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Creation. C. R. E. ation. Not curation.

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BertieBotts Sun 23-Mar-14 19:41:47

I swear to god I'm going to murder DH if he says this one more time.

How hard. You don't say "Carsh" instead of crash, or "Cerrp" instead of creep. Why do people insist on saying "Ceration/curative/curator" instead of creation/tive/tor?

AIBU? <breathes>

Topaz25 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:55:20

My DH says acreately instead of accurately and pacific instead of specific. The irony of not pronouncing these specific words accurately is lost on him. Or would be, if I didn't persistently point it out. I feel your pain.

BertieBotts Sun 23-Mar-14 21:28:22

Glad I'm not alone grin

LindyHemming Sun 23-Mar-14 21:30:12

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SignoraStronza Sun 23-Mar-14 21:35:58

I agree. Don't get me started on those (usually fellow southerners) who seem totally unable to say the words create/creative/created etc. They seem to think that you 'crate' something or it is 'crated' and miss out the 'e'. Just listen to anything Nick Clegg says - he's a prime offender.

EverythingsDozy Sun 23-Mar-14 21:37:41

I have never heard that before!!
I have heard nuclear / nucular though.

MoonRover Sun 23-Mar-14 21:39:47

yes yes yes about crating!

Heston blumentwat prime offender, forever banging on about the latest hideous show off chemical experiment he has created. He is an idiot. Or as he would say, and idot.

steff13 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:42:35

I've not heard those, but I have heard "pitcher" instead of "picture," (super common around here), and "libarry," instead of "library."

AwfulMaureen Sun 23-Mar-14 21:43:19

Bless him. Did he have a speech delay as a child?

BertieBotts Sun 23-Mar-14 21:48:51

No idea, I didn't know him as a child.

Pitcher and libarry don't bother me grin they must be from my home accent. Actually curate is common in my home accent too so not sure why that bugs me.

GAAAAH and instead of an is even worse. I even used to know someone online who would painstakingly put a little apostrophe after every time she typed an, as in "I was eating an' apple" as though she thought it should really be and <whimpers>

EverythingsDozy Sun 23-Mar-14 21:52:04

I am guilty of pitcher instead of picture blush but definitely not liberry instead of library!

Flopsy28 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:52:30

I can't stand it when DH says 'throfy' instead of'frothy'..I want to do actual bodily harm! Oooh, and chuckney Fir chutney. Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!

Flopsy28 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:52:59

Sorry...for not fir!

2kidsintow Sun 23-Mar-14 21:55:52

Aaaargh. My dr says ibufren. Gives me the rage.

MIL says Bootses for the shop boots.

I did chuckle when the DDs used to say thinger and fumb though.

Flopsy28 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:57:57

Oh 2kids, my FIL says ibrufin...I correct him every time too and he says, "that's what I said"!

BertieBotts Sun 23-Mar-14 22:10:17

Oh, I was going to discount ibrufin for old folk on the premise that it used to be called brufen. But if he insists he said it right when corrected, that is rage inducing grin

Bootses is almost as bad as textes.

Nennypops Sun 23-Mar-14 22:10:40

I hate adults using terms like "lickle" and "hospickle". Invariably they're perfectly capable of saying "It'll", so it's not a speech defect.

EverythingsDozy Sun 23-Mar-14 22:12:08

Somebody I know was calling chimneys "chimleys" for 22 years until she found out they were actually chimneys!! hmm

Pumpkinpositive Sun 23-Mar-14 22:28:46

Where the hell is your husband from? I have never encountered this phenomenon in my life. confused

drnoitall Sun 23-Mar-14 22:35:02

I have some.
Sec-it-tery / Secretary
Skell-ing-ton / Skeleton
Toooos-dey. / Tuesday
Wens-dey / Wednesday
Fort / Thought

Piscivorous Sun 23-Mar-14 22:36:18

DH says Ibufren as well and MIL insists it is ibubrufen. I hate it, drives me mad.

DH does a Sudoku puzzle in the paper each weekend and without fail says he's going to do the sudookoo, or sukoodoo or something, anything other than the correct name, while I get more and more wound up

EverythingsDozy Sun 23-Mar-14 22:38:36

Oh yeah and my grandma says poh-dee-at-ry instead of poh-die-at-ry. Thats irritating!!

Flossyfloof Sun 23-Mar-14 23:27:42

Loving these.
Undermind is one I have heard recently, as in "I won't undermind you".

Flossyfloof Sun 23-Mar-14 23:28:50

I worked in a school which had a covered area. My friend used to refer to it as under the canapé.

steff13 Sun 23-Mar-14 23:31:23

Somebody I know was calling chimneys "chimleys" for 22 years until she found out they were actually chimneys!!

I worked with a woman who didn't know that "idea" and "ideal" were two different words. A lot of people here use "ideal" when they mean "idea."

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