I can't even think of the last time I heard "myself" used correctly.Correct: I pleasured myself this morning.Incorrect: Your mom blew the pool boy and myself this morning.
ElizaDoolittle: I am always amazed at the number of words I mispronounce. I think it's because most of my vocabulary comes from reading rather than hearing. howjsay scares me.
Trixie212: People who say conversate instead of converse make me want to smash my head through a wall.
omeganuepsilon: o'really: I cannot for the life of me say "arnold palmer". I sound like the governator when I attempt it.I can say arnold. Palmer has a trick, you start the "L" sound and give up half way through. You do it slow it sounds like W, but when you let it roll out it sounds right.It like dropping a T partially off of a word. Damni(t). It's not quite a silent T, it's a half T. Not quite enunciated T like titty.Comes from how we normalize a vowel sound after T. People who take speech class to do it "correctly" seemingly always end up enunciating a "whole" T, to include a "tuh" or "tah" sound at the end that makes them sound ridiculous.
Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.
yourmomlovestetris: Lately I've heard people pronouncing the word "saccharine" with a "ch as in chair" sound. I've also heard people say the word "prevalent" as "pre-VAY-lent", not "PREH-va-lent". Have these alternate ways to pronounce these words always existed or are these just instances of clueless internet folks trying to use words they've only read and not heard before?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...
redheadedslut: katerbug72: For some reason both my step-father and father in law pronounce batteries as bat-trees. Drives me nuts!my grandpa says "tunda and light-nin" and "A-rab" :)/french canadian
ItchyBrother: 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
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)
LonMead: "I was going to make espresso!"
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