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Old 09-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #16
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I do tech support for a gaming company and part of what I do is help people get their system connected online. At least 10 times a day I hear rooter instead of rowter. I know it's router but trying to explain it phonetically.

I can't say anesthetist. I couldn't even spell it right. Autocorrect helped me out LOL
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #17
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Yes. Prostrate for prostate. Old timer's for Alzheimer's. Rotor cup from rotator cuff. As I type, my husband says windmeal for windmill.

Not a mispronunciation, but I hate "have went" for "have gone." Drives me nuts!
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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My soon to be ex sister in law says "Fustrated" instead of "Frustrated". Drives me nuts!

awwww thats kind of cute
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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lol some of you really need to get a hobby, who gives a crap about this kind of thing?
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #20
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Oh, I thought of another one. I kept stumbling over infinitesimal last night during a conversation with my husband. I just couldn't get it out properly, nor could I think of an appropriate synonym off the top of my head. It was driving me crazy...he'd say it properly and then I'd try to mimic him and still I'd botch it up. I hadn't even had anything to drink at that point.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #21
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Thought of another one. I have a friend who says lello instead of yellow. She is 34and it drives me NUTS
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #22
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My history teacher over the summer, for an online course, would put together these presentations. Besides the repetitive ummms... or ands, she had horrible pronunciation of some of the most basic words. She even butchered names that the average person would know.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #23
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How do you pronounce this word: HUMBLE?

Is it Humble or Umble?
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #24
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I am an English teacher in rural Maine. I think I spend about half my time gently correcting my students' pronunciation or word choice. I can't stand the phrases, "I weren't here yesterday," or "I seen you at Walmart." It's what my students hear at home (and there are even some folks who work at the school who speak using incorrect grammar!) so it's hard to reteach something so ingrained. A Maine word is "banking" for "embankment." It drives one of my coworkers absolutely nuts when someone talks about a car going off the road over the "banking" (or "bankin" as it's usually pronounced). Neither of us are from the area where we now teach, so colloquial phrases from that area really drive both of us a bit crazy.
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How do you pronounce this word: HUMBLE?

Is it Humble or Umble?
I pronouce it Humble (with the h), but either (Ither?)is correct.

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #26
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lol some of you really need to get a hobby, who gives a crap about this kind of thing?
I do. It drives me insane to hear any of these. My very least favorite is mute for moot. I had a boss who always talked about the mute point until I wanted to strangle her.

I sat in an audience of 200 women the other day and listened to the Club President say "Arthur" instead of "author" at least three times. It was incredibly painful. Everyone at my table winced lol.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #27
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Kep for kept. Drives me nuts.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #28
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I work for an insurance company and one of my former managers always pronounced "sprinkler system" as "sprinkle system". One time I said to him, Tinkerbell "sprinkles".
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I am an English teacher in rural Maine. I think I spend about half my time gently correcting my students' pronunciation or word choice. I can't stand the phrases, "I weren't here yesterday," or "I seen you at Walmart." It's what my students hear at home (and there are even some folks who work at the school who speak using incorrect grammar!) so it's hard to reteach something so ingrained. A Maine word is "banking" for "embankment." It drives one of my coworkers absolutely nuts when someone talks about a car going off the road over the "banking" (or "bankin" as it's usually pronounced). Neither of us are from the area where we now teach, so colloquial phrases from that area really drive both of us a bit crazy.


Same thing up here! People not understanding how to use the past tense drives me up a wall! "Your" for "you're" is another biggie up here- makes me insane when the principal puts out faculty notices this way!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #30
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All of the sudden is the one that drives me nuts.
If I don't use the non-idiom "suddenly", I do use the idiom "all of the sudden". And I even probably more commonly leave the "of" out and just say "all the sudden". I always thought people were just being lazy when they said "all of a sudden". In this part of the country I hear it with "the" most often.
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