People always mispronounce - it drives me crazy

What mispronunciation drives you bonkers?

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Aluminum :icon_wink:

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Should of.

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just googled that …

Aluminum became preferred in the United States and Canada, while aluminium became favored throughout the rest of the English-speaking world .

Aluminum vs. Aluminium: Is There a Difference? | Merriam-Webster.

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Vitamins- as pronounced by Americans
also ‘erbs and eyrac.

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Arthuritis used for Arthritis makes me squirm.

‘Loose’ used when the word should be lose.

‘In them days’ used rather than the correct ‘In those days’.

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The whole glottal stop thing .
War -er, but -er

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four candles

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Prok-you-raytor physical…

(Procurator Fiscal = public prosecutor in Scotland)

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Mischiev-i-ous! There is no ‘i’ after the ‘v’, grrr.

Nauseous pronounced ‘naushus’. :018:

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we don’t have that problem south of the border. Here it’s the public prosecutor, or Crown Prosecution.

I only know what you are referring to because I’ve read the Rebus books.

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Ahh good point, thanks…I’ll translate :smiley:

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I learned to pronounce that properly by watching “Sutherland’s Law” starring Iain Cuthbertson:
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:+1:

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Me too - brilliant series!

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That’s not really a mispronunciation, it is just bad grammar. My daughter in law does it all the time and I keep telling her that “of” is not a verb but she still says it, I think she does it just to annoy me.

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I have a terrible habit of pronouncing things as they are spelled…so Gucci becomes Gukki, for example. Croissant isn’t “quaasso’” in my book, it is actually “Kroysant” :joy:

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Haha, I do that sometimes, just as a joke. One such was gilet, which my daughter and I both pronounced ‘gillit’, with a hard ‘g’. Thing is, sometimes I forget that it’s just an in joke with my family - I remember once saying ‘gillit’ at work, and I got some very weird looks, haha! I had to hastily explain that I did really know it was pronounced jeelay :icon_redface:

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The “where” when the “h” is silent then it becomes “ware”. We Scots don’t do that.

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I say should’ve when not wishing to emphasise the “have”.

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Schedule, the American way. Too many young brits are doing it.

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