Post # 61
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
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
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
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
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
Oh yeah, my mom pronounces vodka as vuhdka (short u sound).
Post # 67
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
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
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…
Post # 70
missopal: yeeeeeeeesssssss!!! I seriously can’t stand the defiantly/definitely thing! I can’t believe I forgot to mention it! lol!
Post # 71
excitedtobeMRSF: yes! I want to kick people when they say sherbeRt! Grrrrr!
Post # 72
BurlapnLace: Hahahaha! The axe/ask thing totally reminded me of this!
Post # 73
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
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
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!