That's not a real word!

mispronounciation

that one is funny...

restauranteur...logical but incorrect

crick instead of creek.

I must admit, saying creek feels weird to me.
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Don't you hate when you use one of your inside joke words or phrases out in public.

It just comes out.
and you're like...
oh. hmmm. I said that HERE.
I'm not supposed to say that HERE.
That's a "mr. Y and I word"
No-one else is supposed to know...

Some of them are really embarassing too.

Originally Posted by yagottaloveyacurls
LOL Yes! I do that more often than I'd like to remember. It's like I have my own personal and separate home dialect and public dialect.
Not Cindy or Sindy or Syndey or any other such abomination.
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flustrated...are you so frustrated and flustered that you had to combine the two?
Originally Posted by destinych3
Huge pet peeve of mine.
FLUSTRATED?
sheesh
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But most people I've heard say flustrated seem to be saying it jokingly, not as if they think it's a real word.
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Both are words, however...


Loose <> Lose

They cannot be used interchangeably.

I despise seeing either of those two used in the place of the other, just really sets me off for some reason.
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But most people I've heard say flustrated seem to be saying it jokingly, not as if they think it's a real word.
Originally Posted by auntnett
I've heard people say it with such seriousness and rage...it just about killed me
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Both are words, however...


Loose <> Lose

They cannot be used interchangeably.

I despise seeing either of those two used in the place of the other, just really sets me off for some reason.
Originally Posted by DJ Machismo
That one kills me too. I've had to proofread peers' writing and I see people constantly do it. This is not like 4th grade writing or something either. This is high level college writing. It's disturbing.
Not Cindy or Sindy or Syndey or any other such abomination.
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Both are words, however...


Loose <> Lose

They cannot be used interchangeably.

I despise seeing either of those two used in the place of the other, just really sets me off for some reason.
Originally Posted by DJ Machismo
Ugh, I'm with you on that one. It drives me crazy.
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I have a friend who says emzyme instead of enzyme. She also says volumptuous.

Another one that bugs me is the inappropriate use of "myself," as in "He gave the donuts to Homer and myself."
I use the wrong words sometimes and I mispronounce things sometimes, and I misspell things sometimes, so I give others lots of slack. But a word that drives me nuts is jewelery. I know it's a real word but I still prefer jewelry. And I get irritated when people add R's at the ends of words for no apparent reason. A friend came to visit years ago and when we went to lunch he ordered a tuna pita but of course it sounded like tuner peter and it took awhile for the waitress to figure out what he wanted. We still laugh about it. My ex was and still is great at making up his own words and they are usually pretty hysterical.

There is one real word that I hate and I refuse to use - whom. I just detest that word. The word "who" works just fine for me.

And hey, "crick" is a word! Really, it's in the dictionary! : )
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When the very first person to ever say "ginormous" said it, it was probably funny. But it isn't any more.

When reading, I can't stand seeing "idk". It always makes me think of that cingular commercial with "my bff Jill."

Pretty much everything else I would mention has already been listed here. Oh! Except "orientate" as it relates to orientation. And the juxtaposition of "prospective" and "perspective" makes me a little stabby.
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When the very first person to ever say "ginormous" said it, it was probably funny. But it isn't any more.
Hee.
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suppose to
would of
should of
could of

Sorry if these are repeats...I just saw these somewhere and had to get it off my chest.

And, oh how I hate "orientate."

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I have a few more to add. First of all, I'm from the south (Kentucky) and a lot that has already been posted, I have been guilty of at one time or another.

How about "drawl" as in "I am going to drawl a picture"?

And, the improper use of "them" and "those". When I hear someone say, "I like them boys" instead of "those" is a biiiiig pet peeve of mine.

Yes, once upon a time I said "toirlet and warsh". Don't know why we say that. And, I had a "crick" right in my backyard. We would catch "crawdads" in it. I believe most people up north call them crayfish. lol

We also tend to put the accent on a different part of a word than other people. Umbrella is accented on the "um" and theater is accented on the "a" and that "a" is a long "a".

Anyhow, thought I would add my two cents
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Whoops, there was one more I wanted to add. I hate when someone says "I could care less." I think you mean, you couldn't care less. If you could care less, then...well...you could care less!
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Cousint instead of cousin
Libary istead of library
Brung instead of brought

When people use is instead of are. Like: Is you coming to the party? Where is you at?
Originally Posted by Sarahgrace
+1

arn - iron
fixin' to - about to
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are instead of our
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Another one my husband is guilty of..."fixin". I'm fixin to go to the store. Ugh! I hate that. He says it so fast it's more like "fitin".
If you can make yourself understood with it, it's a word--even if it's not be appropriate to use in formal writing. (But yes, some words do--rightly or wrongly--make people who say them sound less educated.)

And a lot of what's in this thread is just regional vocabulary or accent, not "incorrect" versions of dictionary words (like "orientate" for "orient"). I pronounce "our" as "are," if I'm talking quickly. I know what word I'm saying, and so does everyone else.

I don't mean to rain on everyone's parade. I guess it just bugs me that we're listing these really common pronunciations and and words as mistakes, and not as regional dialects that we've noticed and find interesting.

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