Spinoff: mispronunciations that annoy you

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Liberry for LibRary. It's not a fruit.

Fitty for FiFty.

Febuary for FebRuary.

mYsld for misled

monster for muenster. It's cheese not Freddy Krueger.

Chrisant for croissant.
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It's not really a mispronunciation per se, but it bugs me when people say "Neandertall" instead of "NeandertHal."

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Pacific instead of SPECIFIC.


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^^ my husband does that lol

and also says "for the FACK of" instead of fact lol
Sure, there are the usual suspects like supposively, but the one that gets me every time is when people say "verbage" for "verbiage." If you don't know how to pronounce it, say "language" instead.
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Febuary for FebRuary.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Although I know the R is in there, I'm guilty of this one more often than naught.

'Granite' when the person means 'granted.'
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Kind of random, but...

Diaspora (I've heard dye-AH-spor-a instead of dye-AHS-por-a. Don't hear it too often, though, so correct me if I have it wrong).

Quinoa (It's keen-wah, not kee-no-ah).

Edit: Ooooooh and when people say "a cup of chino" instead of cappucino! Or "camalari" instead of calamari. Or pronounce conch phonetically instead of "conk."
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Last edited by Rubber Biscuit; 10-16-2011 at 10:25 PM.
A cup of chino? Yikes I never heard that.

Skinny milk instead of skim milk. How cutesy.
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ValentiMe's instead of Valentine's. Drives me nuts.
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Disclaimer: The following are not in regard to anyone with a true speech impediment or to actual dialects.

The -tle word ending pronounced as the "oh" sound - especially when used as song lyrics. Example: rhyming "little" with "pillow." It's not pronounced "littow." Blargh.

In the same vein, mispronouncing anything containing the "th" as the "f" or the "v" sound. People all over the country do it - even highly educated people. Ack.

Or, mispronouncing the "th" sound as the "d" sound, as in "dis", "dat", and "da" "over" (other). Again, not talking about a true dialect where "th" may actually be pronounced as "d." Gah.

Something else I've been seeing a great deal of lately: Purposely and repeatedly not using the possessive form: Where is my dad car parked?

And, avoidance of the words "their" and "there is/are," as in: Where is they house? And: "It's a lot of people in here today."

Even worse, is writing/typing these mispronunciations phonetically to ensure that people know you talk this way. Why oh why would you intentionally represent yourself as uneducated or as something you're not? I know..."someone" will chime in and try to justify this behavior as being regional or cultural. When this is clearly not the case, it just makes ME view this as ignorant and defiant behavior. Eeep.

I do have to wonder, though...in places where this could be explained away as a "regional dialect," are students actually taught to speak and write this way in school? And, whether or not they are taught this way in school, do they choose to write this way anyway? Because I see a lot of my family members and many of my son's friends (from all different cultural backgrounds - mostly second-generation) writing this way on FB, and they're learning in the same classrooms alongside my son, who doesn't talk/write that way - and we're black! So, what's up with that?
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Last edited by Honeycurls; 10-17-2011 at 01:52 AM.
Kind of random, but...

Diaspora (I've heard dye-AH-spor-a instead of dye-AHS-por-a. Don't hear it too often, though, so correct me if I have it wrong).

Quinoa (It's keen-wah, not kee-no-ah).

Edit: Ooooooh and when people say "a cup of chino" instead of cappucino! Or "camalari" instead of calamari. Or pronounce conch phonetically instead of "conk."
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Lol! But Diaspora, quinoa, and conch are not that commonly used in many places. You have to admit that quinoa's pronunciation is a bit elusive at first. I pronounced it "qwin-oh-a" until I started eating it and decided to Google it.

I still find that I have to force myself to remember that it's "conk" and not "conch." I very rarely have occasion to use that word. And, I don't think I've ever even seen the word Diaspora before today. Off to Google it....
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Last edited by Honeycurls; 10-17-2011 at 01:57 AM.
I dont know if this is considered mispronouncing but...

The boyfriend called me the other day and said 'I got an IRREGARDLESS today!'


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Expresso instead of espresso. This one makes me pretty stabby. Particularly when people who work in coffee houses say it.

Posted from my smart phone; please excuse typos or brevity.
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Pacific instead of SPECIFIC.


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Originally Posted by NYCgirl
I have the hardest time pronouncing the word specific..
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Kind of random, but...

Diaspora (I've heard dye-AH-spor-a instead of dye-AHS-por-a. Don't hear it too often, though, so correct me if I have it wrong).

Quinoa (It's keen-wah, not kee-no-ah).

Edit: Ooooooh and when people say "a cup of chino" instead of cappucino! Or "camalari" instead of calamari. Or pronounce conch phonetically instead of "conk."
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
I think both pronunciations of quinoa are accepted actually. The first maybe more correct, but the second is valid One is just an Anglicization of the word.
Expresso instead of espresso. This one makes me pretty stabby. Particularly when people who work in coffee houses say it.

Posted from my smart phone; please excuse typos or brevity.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
Ya, that one's bad. We use that one in making fun all the time.


Using my iphone with my toe thumbs. There will be typos.
Kind of random, but...

Diaspora (I've heard dye-AH-spor-a instead of dye-AHS-por-a. Don't hear it too often, though, so correct me if I have it wrong).

Quinoa (It's keen-wah, not kee-no-ah).

Edit: Ooooooh and when people say "a cup of chino" instead of cappucino! Or "camalari" instead of calamari. Or pronounce conch phonetically instead of "conk."
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Lol! But Diaspora, quinoa, and conch are not that commonly used in many places. You have to admit that quinoa's pronunciation is a bit elusive at first. I pronounced it "qwin-oh-a" until I started eating it and decided to Google it.

I still find that I have to force myself to remember that it's "conk" and not "conch." I very rarely have occasion to use that word. And, I don't think I've ever even seen the word Diaspora before today. Off to Google it....
Originally Posted by Honeycurls
I completely agree with you! I am very understanding if the word is new to someone's vocabulary. It only annoys me when someone is familiar with those words/food items. If I can see that they are unfamiliar with them, I just gently repeat the word back with the correct pronunciation and explain the origin, as in the case of quinoa.

As for diaspora, I was recalling a class in college where the word was a part of daily use, but commonly mispronounced. I was reminded of this when my dad recently said the word incorrectly. I was stunned because he has an admirable vocabulary and understands its meaning. He admitted though, he had only seen the word written, and never spoken. We were discussing the etymology of Puerto Rican Spanish and how the African diaspora played its part.
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Last edited by Rubber Biscuit; 10-17-2011 at 10:35 AM.
Kind of random, but...

Diaspora (I've heard dye-AH-spor-a instead of dye-AHS-por-a. Don't hear it too often, though, so correct me if I have it wrong).

Quinoa (It's keen-wah, not kee-no-ah).

Edit: Ooooooh and when people say "a cup of chino" instead of cappucino! Or "camalari" instead of calamari. Or pronounce conch phonetically instead of "conk."
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
I think both pronunciations of quinoa are accepted actually. The first maybe more correct, but the second is valid One is just an Anglicization of the word.
Originally Posted by KookyCurl
Hmmm, I find that rather odd. English has plenty of words that originate in another language, but do not become commonly "anglicized," especially for food items. Immediately coming to mind are merlot, filet, tortilla, etc.

As an addendum, these words are a part of my daily vocabulary, and those mispronunciations bother me, on certain occasions, like when a certain coworker mangles many of those words. I genuinely hope noone feels offended, especially if any of those words are not a part of your regular repertoire.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

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