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Al Pacino has ruined my day

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OfCourse Sun 31-Aug-14 15:15:41

DM rang last night and told me she had watched a film starring Al Paseeno -that's how she pronounced his name. DM has done this before, and I told her it's not 'Al Paseeno, it's Al Pachino'. So I told her again last night it's Al fucking Pachino.

DM is all narky with me today because I corrected her speech. Well, I said, when you call him 'Al Paseeno' it makes my teeth itch; which is apparently not good enough defence for correcting her and highly bad manners.

She has other words which I don't correct, keybab is one example.

I ended up apologising!

JCDenton Sun 31-Aug-14 15:39:08

DM says 'fewndral' for funeral. There's no 'd' in there! Where did that come from?
The worst thing is that any time you'd take about a funeral isn't really a good time to correct someone's speech.

FelixFelix Sun 31-Aug-14 15:42:38

My super intelligent DP pronounces icing (as is icing sugar) as 'icening' and swears he is correct. I can't even cope with discussing it with him any more.

squoosh Sun 31-Aug-14 15:43:35

That reminds me, my mother thinks paninis are called pancinos.

I have a friend who says 'demin' instead of 'denim'.

As much as I love them I must cut these fools from my life.

StoneFoxMama Sun 31-Aug-14 15:46:27

My mother says Glastonberry instead of Glastonbury. I love her to bits but for fucks sake she grew up not far from the area, was a child of the seventies and should bloody well pronounce it properly. It drives me irrationally insane that she is convinced that's how it's pronounced.

StoneFoxMama Sun 31-Aug-14 15:47:43

Squoosh I read that as Pacinos and thought how apt!

FelixFelix Sun 31-Aug-14 15:48:16

squoosh a few years ago I went out for lunch with my sister. This was when paninis first started getting popular in the cafés around here. We queued up and got to the counter, and my sister bellows in her overly loud voice 'Ooh I think I'll try one of those punani's.' I was so mortified blush

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sun 31-Aug-14 15:49:48

My dad says Kay bab too. And mil ay nium for millennium. And hyoomus for houmous. And peter bread for pitta. I don't correct him anymore.

Biscuitsneeded Sun 31-Aug-14 15:51:47

My DP says nucular instead of nuclear and secutary instead of secretary, and parential instead of parental. He is really very clever (engineering geek type), and reads everything and anything. But I really have to bite my tongue when all I want to do is correct him every single time!

Numanoid Sun 31-Aug-14 15:52:57

I've had a neighbour at my old address telling me they took a "yoddle" delivery for me (Yodel). hmm

IfNotNowThenWhen Sun 31-Aug-14 15:53:22

I say Peter bread shock
How do you say it?
My mother says "Arrrr Noveau", like she is so French. I makes the hairs on my arms stand up.

IfNotNowThenWhen Sun 31-Aug-14 15:53:34


IfNotNowThenWhen Sun 31-Aug-14 15:54:35

Best thread title Evah by the way!

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 31-Aug-14 15:56:40

My lovely friend says pacific instead of specific.
Makes my toes curl.

ButterflyInFlight Sun 31-Aug-14 15:58:40

Love this thread.

Ex-MiL used to say "Nessul" when referring to the company Nestle. Really made me want to punch her in the Al Pacinos...

Dazedconfused Sun 31-Aug-14 15:58:45

My friend says critickers instead of cricketers and another who says sumbarines. I take deep breathes (also being Scottish I have had it pointed out that I say film and iron in a way that some would find unacceptable but that is more an accent thing rather than saying them with the wrong letters) grin

BunnyLebowski Sun 31-Aug-14 15:59:55


squoosh I know a woman who says 'demin'. She also says 'arSHEEtect' instead of architect (she works in the building trade so says it a lot) and Ap-rile for April confused .

My very smart father pronounces Loughborough as Lock-borough.

My mother says 'praw-line' for 'praline'.


Numanoid Sun 31-Aug-14 16:01:43

Dazedconfused I'm a fil-um (film) culprit sometimes too. blush

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sun 31-Aug-14 16:02:00

Arrrrr nouveau! Love it.
it's Pitta like pit ta not peeeta

DoctorLawn Sun 31-Aug-14 16:02:01

pacifically grin

gaggiagirl Sun 31-Aug-14 16:04:30

My lovely friend also adds a D to funeral. She calls it a fewnderal.
Other lovely friend says redchester instead of register.
Dick colleague says curry instead of Kerry.

gaggiagirl Sun 31-Aug-14 16:04:33

My lovely friend also adds a D to funeral. She calls it a fewnderal.
Other lovely friend says redchester instead of register.
Dick colleague says curry instead of Kerry.

HouseAtreides Sun 31-Aug-14 16:05:22

My friend says 'cleosote' instead of creosote
Not that it comes up very often TBH smile

LoonvanBoon Sun 31-Aug-14 16:05:31

Years ago my mum used to say pitsa (short i) for pizza - though she did eventually stop when corrected!

My MIL is convinced there is a health food shop called Holland & Barnett.

fishdishwish Sun 31-Aug-14 16:10:59

In fairness, Butterfly, everyone thought that was how it was pronounced until they took over Rowntrees in the (IIRC) late 80s. The adverts even used to call them "Nessels Milky Bars".

People who say 'pacific' instead of 'specific' really irk me.

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