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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 46
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2012-12-22 03:01:00 AM  
8 votes:
Fronk-n-steen
2012-12-22 02:56:51 AM  
6 votes:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

The question is... who cares?
2012-12-22 07:34:38 AM  
5 votes:
Asshole is a word I have a problem pronouncing. It usually comes out sounding like "brother-in-law".
2012-12-22 03:22:05 AM  
5 votes:


cf.drafthouse.com

It's pronounced Fronkensteen
2012-12-22 02:28:56 AM  
5 votes:
2012-12-22 04:41:23 AM  
4 votes:
img11.imageshack.us
It's spelt Raymond Luxury Yach-t, but it's pronounced 'Throatwobbler Mangrove'.

/oblig.
2012-12-22 03:01:03 AM  
4 votes:
2012-12-22 07:00:57 AM  
3 votes:

Teela: Realtor - reel a tor


It's pronounced "asshole psychopath lying scum shiatbag".
2012-12-22 12:46:35 AM  
3 votes:
Headline of the year winner right here. My only vote goes to this, because I laughed until I cried.
2012-12-22 03:33:08 AM  
2 votes:
Aluminum surprisingly absent.
2012-12-22 03:11:01 AM  
2 votes:
Warsh.
2012-12-22 03:02:26 AM  
2 votes:

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 02:54:27 AM  
2 votes:
Let us not judge those who cannot pronounce words. Let us instead pass judgement on those who cannot spell!

:-D
2012-12-22 02:51:41 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:06:57 AM  
2 votes:

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
2012-12-21 09:55:26 PM  
2 votes:
It took you 10 minutes to type that headline subby. Admit it.
2012-12-22 08:57:18 PM  
1 votes:

Molokai: Posting my Weeners ever, to say that this is the best headline ever.


LOL! Filter-Pwned on his Boobies.
2012-12-22 07:13:03 PM  
1 votes:
I am 40 years old and I have never once spelled the word seperate separate correctly on the first attempt.
2012-12-22 06:41:31 PM  
1 votes:

JonnyBGoode: Wistersistersistershire sauce.

Bascetti? (Spaghetti, usually a kids; thing)

My ex used to pronounce syrup "surp." Drove me crazy.

Also, sWords.



Hey Brian, would you like some Cool Hwip? How about some Hweat Thins?"


I call it wherestheshiatter sauce.
2012-12-22 02:04:17 PM  
1 votes:
This thread is amazing. I can't tell who's trolling, who doesn't know what a dialect is, and who's legitimately stupid. It's the most incredible Poe's Law battle royale I've ever seen on Fark.
2012-12-22 11:01:03 AM  
1 votes:
My neighbor asked to borrow my furniture dollies last night to help move something. Of course since he has had people point out a problem with his pronunciation he felt he needed to rephrase it a few times to make sure he was understood.

"Hey man, can I borrow your dollies, I've got to move a wallboard over some nihnoleum. You know, I don't want to scratch the nihnoleum. Because the kitchen has aninoleum floors. Even though we're going to remove the nihnoleum soon, we don't want to have scratches in the nihnoleum until we can get some new nihnoleum."
2012-12-22 10:11:44 AM  
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: 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


I reckon they need to get over it.
2012-12-22 09:43:11 AM  
1 votes:
"thesaurus" pronounced "fee-a-saurus". Makes it sound like a dinosaur.

/ I don't say the leading h in herb, but only because I don't say the leading h in any word
// Or a trailing g.
/// I may not be elpin
2012-12-22 09:31:43 AM  
1 votes:

Alassra: Western Pennsylvania home of :

Wash = Warsh
Dahn Tahn = Downtown
Gint = Giant

Pittsburghese 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.
2012-12-22 08:47:07 AM  
1 votes:
I can never pronounce "ask" it always comes out "axed".
2012-12-22 08:32:44 AM  
1 votes:
shiat. I should have proofread that. Oh well.
2012-12-22 08:30:52 AM  
1 votes:
How do you pronounce that pancreatic disease again?

i0.kym-cdn.com
2012-12-22 07:38:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:07:33 AM  
1 votes:
Drawer.

As in 'drawer me a picture'

But enough of all this. What's with the superfluous 'u'? Flavour, colour, blouwjob, etc.

Typing takes long enough already without adding unnecessary letters.
2012-12-22 07:05:35 AM  
1 votes:

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"?
2012-12-22 06:30:35 AM  
1 votes:

buckler: 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.


readsq.com

"May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?"

/get that kid a "special" test

Mad_Radhu: One really common mispronounced word is forte, which is really pronounced like "fort". Of course, if you do pronounce it correctly, people will think you are an idiot.


Linguistics is one of my personal louds.

omeganuepsilon: If you have a serious problem with it, don't move to the southern US.


Imma gonna 'gree with y'all on that point.

kellythecat: what about bagel?


Maybe it's because I grew up mostly in NYC, but for some reason it farking kills me when people from the west coast say "Beggle". And even though I know it's a large portion of the country that does this, I can't understand why people think that "Merry" "Marry" and "Mary" are homophones.

Medical, Matter, Mason.
Merry, marry, Mary. How hard is that?
2012-12-22 05:30:24 AM  
1 votes:
Banana gun do do do do do
i108.photobucket.com
2012-12-22 05:04:18 AM  
1 votes:
British people sound dumb.
2012-12-22 05:01:10 AM  
1 votes:
de doo doo doo de da da da

that's all I want to say to you
2012-12-22 04:29:48 AM  
1 votes:
One really common mispronounced word is forte, which is really pronounced like "fort". Of course, if you do pronounce it correctly, people will think you are an idiot.
2012-12-22 04:28:02 AM  
1 votes:

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)


I'll remember that the next time imma grippin' n' sippin'.
2012-12-22 04:27:05 AM  
1 votes:
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)
2012-12-22 04:23:33 AM  
1 votes:
EYE-gore
2012-12-22 04:16:46 AM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous
Jewelry
Library
February
Kindergarten
Ask
Sherbet
Probably
Nuclear
Pronunciation


I read that as "Jewery."

Mien fail.
2012-12-22 04:06:59 AM  
1 votes:

calbert: for those who don't get it:

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x220]

Sandra Bullock

fyi, those creatures are called Snowths.

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

:-/


Ohh someone has a case of smug.
2012-12-22 04:01:59 AM  
1 votes:
Subby you get points for headline

/unfortunately you lose some for boring story
2012-12-22 03:25:17 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:08:42 AM  
1 votes:

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


I prefer the original.

farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-12-22 02:59:58 AM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: For Americans, the 10 words are:

Mischievous
Jewelry
Library
February
Kindergarten
Ask
Sherbet
Probably
Nuclear
Pronunciation


Wow, that's pacific.
2012-12-22 02:55:57 AM  
1 votes:
Excavator.
2012-12-22 01:16:16 AM  
1 votes:
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".
 
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