Thunderboy: I run into the mispronunciation of "phenomenon" (pronounced "phenomena") a lot - most recently by a Harvard graduate.
Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:Mischievous
Marmilman: how the fark did "York" ever have three syllables? I can't imagine how it must have been pronounced.
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
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!
Swiss Colony: What gets me all stabby is people who insist on using 'I' when they should use 'me'.
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
Trixie212: People who say conversate instead of converse make me want to smash my head through a wall.
omeganuepsilon: It's got that redneck hillbilly stigma.
Alassra: Pittsburghese is a plague on the English language.
Teela: Realtor - reel a tor
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.
jtown: stu1-1: [img850.imageshack.us image 578x343]I prefer the original.[farm9.staticflickr.com image 458x360]
100 Watt Walrus: Full disclosure: I do know quite a few who do say "axe." (It's kinda inevitable living in Oakland.) Most of them are intelligent people, and it's just something leftover from their childhoods.
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
Hand Banana: I've seen quite a few people saying and writing it as prolly and it drives me crazy.
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".
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.:-/
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
It's pronounced Fronkensteen
stu1-1: [img850.imageshack.us image 578x343]
Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:MischievousJewelryLibraryFebruaryKindergartenAskSherbetProbablyNuclearPronunciation
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