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Don't say it like that. Say it like this!

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ginnycreeper5 Thu 20-Nov-14 15:32:16


Booh fay sounds wrong and pretentious. It should be Buh fay.

(even if the first version is correct. it sounds wrong/stupid or stoopid

Which pronunciations annoy you?

primarynoodle Thu 20-Nov-14 15:44:41

Issew, tissew


other than that potato potarto..

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 20-Nov-14 15:46:13

My lovely DM says Crow-Show for crochet grin

butterbeerfloat Thu 20-Nov-14 15:47:15

Does anyone really say potarto? Really?

Not so much a pronunciation but I can't stand people saying brought instead of bought, generally instead of genuinely, and had of instead of had have aarghh!

Shakirasma Thu 20-Nov-14 15:47:48

Lartay just sounds stupid in a midlands accent.

Ilovehamabeads Thu 20-Nov-14 15:49:19

Stoo for stew and toona for tuna.

notagainffffffffs Thu 20-Nov-14 15:51:15


RubMyLamp Thu 20-Nov-14 16:00:11

Shakirasma Midlands too. Heard someone say LATI as in LAT-eye today. I nearly choked on me crisps.

RubMyLamp Thu 20-Nov-14 16:01:10

notagan anytime someone replaces a "t" with "cccc" I get this blind rage to rip their tongue out. "hospiccle" "liccle" "buccerfly" yes really

paddyclampo Thu 20-Nov-14 16:02:31

Omg me too rubmylamp - it makes me want to kill them!

ghostyslovesheep Thu 20-Nov-14 16:03:45

YABU it's Buff-ette everyone knows that <tsk>

Only1scoop Thu 20-Nov-14 16:05:20


It's latte no laaaaaaaaaaaaa angry

butterbeerfloat Thu 20-Nov-14 16:05:26

Al-monds and app-ricots instead of ar-monds and ape-ricots. Even though I'm aware the way that annoys me actually makes more sense than the way I say them lol

Only1scoop Thu 20-Nov-14 16:06:22

And exxxpressso

Espresso if you please.

Finola1step Thu 20-Nov-14 16:08:19

Oh my goodness. Buccerfly?

Lifesalemon Thu 20-Nov-14 16:12:02

I know someone who does the "iccle" thing too.
I think she thinks it makes her sound cute but it just makes me want to slap her.

DidoTheDodo Thu 20-Nov-14 16:12:35

Conshooomers (Dom Littlewood, I'm looking at you)

lovingmatleave Thu 20-Nov-14 16:13:29

khaki - say it like cahki, not carki

MindReader Thu 20-Nov-14 16:14:53

choc-lit (my Dad).

Yy to liccle - esp when said by some 20st bloke....

pacific for specific

I used to know someone who got their petrol from Tex - aaaar -co
And who ate Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaarsta.
And whose pants were held up with elaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarstic
20 years ago


SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 20-Nov-14 16:16:43

People putting extra letters in the word balloon. To make it bal-oooooooooo-urn.

Yes, it may be a regional thing. Still bloody annoying though!

BuzzardBird Thu 20-Nov-14 16:17:15

I have had coffee sellers at the NEC correct my pronunciation of latte! I say it 'lattay', the coffee seller corrected me to 'lartay'. I told them it was incorrect, it is an Italian word. An Italian would never say 'lartay'. Ejuts!

RegTheMonkey1 Thu 20-Nov-14 16:18:07

Brushetta instead of brusketta. Chimbley instead of chimney. Chest of draws instead of chest of drawers.

Angelto5 Thu 20-Nov-14 16:18:54

There are many-
Melk instead of milk
Fow-un instead of phone
Schu-ell instead of school

Btw can u tell I live in the Black Country/Birmingham area??grin

BuzzardBird Thu 20-Nov-14 16:20:12

Oh Jesus, and I love my friends but every time we go out to one particular restaurant I have to bite my lip at 'fajeetas, jallapeenos and guacamole' pronounced as written.

VoyagesOfAStarship Thu 20-Nov-14 16:21:21

For some reason being very posh (like MIL) means you can't pronounce these words properly:

Properly - becomes prop-lee
Family - fam-lee
Medicine - med-sn

Drives me nuts!

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