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    Word Pronunciation Pet Peeves

    I hate it when people pronounce words wrong. My two top words on my list are:

    imported when the person means important
    Libary instead of Library (oh please!).

    What are yours?

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    Have you ever had somebody axe you a question?

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    supposibly instead of supposedly
    eXpecially instead of eSpecially

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    chimenny or chimbley insteas of chimney

    pissketti instead of spaghetti

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    Feberary instead of February (my husband is guilty of that one), LOL!

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    I work about a half hour west of Boston.

    Paahk the caah.

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    PolymerBob, how about (also Boston), Buy a pot for the caah instead of "part for the car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    chimenny
    Doris, that's my midwest accent coming through.

    I hate it when people say.....I'll check my puter....meaning computer. Sounds like a body part.

    Or...I just had a hyster....meaning hysterectomy

    Or how did your mamo results come out???.....meaning mammogram

    Or....what did the Doc say.....meaning of course Doctor

    Or.....I'm having taters for dinner....of course potatoes

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    Much of my family lives in Pennsylvania. I have heard 3 contractions for "dare not".
    I've heard "daren't", "daresen't" and "dassen't" .

    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    PolymerBob, how about (also Boston), Buy a pot for the caah instead of "part for the car"
    That sounds about right.

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    My husband says "acrost" instead of "across." And is extremely attached to it.

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    crick instead of creek

    Amends instead of Almonds (I blame this one on Martha Stewart she taught my gma how to say it that way and it drives me batty)

    warsh instead of wash

    and some mispronunciations done by tourists and new transplants to Alaska
    can-eye instead of Kenai (Keen-eye)
    valdez (like dezi arnez) instead of Valdez (valdeez)
    Sea-ward instead of Seward (Sew-ard)
    Mt. McKinley instead of Mt. Denali (though there IS a charity group I support that uses McKinley and it was co founded by an Alaskan...)
    Last edited by Tonichelle; 05-28-2010 at 11:19 AM.

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    When I lived in an eastern state it would drive me crazy to hear "filum" for "film".

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    There are states where you can lose in the primaries for US Senate because of mispronunciations!

    In VT, a fellow lost in the Republican primary when his opponent asked this series of questions in a debate:
    http://www.newenglandfilm.com/news/a...fredtuttle.htm

    The debate went sort of like this:

    Fred Tuttle: How would you pronounce this names of towns in Vermont. Let's start with B A R R E
    Opponent: Bar
    Fred: Nup Barry. How about C A L A I S
    Opponent: Callay
    Fred: Nup Callus . How about C H A R L O T T E
    Opponent: Sharlet
    Fred: Nup Sha lott' Now tell me how many teats on a cow?
    Opponent: 5
    Fred: You mean to tell me that you can't pronounce the names of 3 of the largest towns in the state, and have no idea how many teats there are on a cow, and you think you're qualified to be a Senator from VT?

    (If you're a Republican, you have to win the farm vote in VT)
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-29-2010 at 04:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    My husband says "acrost" instead of "across." And is extremely attached to it.
    When she was living, my grandmother used to say "twiste" instead of "twice".

    Quote Originally Posted by merrywidow View Post
    When I lived in an eastern state it would drive me crazy to hear "filum" for "film".
    In Jamaica, I heard somebody say "flim".

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    Drives me nuts when I hear "betroom" for bedroom! 42

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