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2013-04-18 02:31:22 PM

23FPB23: Thanks in advance, y'all!


New England:
When a person is no longer employed, for whatever reason, it is said that they "got done"
 
2013-04-18 02:32:27 PM
I am finding this thread whicked retahded.Now, where did I pahk my cah?
 
2013-04-18 02:32:50 PM

FizixJunkee: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

Same is true for Israel, too, yet so many pronounce it "is ree ahl" instead of "is rah el".


You mean "Is ray el" or "is rah yel", right?  I'm not sure I've ever heard it with a stop between the a and e for "ah el".
 
2013-04-18 02:33:01 PM

StickyKleenexWad: I live in St. Clair County AL about 35 min. drive from Talladega ('Dega).  The drawl & language on the factory floor at my last job would probably make most of ya'll internet folks' ears fall off.   "I gotta git down to tha doller stoar 'fore Misty gits off her shift at tha cracker Barrel. We gon git some coors lite & go to tha races"  Also, Row Tide ya'll.


So what was y'all makin' thar in that factry?  Trailer houses or cabinets?
 
2013-04-18 02:33:24 PM

Oldiron_79: Dont forget people that pronounce Missouri Missourah.


I have friends from that state and they always refer to it as Misery.

/I know it's kind of a pun rather than a mispronunciation, but it's amusing nonetheless.
 
2013-04-18 02:34:15 PM
words that when you say them make people think you're from Alabama

Cousinwife
sisterfarker


I know I must be missing a few
 
2013-04-18 02:34:46 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-18 02:36:08 PM

hubiestubert: "Proper" English is no more than the dialect that is used by those in current power, and taught as being the "correct" version, as a method of cultural control. It is a device of politics, not linguistics


There are thousands of dialects of English.   "Official" forms of English are just those dialects which have an army and navy behind them.

/always loved that definition.
 
2013-04-18 02:36:47 PM
Ore-e-gone.
 
2013-04-18 02:36:50 PM
People say Louisville like "lewellville" to my ears.

I recently read it as "Lewisville" before I realized I was wrong.

/have no reason to visit that part of the country.
 
2013-04-18 02:36:56 PM

FrancoFile: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

There's an obvious explanation for this.

"nuke" is shorthand for "cook in the microwave".  Everyone says "nuke" a dozen times a week.  Then they try to transition back to the root word, and can't shove the 'l' into that first syllable.

"nuke" - "ular"  is like jocular, ocular, popular, etc.


So, do these people really think there is a nulear weapon in their microwave ?????

Also, I can't say I've ever tried or heard of anyone trying to "joc" or "oc" something. I have heard of people who like to "pop" someone, but again there, I see no similarity other than the sounds the three letters make..........

/you are white knighting for "nucular" ????
 
2013-04-18 02:37:30 PM

Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS


I work in the god damn nuclear industry and HALF MY GOD DAMN COWORKERS SAY NOOKYOULAR.

I've heard reactor operators say nookyoular! Christ, can we just drop this one! It's regional, deal with it!

On this topic, turbine. "Turban" or "tur-byne"?

/turban
 
2013-04-18 02:38:05 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: words that when you say them make people think you're from Alabama

Cousinwife
sisterfarker


I know I must be missing a few


Get away from my cousinwife you filthy sisterfarker!
 
2013-04-18 02:38:21 PM
Remember proper southern pronunciation for places in the South,

Atlanta=Etlanna
Louisville=LooeyVull (this applies to all cities ending in Ville)
Mobile=MoBeel
Florida=Floor-Duh
Louisana=LoozeyAnna
NewOrleans=Norlins
etc
 
2013-04-18 02:38:23 PM

FizixJunkee: [i.chzbgr.com image 456x570]


"Wheel barrel" is a fine example of an eggcorn.
 
2013-04-18 02:38:25 PM
 
2013-04-18 02:38:41 PM
Help me make some decent grits?.
 
2013-04-18 02:39:07 PM
Brass Tacks.


Not Brass Tax.

/just learned that one about a year ago
 
2013-04-18 02:39:12 PM
The beauty of the English language *is* mispronunciation.  Which itself is a misnomer, in a way.  Regional dialects are the evolution of our language.

If we spoke "proper" English, we'd have to go back many, many centuries to figure out how to speak "correctly".

Even the most well-spoken person is essentially speaking complete slang... relative to the roots of the language.
 
2013-04-18 02:42:21 PM

Ringshadow: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

I work in the god damn nuclear industry and HALF MY GOD DAMN COWORKERS SAY NOOKYOULAR.

I've heard reactor operators say nookyoular! Christ, can we just drop this one! It's regional, deal with it!

On this topic, turbine. "Turban" or "tur-byne"?

/turban


I say NO.

If you want to create a new word for each ("nucular" and/or "turban"), fine. Just leave "nuclear" and "turbine" alone. Back away and pronounce them properly.
 
2013-04-18 02:42:24 PM

downstairs: If we spoke "proper" English, we'd have to go back many, many centuries to figure out how to speak "correctly".


Well, no. As stated upthread, "proper" is whatever the ruling classes say it is.
 
2013-04-18 02:43:16 PM
Perscription, Perogative and ofTen are common to Southern California natives.
 
2013-04-18 02:44:12 PM
FLMountainMan:
The way they and Long Islanders speak have to be the ugliest pronunciations of English anywhere.  Just awful.

The Kiwis and Ozzies disagree with you.  Diphthongs everywhere, including in words where no other English speaker has every managed to insert a diphthong.

Ref: How Australians say "no."  Apparently, a, e, i, o, and u are all pronounced in this simple word.
 
2013-04-18 02:44:51 PM

Strik3r: FrancoFile: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

There's an obvious explanation for this.

"nuke" is shorthand for "cook in the microwave".  Everyone says "nuke" a dozen times a week.  Then they try to transition back to the root word, and can't shove the 'l' into that first syllable.

"nuke" - "ular"  is like jocular, ocular, popular, etc.

So, do these people really think there is a nulear weapon in their microwave ?????

Also, I can't say I've ever tried or heard of anyone trying to "joc" or "oc" something. I have heard of people who like to "pop" someone, but again there, I see no similarity other than the sounds the three letters make..........

/you are white knighting for "nucular" ????


Explaining, not white knighting.

No, there is no fission weapon in their oven, but where are you from that you don't hear 'nuke' as slang for 'heat in a microwave oven'.
 
2013-04-18 02:46:19 PM
I do get annoyed when people put a T in "else". I hear that a lot.
 
2013-04-18 02:46:30 PM

CygnusDarius: Help me make some decent grits?.


Lots of cheese and butter.  Little bit of pepper and Texas Pete.  Nothin' to it.
 
2013-04-18 02:47:28 PM
No supposably?
 
2013-04-18 02:48:08 PM
despite the fact that it's 2008

it is?  i didn't realize i fell asleep in a time machine last night and went back 5 years
 
2013-04-18 02:48:15 PM

El Brujo: People say Louisville like "lewellville" to my ears.

I recently read it as "Lewisville" before I realized I was wrong.

/have no reason to visit that part of the country.


The colloquial pronunciation is closer to "lvll". The fewer vowel sounds, the better.

kaduh: Ore-e-gone.


I would like to posit "Organ".

/My hobby: working both "aluminium" and "turlet" into my lexicon
 
2013-04-18 02:48:21 PM

AdrienVeidt: FizixJunkee: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

Same is true for Israel, too, yet so many pronounce it "is ree ahl" instead of "is rah el".

What about Iz-ray-el?


That's acceptable.  What's not acceptable is reversing the "a" and "e".  Israel ends in "-el".
 
2013-04-18 02:48:34 PM

FizixJunkee: FLMountainMan:
The way they and Long Islanders speak have to be the ugliest pronunciations of English anywhere.  Just awful.

The Kiwis and Ozzies disagree with you.  Diphthongs everywhere, including in words where no other English speaker has every managed to insert a diphthong.

Ref: How Australians say "no."  Apparently, a, e, i, o, and u are all pronounced in this simple word.


Dipthong-ing and un-dipthong-ing are common features of the Southern pronunciation.

"Shrimp boil"  to most of America is 2 syllables followed by 1 syllable.
In Alabama, it's 1 syllable followed by 2.  "Shree-imp bowl"
 
2013-04-18 02:48:52 PM
sandrich
 
2013-04-18 02:49:04 PM

rugman11: I wouldn't worry about it unless you also pronounce locale as "LOC-al" and morale as "MOR-al."


I shall immediately process to my study, so that I may process this new information!
 
2013-04-18 02:49:24 PM
Thus, behold, People of the Internet...

Thus, behold, author:

off - ten (ɔft
 
2013-04-18 02:49:43 PM
I like the part where the article doesn't know how to properly pronounce et cetera. It's a hard C, not a soft C, you idiots! et KET-er-ah!
 
2013-04-18 02:49:44 PM
The VP of my company says MUTE and not MOOT.   College Edge-a-bacated people.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:47 PM
No mention of "I axed you a question?"

I know a guy who pronounces the B in subtle.

PS  There's no R on the end of Cuba.  It's Cuba, not cuber.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:56 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Louisville=LooeyVull (this applies to all cities ending in Ville)


I heard this mostly as LOO-vull or LOO-uh-vull.
 
2013-04-18 02:50:14 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and I still don't see how the Brits get "leftenant" out of "lieutenant".


That seems leftover from Greek. Eu and au are pronounced ev and av in certain situations. Likely I am wrong.

Euxaristo.
 
2013-04-18 02:50:18 PM

DaddyRat: Bless your hearts.


fark you too.

/speaks some southern
 
2013-04-18 02:50:18 PM
OK, just got my comment cut off for some reason.

My point was that off - ten is correct in England.
 
2013-04-18 02:50:33 PM

FizixJunkee: That's acceptable.  What's not acceptable is reversing the "a" and "e".  Israel ends in "-el


Jeruslahem.
 
2013-04-18 02:50:35 PM

FizixJunkee: Strik3r: NUCLEAR
Incorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerr

Correct pronunciation: new - clee - err

I'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.

^^^^  THIS

Same is true for Israel, too, yet so many pronounce it "is ree ahl" instead of "is rah el".


Reminds me of this:

"Then turning around, I saw this kid yacking it up for the crowd, obviously having a blast with this ugly Jew-hating sign. And what does that mean, "SASQUATCH ISRAEL"? This is a play on the "legitimacy myth" of Israel's existence. As there's of course a "Sasquatch myth," it's worth noting the implied comparison: that Israel is also an ape-like beast existing only in historical folklore. Absent legitimacy, Israel has "no right to exist." This kid's sign is but one more example of eliminationist anti-Semitism. And look at how overjoyed he is in boasting this hatred. Creepy"

www.sadlyno.com
 
2013-04-18 02:50:38 PM
My wife doesn't have much of an accent, but she does say:

might could - might
holler - hollow
waller - wallow
tarry

And one thing that made me laugh is I played on an all Latino soccer team here and they called me "Blanco Americano".  This seemed stupid - seven syllables.
FLMM:  why not just say "Americano"?
L:  Because some of us are Americanos.
F:  What about just "Blanco"?
L:  Because some of us are blanco.
F:  Fine, why not gringo, or gabacho?
L:  No, no, no.  That would be racist.
F:  Alright....
 
2013-04-18 02:50:46 PM

ChrisDe: sandrich


Good point.  It's sammidge.
 
2013-04-18 02:51:57 PM
Bruce Campbell:supposably?

www.marrettcounseling.com
 
2013-04-18 02:52:11 PM

El Brujo: People say Louisville like "lewellville" to my ears.

I recently read it as "Lewisville" before I realized I was wrong.

/have no reason to visit that part of the country.


In Ohio we have a town called Louisville that's pronounced Lewisville.

Confusingly, we also have a town called Lewisville.
 
2013-04-18 02:52:57 PM
This is stupid. The way people speak is in no way a reflection of intelligence. If you think so then you are probably some idiot northern liberal. Dialect is something that is engrained in a person since child birth. Often this includes so called mispronunciation.

It isn't something thats easy to change.

Grammar in writing is something to judge people on. Judging somebody on different (incorrect or not) ways of pronunciation is just stupid. And I think most linguists would agree.

Slutter McGee
 
2013-04-18 02:53:11 PM

Sweaty Dynamite: Pocket Ninja: Subby, most of the incorrect pronunciations listed on that page would mark a significant improvement in pronunciation for Alabamians.


Where's the "i" at?


Or, where is the "i"?
 
2013-04-18 02:56:20 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: ChrisDe: sandrich

Good point.  It's sammidge.


Sangwich
 
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