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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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2012-12-21 09:55:26 PM
It took you 10 minutes to type that headline subby. Admit it.
 
2012-12-22 12:46:35 AM
Headline of the year winner right here. My only vote goes to this, because I laughed until I cried.
 
2012-12-22 01:13:29 AM
well played, submitter.
 
2012-12-22 01:16:16 AM
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 particularly


Really?  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".
 
2012-12-22 01:43:11 AM
For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous
Jewelry
Library
February
Kindergarten
Ask
Sherbet
Probably
Nuclear
Pronunciation
 
2012-12-22 02:06:57 AM

Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous

- Miss chee vee us
Jewelry - Jool ree
Library - lie berry
February - Feb you airy
Kindergarten - Kinder garden
Ask - Axe (seems to be a racial thing, not American)
Sherbet - Sure burt (is also considered correct)
Probably - Prob lee
Nuclear - Nuke you lur
Pronunciation - Pro noun see a shun
 
2012-12-22 02:17:42 AM
 Around these parts they pronounce elementary as LMN tarry. It's because the average education stops right about there.
 
2012-12-22 02:28:56 AM
 
2012-12-22 02:36:59 AM
www.mtg-images.de

It's pronounced "Phenom"
 
2012-12-22 02:39:25 AM
I'm still trying to figure out what they're saying, if they're saying these words wrong. I don't know if I've ever heard anyone mispronounce any of these.

/to be fair, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "remuneration," either way.
 
2012-12-22 02:40:35 AM

stu1-1: [img850.imageshack.us image 578x343]

Link


*slaps head*

I completely forgot about that. My childhood memories are fading away, sadly enough.
 
2012-12-22 02:41:19 AM
"And most people talk about 'Febry' and 'Wensday'."

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around Febry.
 
2012-12-22 02:43:12 AM
Realtor - reel a tor
Supposedly - supposably
 
2012-12-22 02:45:05 AM
Phenomenon reminds me a lot more of this (for good or for bad)

Funk Phenomenon
 
2012-12-22 02:47:18 AM
+1 to subby.
 
2012-12-22 02:50:18 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: stu1-1: [img850.imageshack.us image 578x343]

Link

*slaps head*

I completely forgot about that. My childhood memories are fading away, sadly enough.


They also make a cameo appearance in Bohemian Rhapsody
Link
 
2012-12-22 02:51:41 AM
for those who don't get it:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Sandra Bullock

fyi, those creatures are called Snowths.

/pretty dumb headline, quite a stretch for lame pay-off.

:-/
 
2012-12-22 02:51:44 AM
A while back I had a conference call with a team in India and one of the guys pronounced "competitors", "com pet teet er". I had to jump fast and hit the mute button so he wouldn't hear me laugh.

/why this kolaveri di?
 
2012-12-22 02:52:45 AM
I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.
 
2012-12-22 02:54:27 AM
Let us not judge those who cannot pronounce words. Let us instead pass judgement on those who cannot spell!

:-D
 
2012-12-22 02:55:57 AM
Excavator.
 
2012-12-22 02:56:19 AM
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.
 
2012-12-22 02:56:51 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

The question is... who cares?
 
2012-12-22 02:57:54 AM
You know, I was going to have a good sneer, but then I wondered if the third syllable of "processes" is pronounced "sees" or "says". Now I'm full of self doubt.
 
2012-12-22 02:59:34 AM
how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.
 
2012-12-22 02:59:58 AM

Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous
Jewelry
Library
February
Kindergarten
Ask
Sherbet
Probably
Nuclear
Pronunciation


Wow, that's pacific.
 
2012-12-22 03:01:00 AM
Fronk-n-steen
 
2012-12-22 03:01:03 AM
 
2012-12-22 03:01:21 AM
Come on, how many Americans actually use those words? You need something more than a 5th grade education to even know what half those words means. Most people k ow what potato is.

The one that bugs the shiat outta me is "rediculous". Get it right god damn it!
 
2012-12-22 03:02:12 AM

Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.


phenomenon = singular
phenomena = plural
 
2012-12-22 03:02:26 AM

Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.


"I-am-Sofa-King Wee-Todd-Did"
 
2012-12-22 03:02:53 AM
One of the difficulties of 12-step programs is learning to pronounce anonymity
 
2012-12-22 03:04:53 AM

Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.


"Phenomena" is the plural form of "phenomenon".
 
2012-12-22 03:08:42 AM

stu1-1: [img850.imageshack.us image 578x343]


I prefer the original.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-22 03:08:45 AM
How about "dudn't" instead of "doesn't"? My mom says it like that constantly and it is ridiculously grating to my ears.

I also had a strong urge to slap a friend when I discovered that, not only did she say "probly" rather than "probably", she thought it was spelled that way too.
 
2012-12-22 03:10:45 AM

pedobearapproved: Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.

"I-am-Sofa-King Wee-Todd-Did"


I don't get it. That sounds like "I am so farking retarded." I'm looking for the three syllable version of "York."
 
2012-12-22 03:10:47 AM
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.
 
2012-12-22 03:11:01 AM
Warsh.
 
2012-12-22 03:12:30 AM
Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-tree
 
2012-12-22 03:17:00 AM

thisispete: Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-tree


I (mis)pronounce that as "Lab-ra-tory"...
 
2012-12-22 03:17:50 AM

thisispete: Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-tree


I know the correct way to say it but I never use it but I don't use your wrong way either...

Lab-ra-tory
 
2012-12-22 03:18:15 AM
Subby needs to lay off the Geritol.
 
2012-12-22 03:19:29 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: thisispete: Oh, and it's La-bor-a-tory, not Lab-ra-tree

I (mis)pronounce that as "Lab-ra-tory"...




Me too. But I'm trying to work on it. At least when I'm conscious of it.
 
2012-12-22 03:22:05 AM


cf.drafthouse.com

It's pronounced Fronkensteen
 
2012-12-22 03:22:35 AM

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!
 
2012-12-22 03:23:58 AM

Marmilman: pedobearapproved: Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.

"I-am-Sofa-King Wee-Todd-Did"

I don't get it. That sounds like "I am so farking retarded." I'm looking for the three syllable version of "York."


Nearest I can figure is "ee-yor-ik"
 
2012-12-22 03:25:17 AM
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...
 
2012-12-22 03:27:19 AM

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.
 
2012-12-22 03:33:08 AM
Aluminum surprisingly absent.
 
2012-12-22 03:35:32 AM

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...


I have the same issue with "cheater" being used instead of "cheat", which is both a noun and a verb. I can see why it's used that way, though.
 
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