Spinoff: What mispronunciations, or wrong word usages make you cringe?

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I can't believe I'm admitting this but A couple weeks ago I heard myself say "I don't got no time to do that" I was like then I went home and . I work in a place where grammar isn't a top priority and I fear it's rubbing off. Not that I was ever the best grammertist but I'm not a slouch either.
You's ..... i.e. "You's want some breakfast?"

effin hate when people say that.
Originally Posted by santini
That's funny. I never heard that one.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Oh lord I grew up saying you'se guys this & you'se want to that. I'm from MI. A few teachers in high school made it their prime directive to get us all to stop saying it that way. It worked
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A friend of mine asked me once if I had a "res-ahyp" for the dish I wanted to make. After I fell out, and dried my tears of laughter, I let her know that it was pronounced res-uh-pee (recipe).
Originally Posted by CocoaCoily
Oh my freaking god I don't even know how to pronounce that!
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I cannot STANNDDDDDDD the way some women use the word "female".

As in, "This female tried to approach my husband in the club last night"........or "Some females cannot stand the way I look"......

I'm sorry but it grates my nerves to no end.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
I don't appreciate that, either. I'm a WOMAN, not a dog. It's just disrespectful.
I was like then I went home and .
Originally Posted by papayahed
LMAO. I think a lot of people should do that.

P.S. I'm guilty of using that phrase before too.
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I know. "Female" makes us sound like we're some sort of animal.

Hey sinistral - you're my lefty twin. How's it going?
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Pretty good, how about you
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I can't get over how many times I've seen "poured" used instead of "pored" in supposedly professional documents...

"We poured over the evidence for hours." The correct word is "pored".

"click" instead of "clique"

"peaked" or "peeked" instead of "piqued"...."My interest was peaked when I saw the closed box." The correct word is "piqued".
Supposebly instead if Supposedly. Conversate instead of Converse.


Drives me NUTS !
nucular instead of nuclear. I hate that.

While I know that hair regime may be technically correct, I prefer hair regimen. Hair regime sounds as if your hair is a nation.
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Orientate or orientated instead of orient or oriented. As in "I gradually orientated to my surroundings." Argh!!

Lately my boyfriend keeps using the word superfluous wrong. He confused it with some fancy word for beautiful so the other day he told me I was so superfluous. I was like

Also if I'm recounting a conversation I am known to use the "I was like, and then she/he was like" but I'm also usually acting it out at same time, gestures and facial expressions etc. I try to weed it out of my usage but it still crops up. Especially when I'm excited or animated.
Oh, no -- sorry CP. That was me assuming that the punctuation for a smiley-sticking-out-tongue would yield an actual smiley-sticking-out-tongue. Turns out, it doesn't.
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
Yes, it does, but it's lower-case P, not capital.

As for this thread: "conversate".
Also, "brung". *Shudder*
Orientate or orientated instead of orient or oriented. As in "I gradually orientated to my surroundings." Argh!!

Lately my boyfriend keeps using the word superfluous wrong. He confused it with some fancy word for beautiful so the other day he told me I was so superfluous. I was like

Also if I'm recounting a conversation I am known to use the "I was like, and then she/he was like" but I'm also usually acting it out at same time, gestures and facial expressions etc. I try to weed it out of my usage but it still crops up. Especially when I'm excited or animated.
Originally Posted by KookyCurl
I answer the phones at a homecare agency and it grinds my gears when aides will call saying they need an "orient" on a client. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the worde "orient" can't be used as a noun in that fashion.
Warsh.

As in warshing machine or warsh your hands. How do they get an R in there? My grandpa used to say it. I heard it recently from someone but hadn't heard it in a long time before that.
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Liberry for library. It's not a fruit! LMAO I think that's the snooty way to spell it, it's li barry.

FebUary for FebRuary the R is silent duh lol

Fith for Fifth what how do pronounce that like barney fith? lol most people say his last name as fith. fi th never heard that one lol

orry for awry that is not a common word in my part of the region lol
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AX for ask I axed him? You chopped him up? LOL i think a lot of that is generational. I notice when people say AX instead of ask only because people have pointed it out now i always listen for it, but i really dont care.

and of course, I seen instead of I saw. Yes this annoys me. Any past tense, present tense, plural words, etc annoy me. sit, sat, see, saw, seen,(seent lol) do begin, began, begun, etc used in the wrong context.

And I'm probably the only one who cringes at this, but it's not baby mama or baby daddy, it's baby's mama or baby's daddy. LMAOO wtf the whole thing is so wrong you don't even notice that.

And lastly, pewckle for pickle. Whaaatttt? Who says pew kel lol


Ideer instead of idea.
Originally Posted by wonderdiana
ideal instead of idea annoys me.

I hate when people say, "I could care less...."

NO NO NO NO NO, its "I could NOT care less...". Otherwise, you care a whole lot rather than caring so little you have no caring whatsoever left in you!!!

Drives me INSANE!!!!
Originally Posted by Cluekeeper
I say that on purpose lol, meaning i already just dont care on a superficial level, but you can give more reason to hate you or care less.. i really could care less lol

the sad thing is i'm one of the biggest offenders with grammar and punctuation. Its sad math and english i'll reserve the info for a test and forget it. I took an English test and a math test and i was writting one of the many essays and i was like how the **** do I know all this ish, man I aced that ish, math i studied for less than an hour, thought for sure i was gonna fail aced that ish, i did best in geometry and advanced algebra i was like wtf i retained that ish after studying for an hour thing is when i was taking the test i knew i was gonna pass i was like dang i know every answer it shocked me, because when i had the pretest that stuff looked like a foreign language.. now ask me anything English, grammer, punctuation, math, lmaoooo i couldn't tell you if you paid me and that was only 6 months ago. I need to make a conscious effort to retain stuff.

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A friend of mine asked me once if I had a "res-ahyp" for the dish I wanted to make. After I fell out, and dried my tears of laughter, I let her know that it was pronounced res-uh-pee (recipe).
Originally Posted by CocoaCoily
Oh my freaking god I don't even know how to pronounce that!
Originally Posted by missbanjo
LOL... That's how the dictionary phonetically spells the long I sound. She pronounced recipe as a long I word.

AsympTOPE instead of asympTOTE. Come on people, that's not where the P is located in the word.

Eckspecially. Nope, there's no C or K in that word, so don't throw one in there.
Warsh.

As in warshing machine or warsh your hands. How do they get an R in there? My grandpa used to say it. I heard it recently from someone but hadn't heard it in a long time before that.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
That may be a regional thing. I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, and it was very common there to hear it pronounced "worsh."
You's ..... i.e. "You's want some breakfast?"

effin hate when people say that.
Originally Posted by santini

I haven't heard that one, but I've heard people say "yall's"! As in, "Did yall eat yall's breakfast already?"
I'm enjoying this thread. Making me laugh. Also, I've heard breakfast pronouced brewfixed.
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I'm enjoying this thread. Making me laugh. Also, I've heard breakfast pronouced brewfixed.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Lmao maybe they are thinking about coffee is the brew fixed lol

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