AIBU by being really irritated by people saying "likkle" instead of "little" and...

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Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 14:41:37 be even more irritated by the fact that the person who was just saying it was my Health Visitor?!

I have never met her, managed to dodge that bullet for 2 years grin But on the phone she says this and REALLY annoys me!

I am probably BU but it really winds me up!

Crawling Fri 25-Jan-13 14:42:36

No I agree YANBU IMO

PickledInAPearTree Fri 25-Jan-13 14:44:02

My midwife said to open my iccle legs when I was in labour. She was lucky to survive tbh.

FeckOffCup Fri 25-Jan-13 14:44:16

YANBU. My bugbear is "gawjus" it makes me want to slap the user of it very hard.

Ikkle is just the absolute pits. I have one particular friend who aways refers to her kids as ikkles.....I pull her up on it every time smile

TheRobberBride Fri 25-Jan-13 14:45:57

No YANBU. ''Ikkle' sets my teeth on edge. In much the same way as referring to children as 'smalls' does.

Samnella Fri 25-Jan-13 14:46:03


It is up there with hun as far as I am concerned.

Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 14:46:21

I think the fact that she is a HV annoys me more because, and this IS the I bit, it makes me question her professional abilities if she can't even pronounce little properly!

I think that MW would have been kicked in the face if that had been me Pickled!

Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 14:46:39

This is the "U bit not I bit!

Theladyinpurple Fri 25-Jan-13 14:47:23

YADNBU. Hate it

JoinTheDots Fri 25-Jan-13 14:47:39

YANBU my FIL says it about DD, makes me grind my teeth every time

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Jan-13 14:50:09

'Arks' instead of 'ask' winds me the fuck really does.

When my DS2 was in reception, he kept saying it because his TA did angry

wineandroses Fri 25-Jan-13 14:50:40

My particular dislike is people who say 'Arksed' instead of 'Asked'. I hear it more and more often; most annoying.

Also, someone I used to work with would say 'Mort-gauge' instead of 'Mortgage'.

wineandroses Fri 25-Jan-13 14:51:06

Oh cross-post with Worra.

Charlie01234 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:59:37

And Hospickle instead of Hospital. Drives me crazy ...... SPEAK PROPERLY!!!!

BridgetBidet Fri 25-Jan-13 15:08:42

You live in Yorkshire don't you. grin. I do too. It makes me want to kill people.

As does bokkle, hospickal, kekkle and whater. Oh and you put oil in your car, it's not something you dig.

Charlie01234 Fri 25-Jan-13 15:13:50

I am in Yorkshire but I think this is something more likely to be heard in Manchester/Oldham?? Always think of Ashley from Coronation Street! My husband thinks I am being very unreasonable but it is something I would put firmly in my room 101.

spatchcock Fri 25-Jan-13 15:17:23

YADNBU. And shock at the midwife who used this word in a labour situation!

manicbmc Fri 25-Jan-13 15:21:58

Hospickle, Likkle, Lellow - hate it, hate it so much. Almost forgiveable if you are 7 or younger.

I know a few kids who have had endless speech therapy, when it came to light that they say these words as they do because their mother is a dimwit who talks in baby-speak to them. hmm

PessaryPam Fri 25-Jan-13 15:33:41

Arks is the Jamaican way of saying ask.

suburbophobe Fri 25-Jan-13 15:39:53

And likkle is Jamaican patois for little.

So maybe your HV is from there? (You say you've never met her).

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Jan-13 16:18:57

What makes me laugh about most of the people I know who say 'arks' is that they've never been outside of it's not as though it's a phrase they were used to saying all their lives.

thebody Fri 25-Jan-13 16:23:57

Agree 'arks' very annoying.

Ickle is vile but a mom at our school calls her dds bubbas.. They are a well grown 7 and 9. Want to spit at her.

I do say 'binockears' for binoculars though. Not sure why.

Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 18:34:41

My husband is Jamaican and it winds him up too. She wasnt using any other patois, so I doubt she is Jamaican but will let you know if she does indeed turn out to be!

Bella88 Fri 25-Jan-13 18:50:07

Skellington and chimley are equally as nauseating.

Thick cunts! angry

MrsWolowitzerables Fri 25-Jan-13 18:53:34

Sangwich really annoys me. As does Skellington. DH says it and it gives me the rage.

MrsWolowitzerables Fri 25-Jan-13 18:54:19

Oh and ice- ring.

It's ice RINK!!!!!! angry

WilsonFrickett Fri 25-Jan-13 18:56:40

Oh god yes ice-ring. And med-sin (there is an i! It's med-i-cine!). And lil instead of little - one of my facebook friends has taken to this one. In fact, last week she was twittering on about building 'sum draws for her lil one'. Rage, rage, rage.

manicbmc Fri 25-Jan-13 18:57:04

Sammidge - just wrong.

MiniEggsinJanuary Fri 25-Jan-13 19:00:08

What on earth does skellington mean? Skeleton? And chimley?

MiniEggsinJanuary Fri 25-Jan-13 19:00:54

I hate biccy for biscuit and for some totally unknown and unreasonable reason, I also hate poorly. Think it's just me on that one!

Numberlock Fri 25-Jan-13 19:03:11

Also hate tummy in anyone over the edge of 6!

Goodadvice1980 Fri 25-Jan-13 19:08:52

My bugbear is x-er-ray, no - it's a frigging x-ray!!

purrpurr Fri 25-Jan-13 19:14:32

Heard a lot of ath-er-lete during the Olympics. Kept turning to my husband/cat/other fellow living room occupier and saying 'it IS still just ath-lete, right? Did I miss something?'

Also hate lickle. Never heard it til I moved to Manchester. When someone used it I laughed, then realised they were entirely serious. Cripes.

BrandonFlowersHoHoHo Fri 25-Jan-13 19:19:36

Kind of off topic but "chillaxing" has to be the most irritating non word ever.

redexpat Fri 25-Jan-13 19:21:38

Mini I hate poorly too! Yay it's not just me smile

I think I could forgive ickle if the person said it to a baby, but otherwise not.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 25-Jan-13 19:26:45

Hate likkle, bokkle, hospikal. Argh!

merlottits Fri 25-Jan-13 19:34:18

My DH told me last week he had a sore tummy. The withering look I gave him. Jesus. What are you, 5?

Abliance for Ambulance I loathe too.

Pontouf Fri 25-Jan-13 19:37:48

Hate lickle, bockle, chimley etc. I used to have a colleague who said hospickle. She was a health care assistant in a busy surgical unit. Made her sound utterly ridiculous.

Recently noticed my boss says struddle instead of struggle. Now I've noticed it he says it all the fucking time and it makes me (inwardly) furious!

everlong Fri 25-Jan-13 19:40:56

Baf instead of bath. Horrid.

OmgATalkingOnion Fri 25-Jan-13 19:48:12

Nope poorly is awful. All wet and drippy.

Pacific instead of specific.
Haitch instead of Aitch

Kalisi Fri 25-Jan-13 19:52:14

Lully instead of lovely. Urgh! Makes my blood boil.

Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 20:16:12

irregardless is another one.

I have heard it used by otherwise intelligent people but who cannot seem to differentiate between regardless or irrespective!

Chelvis Fri 25-Jan-13 20:17:42

Prolly for probably [stab stab stab]

tigerdriverII Fri 25-Jan-13 20:23:42

Chimbley for chimney. Why why why.

Pacifically for specifically. Not often a word you actually have to use very often. To be pacific.

That pronunciation of words ending in -er or -or as "aaaah", the worst example being the X Fact AAAR.

TomArchersSausage Fri 25-Jan-13 20:33:21

Holibobs<loads gun>

Yamyoid Fri 25-Jan-13 20:36:56

My dad used to take it a step further. He didn't like likkle - fair enough - but also used to complain if we placed too much emphasis on the 't' sound. "It's not littul, it's little". He also used to get wound up about incorrect use of 'hopefully' hmm. He's a lot more relaxed about it all now.

Anyway, yanbu. Likkle is stupid.

vjg13 Fri 25-Jan-13 20:41:03

YANBU, I also have a total hatred of the word 'mither' bleugh!

Gingerdodger Fri 25-Jan-13 20:42:17

My personal one is tenderhooks rather than tenderhooks. People say it all the time.

vjg13 Fri 25-Jan-13 20:44:01

My Mil also says 'prostrate' when she means prostate. Not that we discuss this often!

Gingerdodger Fri 25-Jan-13 20:44:15

Aaarggh tenterhooks! Even my spellcheck says tenderhooks. It should be tenterhooks!

vjg13 Fri 25-Jan-13 20:44:47

Ooh and 'vica versa' too.

Savannahgirl Fri 25-Jan-13 20:48:43

Hearing people say "should of" instead of "should have" - really makes my teeth itch confused!

hamiltondog Fri 25-Jan-13 20:49:33

What about adding 'like' into every sentence???

Barabajagal Fri 25-Jan-13 20:53:34

What about nucular - George W Bush - Aaaargh!

Mockingcurl Fri 25-Jan-13 20:57:24

My bugbear is " my bad" and "a big ask". Makes me just want to hit them.

Savannahgirl Fri 25-Jan-13 21:00:40

My 70 year old uncle made me cringe when he kept asking my DC if they liked "pittsa". He meant "pizza" of course, but the DC were totally flummoxedgrin

Gottalovecosta Fri 25-Jan-13 21:01:56

nods lickle, bokkle, hospikle - all set my teeth on edge. Hate it!

Savannahgirl Fri 25-Jan-13 21:04:07

Somethink instead of "something" is another really annoying one...

Gunznroses Fri 25-Jan-13 21:12:41

I was stood there instead of i was standing

Creamtea1 Fri 25-Jan-13 21:19:17

'hollibobs' makes me want to kill the person
Also 'brufin' instead of ibuprofen - wtaf?
And saying 'are you going the gym' for example instead of going TO a place..
I know these sort of threads get done a lot but I do like them smile

Flisspaps Fri 25-Jan-13 21:26:08

I seen

MrsBW Fri 25-Jan-13 21:26:46

'Alot'. FFS, there's no such word!!!

PickledInAPearTree Fri 25-Jan-13 21:27:40

I knew hollibobs would rear its ugly head.

WilsonFrickett Fri 25-Jan-13 21:29:53

A continuity announcer has just informed me I am watching dramar on four. A continuity announcer FFS! It makes one year for the days of Auntie Beeb and gels in pearls.

Alc-O-wol for alcohol - make me reach for wine.

willowstar Fri 25-Jan-13 21:37:07

Brufin in the generic name for ibuprofen

Brufen is a brand name for ibuprofen and the name it was first marketed under in this country (and is prescription only) - Ibuprofen is the generic name.

Alconleigh Fri 25-Jan-13 22:13:16

Bottom line is anyone who comes out with likkle etc is v ignorant. So obv if a health visitor etc then probably ignorable. Harsh but not unreasonable. <flaming ahoy>

ImperialBlether Fri 25-Jan-13 22:16:25

I had a phone conversation once with someone I'd met online.

He said 'lickle' at one point and all I could think was how quickly I could get off the phone.

Then he said 'bickie' (couldn't shut him up) and I was clenching everything.

Then he said, "You make me chuckle" and I slammed the phone down.

Bogeyface Sat 26-Jan-13 02:19:19

I knew the Brufen one, its the name that medical staff use.

But what the buggerybollocks is Holibobs?! I have no idea what that is and cant guess either!

alcon so I AINBU to think worse of her for saying it? Assuming that she isnt using Patois, which I know and is quite hard to understand if you dont know it.

Bogeyface Sat 26-Jan-13 02:22:33

Google tells me that it may mean Holiday. "Best Holibobs ever" according to Trip Advisor.


firstbabyhelp Sat 26-Jan-13 02:52:15

Also holibags
And typing nom nom nom - just so annoying, and whoop whoop - makes me irrationally irritated, you wouldn't say this in RL if you were excited!

Ugh when I was on the postnatal ward DP pointed out that 2 of the other mums said bokkle. He then fucked off home and I had to spend the next 2 days getting more and more irrationally angry listening to it!

FriendofDorothy Sat 26-Jan-13 03:07:23

Lil. I hate it. On FB my brother-in-law's idiot sister uses it all the time as in 'having coffee with my lil man'. I hate it. I want to batter her.

deleted203 Sat 26-Jan-13 03:47:47

I would have to seriously maim anyone who ever said, 'Whatever' to me in a dismissive tone of voice.

And I had a friend who was always showing me things she'd bought from Dorothy Perkins and saying, 'I picked it up in Dotty Ps'. Which set my teeth on edge.

Same friend says, 'Oh I know, babes!' to me in a serious tone of voice and I loathe it.

Primadonnagirl Sat 26-Jan-13 07:30:17

Agree w ith almost everyone on this thread, yeah? (thats one of my pet hates,yeah?)My MiL says pantomine instead of pantomime and zorbet instead of sorbet. she just doesn't know it's the wrong word and I'm scared one day I'll scream the right ones at her!And it's surprising how often they come up in our conversations!

Mockingcurl Sat 26-Jan-13 08:49:16

Oh yes, a friend of mine says "Urban Dee cay", and refers to everyone (in a very loud voice) as "Schweedie". confused

HollyBerryBush Sat 26-Jan-13 09:00:00

Fillum - its a bloody film

Smalls - nope, smalls are knickers not children

Well sick - nope you are either well or sick, not both, even if you mean you are good good

I was, like; innit like.... argh

Know what I mean?

Specific for Pacific

It's endless, it really is.

Ouroboros Sat 26-Jan-13 09:08:11

I really really hate it when someone asks for a slither of cake. It's a SLIVER!

Fakebook Sat 26-Jan-13 09:18:45

Chimley instead of chimney.

Samwidge instead of sandwich.

Bought instead of brought, or brought instead of bought.

HintofBream Sat 26-Jan-13 09:32:41

I was sat instead if I was sitting. Unless someone picked you up and plonked you on a chair.

AnnaBegins Sat 26-Jan-13 09:34:49

Ugh at my old work there was a director who said likkle. She thought it sounded cute and girly. It didn't, it sounded unprofessional.

Arthurfowlersallotment Sat 26-Jan-13 09:35:20

I saw 'ikkle boi' on Facebook.

Charlie01234 Sat 26-Jan-13 10:13:02

Hearing people say "should of" instead of "should have" - really makes my teeth itch !


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