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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!

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

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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!

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