palladiate: Someone fails at linguistic history. There's a reason why so many folks put an r at the end of sherbet. It's the same reason if you're out in the sticks you'll hear someone say "warsh." It's called an "intrusive r" and is common in most rhotic dialects of English. It's a peculiarity of r-pronunciation, and not unique to English, but all languages that feature an analog of the English R.I'd also like to note that awry comes from "a wrien," comparable to "aglee" in Scottish brogue. I might mention that aglee is indeed pronounced the "wrong" way. It's called a vowel shift, something that some folks out there didn't really get to participate in. They're not so much "wrong" as somewhere they fell off the linguistic bus.And, finally, fark you for being a prescriptivist. English changes faster than you can write down your silly rules. Write and speak to your audience, don't write and speak to a handful of mostly dead men's grammatical peeves. English is the most mutable language in recorded history, and some of us would like to keep it that way.
CtrlAltDestroy: DeeGeePeeTeeZedOne of these things is not like the other.
SovietCanuckistan: Listen to a Kiwi say urine or methane. LULZ
Gdalescrboz: Please, thank you, excuse me, you're welcome, those are just a few. That's more of an indicator that you aren't from the north more so than from Bama though
ertznay: Putting an 'r' in a word that doesn't have one pisses me off. "Warsh my car."My God.
CtrlAltDestroy: 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.Why? For Americans every consonant's name is the sound it makes elongated with a vowel sound. But for Canadians and Brits it's every consonant save for Z. [All but W in both cases as its name is a functional description rather than its sound] Why end the name of only that one consonant with another consonant? How does that makes any sense?DeeGeePeeTeeZedOne of these things is not like the other.
CluelessMoron: US folks have struggled over the phone with "C" and "Z"
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"
CluelessMoron: Funny how you left off "Cee".
CtrlAltDestroy: Anyway, it's all because of that twerp Webster. The letter comes from "Zeta", in Greek, and in just about every benighted language on the planet based on Latin or Greek, that letters sounds like "Zed" or something like it. Seriously. Not just in England: French, German, Swedish, Italian, you name it.Sources on Zeta -> Zed? Why isn't Beta -> Bed, Eta -> Hed, or Theta -> Ted?
Mike Chewbacca: Sofa King Smart: the thing that toasts my giblets is the past tense of 'to see'...I don't know how or why but the word 'seen' gets used a lot in my part of the country and it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.. ex: I seen where Joe went an got him a new truck. Hey, I seen your sister down at the girlie club last weekend...That almost drives me to violence.
CtrlAltDestroy: CluelessMoron: Funny how you left off "Cee". I didn't "leave off" anything.
CluelessMoron: Yes you did leave off something. The letter "Cee" in your original list.
HalfOffOffer: grain of salt or grain assault?
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.
antidumbass: Even here in Ohio, seemingly no TV reporter can pronounce 'February'. Listen to the 1st minute of Don McLean's "American Pie" where he nails it correctly. (Hint: two Rs)./yeah, I'm a Pisces
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