NWR – When people say words wrong…

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is ESpresso, NOT EXpresso!

Post # 3
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s mischievous (“MIS-che-vous”), not “mis-CHEE-vee-ous.” There is no “I” after the v!

Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When people refer to FLAMENCO dancing as FLAMINGO dancing *faceplam*

Post # 5
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


I have a friend that pronounces “idea” as “idear”. She knows she says it wrong but still does it anyways.

Post # 6
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

IzzyBear:  Up here in New England, many people add “r” onto the pronounciation of words and think nothing of it. They spell it correctly but can’t say it correctly and don’t acknowledge that it’s weird. It’s so weird though!!

Idear… Vodkar…

Post # 7
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

LilRhodyGem:  And then leave off the “r” sometimes too. “The boats in the hahbah” 

I used to say “for all intensive purposes.” Whoops.

Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee

Supposedly not supposably!!!!  

and when people are telling a story in the past tense, it’s “he texted me…” NOT “he text me….”

Post # 9
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

When I was younger I could not say ‘crayon’, it sucked! LOL, always made fun of for asing someone to pass the ‘crowns’ to me.

Also… when people say ‘pacific’ instead of ‘specific’… cause seriously… one is an ocean. 😉 bahahha

Post # 10
437 posts
Helper bee

LOL my ex used to pronounce random words wrong ALL THE TIME. It was so hard not to laugh during arguments when he’d talk about how “fusstated” he was. He was actually really mean, so it was refreshing to be able to focus on something other than how much of an a-hole he was being lol


Post # 11
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Oh, one more.

It drives me CRAZY when people say things like, ‘I don’t know nothing about it’. ‘I won’t have nothing to do with it’. Noooooo! It’s anything!! Just say anything!! Sounds trashy to me haha.

Post # 12
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

winterwoodlandbride15:  My FI laughs at me every time I say “Crayon”. English is my second language so I still have a few words here and there that I totally screw up.

Someone mentioned Flamenco, that made my day. Every time I hear Flamingo dancing I want to start throwing punches!!

Post # 14
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsPiggles:  I reeeeeeeally want to see some dancing flamingos!!

Post # 15
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I do this to so many words, although nothing listed.  There are some that I cannot say if the written word is in front of me, even though I know the word and how it should be pronounced.

Others, I can’t remember which is the correct pronounciation.  For example the store Papyrus.  DH makes fun every time I use the wrong of the 2 I have in my head, so I just started calling it ‘that card store’.

The weird one is when spelling something out loud, I have to be careful when there is a ‘j’.  I don’t know why, I’ll be thinking j/jay, but it often just comes out of my mouth as g but I think I said it right.

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