Mikeyworld: namegoeshere: But really, the important linguistic question is Grinder? Sub? Hero? Dagwood?/team GrinderA Dagwood is on regular bread, not a hoagie bun. It's a completely different kind of sammich altogether./but I will go with 'Sub', if you're counting crows.
namegoeshere: earn something new every day
Mr Guy: ph0rk: Mr Guy: FLMountainMan: My wife doesn't have much of an accent, but she does say:holler - hollowThat's a new one on me. Around here, "holler" is how you get someone's attention if they ignore you the first time.It is an Appalachian-ism, and it is correspondingly ancient (well, in US terms)Seems like it needs to be used with the southern pronoun, "them/that-thar".As in, "Gimme one of themthar holler jugs for mah whis-skay".
geekbikerskum: Strik3r: NUCLEARIncorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerrCorrect pronunciation: new - clee - errI'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke.Actually, Jimmy Carter said it that way, too, a fact that many Democrats conveniently forget. Jimmy Carter has even less of an excuse, since he served on a nuclear sub. He was roundly mocked by *Republican* elites for it, back in the day.Pronouncing "ask" as "axe" is something I usually associate with African-American Vernacular English, but AAVE as spoken across the U.S. is heavily influenced by Southern American English, and I'm a damnyankee who doesn't often get to experience the speech of less-educated Southern whites.
tricycleracer: I've had people say this while serving me an espresso.
WalMartian: cajunns: Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun Fact: The first syllable of the name Xavier is "ig".Xavier is pronounced " zavier"Being a graduate of St F X (S t Francis Xavier University ) , four years of hearing this i know the pronunciation .Sometimes also pronounced as "zah-vee-air"
Pants full of macaroni!!: cbathrob: Then there's my Canadian friend who insists on pronouncing "pasta" like "Shasta." Of course, I cut him slack precisely because he's from Canada.They do a lot of words with the "ah" sound like that. Last time I went to Canada I was amused to learn that they pronounce Nissan "nee-san", rhyming the second syllable with "pan". A little jarring to hear it in radio ads for car dealerships.
netcentric: "hubiestubert: English is a riotous profusion of forms "Mrs. Klisher ?
AdrienVeidt: Also, teh Brits are dumb when they say 'Hoo-stun'. This is one time Stewie's right; it's 'Hyuu-stun', dammit.
ertznay: Putting an 'r' in a word that doesn't have one pisses me off. "Warsh my car."My God.
CptnSpldng: ertznay: Putting an 'r' in a word that doesn't have one pisses me off. "Warsh my car."My God.Well of course he warshed his car; it needs warshed.
Tenga: Jew. Translation: Did you.Example: "I had sex with mah sister last night. Jew?"
ZeroCorpse: "Buck naked" should never be pronounced "butt nekkid".Also:Wedding videoGraduation videoFunny YouTube videoDisaster videoSex tape?Almost onlywhen it's sex does the media and populace at large call a digitally-shot video a "tape".
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namegoeshere: CptnSpldng: ertznay: Putting an 'r' in a word that doesn't have one pisses me off. "Warsh my car."My God.Well of course he warshed his car; it needs warshed.Your hair wants cuttin', boy.
NkThrasher: FizixJunkee: [i.chzbgr.com image 456x570]Barrow?It's a bloody half of a barrel with wheels. It's a farking wheel-barrel./First time I've ever noticed it as being 'barrow', right there.//Had to google to figure out which angle of the image was funny.
namegoeshere: I always knew it was barrow, because I grew up pronouncing it with the w very faint, almost not there. Not quite barroh, but something in between. I never knew people thought it was wheel barrel.
brap: Off the top of my head I think the word I most hear people mispronouncing in English is "Caribbean."Amazing thing about language though, if it is prevalent enough the mispronunciation becomes acceptable and it all becomes a moot point. Caribbean is a good case study of the mutability of language.
t3knomanser: pute kisses like a man: in middle english it was aks. thus, the historically accurate pronunciation is aks.Well, not really. Up until 1600 "ax" was considered an acceptable word for "ask", and it derives from "acsian" in Old English. But also dating back to Old English is "ascian", which is the root of the modern "ask".Arguably, "ask" is more historically "accurate" because it's closer to the roots across many closely related languages: Proto-Germanic's "aiskojan", Saxon's "escon", Old High German's "eiscon",. The "ais-" prefix itself ties back to Sanskrit and Armenian.All that is to say, "aks" was an acceptable historical anomaly, but was never "the" accurate pronunciation of "ask".
brantgoose: I suspect that the pronunciation of "often" is currently evolving, which means that some people are still pronouncing it as it is spelled (because it is spelled the way it was pronounced when the spelling was decided upon) and other people are slurring it, dropping the "t" as people so often do, because it is easier that way. The latter will soon be accusing the former of having it wrong instead of vice-versa, the way the British accuse Americans and Canadians of "pronouncing things the way they are spelled"I DO NOT PRONOUNCE WORDS THE WAY THEY ARE SPELLED, ESPECIALLY WORDS THAT I DID NOT LEARN FROM A BOOK. I PRONOUNCE WORDS THE WAY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON CHOSE TO SPELL THEM, AND SO DID HE. Because that is the way they were pronounced by the British or at least many British at the time English immigrated to North America in the mouths of my ancestors and yours.I would say both pronunciations are therefore correct for now.The old pronunciation of Athlete has two syllables and is spelled exactly as it is pronounced. But rather than dropping a sound, people are perversely adding one. Why? Because they don't like having three consonants in a row -thl-, or rather, one diphthong and a consonant. They are adding an extra vowel to make the rule that each syllable must have a vowel and each vowel a syllable apply. Technically, they have turned one syllable into two the same way as we do with "rhythm" BECAUSE YOU CAN'T PRONOUNCE IT AS ONE. The syllable is a marriage between one vowel and one consonant. Anything else is pre-verted.Well, diphthong isn't easy either, but like athlete, you can pronounce it if you make a physical effort. But look how weird it looks spelled correctly. Aren't you tempted to turn it into dip-thong? I know I am.Of course, the same analysis is true of many shifts in pronunciation, including some that annoy some people very much and which they will irrationally fight tooth and claw until the day they die, even after a very large majority of pe ...
threedingers: What always sound weird to my Canadian ear is the "zed" vs "zee" in car names. Camaro "zee"28, Datsun 240"zee" sound distinctly odd to me.
namegoeshere: NkThrasher: FizixJunkee: [i.chzbgr.com image 456x570]Barrow?It's a bloody half of a barrel with wheels. It's a farking wheel-barrel./First time I've ever noticed it as being 'barrow', right there.//Had to google to figure out which angle of the image was funny.I always knew it was barrow, because I grew up pronouncing it with the w very faint, almost not there. Not quite barroh, but something in between. I never knew people thought it was wheel barrel.
Walker: OFTENIncorrect pronunciation: off - tenCorrect pronunciation: off - en Oh, I'm not going along with this one. I see a "T" so I'm pronouncing it.If you say it "Off-en" THEN you sound like you are from Alabama."Hey ya'll, I offen go huntin with my ma and Pa"
Oldiron_79: Dont forget people that pronounce Missouri Missourah.
LDM90: Oldiron_79: Dont forget people that pronounce Missouri Missourah.Only news people and politicians who aren't from there, though.
namegoeshere: But really, the important linguistic question is Grinder? Sub? Hero? Dagwood?/team Grinder
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