(Closed) NWR – When people say words wrong…

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Post # 61
2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Father-In-Law says “set” instead of “sit”. DH’s entire family also says “acrossed”.

My mom is from another country so this one is cute to me: she sometimes says “cheapsteak” instead of “cheapskate”….haha.

Post # 62
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LaPetiote:  but they don’t add an “i” sound after the v — mis-CHEE-vous (in the UK), not mis-chee-vee-ous (as it is so often mispronounced here).

Post # 63
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m from originally from Michigan, and people talk and pronounce things pretty funny there (if you’ve seen Nicole on this season of Big Brother, you know what I mean). Growing up, my cousins pronounced bagel “bag-uhl” instead of “bay-guhl,” pillow was “pellow” and milk was “melk.” My grandparents and most other older folks I know say “Satur-dee.” People will say, “I seen so-and-so at the mall.” You mean you SAW them? I cannot stand to hear people from MI talk on TV, I recognize it right away and it drives me nuts.

At work, I hear a lot of “mines” (i.e. “that pen is mines”) from the people I work with. It doesn’t bother me, but I do find it kind of amusing, especially after looking up the definition on Urban Dictionary.

Also, people who pronounce Vitamin Shoppe as “Shop-ee.” Come on, guys.

It also bothers me when people say they feel “nauseous” instead of feeling “nauseated.” I don’t know why it bugs me so much, it’s stupid.

Post # 64
4521 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You have all listed most of the ones that drive me crazy (like well/good, who/whom, and so forth), but I thought of a few more that my family does. 

My mom’s side of the family is Italian and she pronounces a lot of English words the way her grandmother used to… and now my siblings and I do it too. Three that are pretty obviously influenced:

Ricotta (we say it more like “rigooda” except it’s a really sharp c instead of g)

Pizzelles (we insert a soft T in it, like Pitzells)

Biscotti (we say “biscouts”)

Post # 65
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Written – it’s OUR house not ARE house, that one drives me crazy

catsup instead of ketchup

supposibly instead of supposedly

that’s off the top of my head.

Post # 66
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh yeah, my mom pronounces vodka as vuhdka (short u sound). 

Post # 67
91 posts
Worker bee

I CANNOT stand when people say “real-ah-ter” instead of re-ahl-ter!  

Or when something is a moot point… it’s not a mute point.

Post # 68
788 posts
Busy bee

Ugh… I am a giant nerd about these things. I hate when people pronounce “supposedly” as “supposingly”. It drives me insane and makes me cringe! 

Post # 69
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

For all intents and purposes….not intensive purposes lol!

And its Chipotle! Not Chipolte!

OH! And nuclear being pronounced “New-cue-lur”

And this isn’t so much a speaking problem as a spelling problem….there, their, and they’re!!! On fb….everyday….it happens….I never comment to correct them but out of habit I read them correctly in my head so when I see “Their precious!” It sounds like half of a sentence!!! Their precious what!? lol! You’re killin’ me smalls…

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Post # 70
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

missopal:  yeeeeeeeesssssss!!! I seriously can’t stand the defiantly/definitely thing! I can’t believe I forgot to mention it! lol!

Post # 71
7836 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

excitedtobeMRSF:  yes! I want to kick people when they say sherbeRt! Grrrrr!

Post # 72
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

BurlapnLace:  Hahahaha! The axe/ask thing totally reminded me of this!

Post # 73
4426 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

MrsHalpert:  Did you know they just added a new definition for literally?

A new “informal” (aka totally incorrect) definition: used for emphasis or to express strong feeling while not being literally true. 

Yeahh…let’s go ahead and just tell people using a word wrong is okay.

Post # 74
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016


KatiePi:  Things like this make me sad for humanity lol! I also recently heard that “selfie” made it into the dictionary. And not only that but “friend” is now a verb too, apparently because of fb…..

Post # 75
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What about people who use an ‘ng’ sound in the word onion. Pronounced like ‘ungyen’ – that might be a south Australian thing! The other thing said here that is subtle but annoying is ‘fith and sicth’ instead of ‘fifth and sixth’! 

My future Mother-In-Law says cabbyatta bread for ciabatta bread ahhahaha! 

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