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AIBU to get in a stabby rage over mispronunciation?

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JenEric Wed 09-Mar-16 15:34:14

DH likes to watch tech videos on you tube. Since we set up our chromecast I now see them more frequently. I've noticed that all the Americans seem to say "soddering" instead of "soLdering"

It's SOLDERING. It has an L right there in the spelling as a clue! Gaah. Is it just me? It gives me stabby rage. Soddering sounds vaguely dangerous and slightly immoral confused

AIBU to get irrationally irritated by this? Anyone else the same?

JeanneDeMontbaston Wed 09-Mar-16 15:38:05

Well, I get in a mild state of irritation over people who can't distinguish between varied accents, and 'mispronunciation', so I guess it's a case of whatever floats your boat.

TravellingLoon Wed 09-Mar-16 15:39:19

YABU. And to be fair, an American could quite easily turn round and say there is an 'r' at the end of 'solder', why don't you pronounce it?

People say things differently.

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 09-Mar-16 15:42:19

A quick Google tells me that Americans are not mispronouncing it. We are, because we're misspelling it. In ye olde English it was 'soudur'.

BillSykesDog Wed 09-Mar-16 15:43:04

Life's too short. And people have regional accents. YABU.

SleepyBoBo Wed 09-Mar-16 15:44:04

I want to say yabu - but the way Americans drop their 'h's (like 'h'erb for example), gives me the totally-irrational rage. The 'h' is right there - it's the start of the darn word! angry grin

LurkingHusband Wed 09-Mar-16 15:44:47

A quick Google tells me that Americans are not mispronouncing it. We are, because we're misspelling it. In ye olde English it was 'soudur'.

Interestingly "sidewalk" also predates the 1776 revolution, as does "check" (bank instruction) and "fall". In some ways US English is actually UK English frozen in time ....

OohMavis Wed 09-Mar-16 15:44:59

For me it's 'carmelized' as in 'caramelised'.

JeanneDeMontbaston Wed 09-Mar-16 15:46:10

Unfortunately, there are variant spellings in OE that have the 'l' in them, so I don't think it's that. There are 'l' variant spellings consistently through the centuries, too.

PurpleDaisies Wed 09-Mar-16 15:46:15

Lots of people pronounce nuclear incorrectly. That drives me mad.

GruntledOne Wed 09-Mar-16 15:48:48

Another one here who absolutely hates the pronunciation of "nuclear" as "nucular". I really don't understand it; these are people who can say "new" and "clear" perfectly easily, so what is the problem with running the two together?

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 09-Mar-16 15:55:08

In some ways US English is actually UK English frozen in time ....

I'm still recovering from the trauma of discovering that 'diaper' is the correct term and 'nappy' is the new fangled term.

SecretWitch Wed 09-Mar-16 16:00:03

You would go mad with my New York born and raised dh. There are no R's whatsoevah in his speech...He is forever chatting on about dollahs and watta.

JenEric Wed 09-Mar-16 16:04:17

I do pronounce the r. Sold-er. I know accents as well so yes maybe mispronounce is the wrong word but still the word just grates on me really badly. It's worse than moist...

JenEric Wed 09-Mar-16 16:05:29

Also yes to nuclear.

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 09-Mar-16 16:07:14

How about 'aluminum'?

sonlypuppyfat Wed 09-Mar-16 16:09:09

They can't even say maths!

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 09-Mar-16 16:16:57

I do love how my American friend says OMG. Oh ma gawwwwd! grin

cathcustardtart Wed 09-Mar-16 16:18:12

DH says he has Arthur-itis in his shoulder, drives me nuts.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 09-Mar-16 16:19:40

I noticed whilst watching Law and Order that Americans say mens rea differently to us. And toward (though that might be a specific accent as never noticed it before).

Tow-ud rather than tuh-ward

LurkingHusband Wed 09-Mar-16 16:24:08

Of course "American" accents cover a continent ... I was fascinated to learn (after watching the film "Fargo") that there's a "Minnesota Nice" accent (which is sing-songy).

Prole Wed 09-Mar-16 16:26:30

I got laughed at for pronouncing 'squirrel' as a a two syllable word. Apparently it rhymes with 'whirl'. Don't get me started on 'premiere' versus "premeer".

YakTriangle Wed 09-Mar-16 16:27:40

I'm sure there are very good reasons for the different US pronunciation but
Herb
Craig
Badminton
have always made me a bit confused

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 09-Mar-16 16:28:44

That's another one I love, seeing the 'swirls' collecting their nuts. I've no idea why it makes me smile, it just does.

girlandboy Wed 09-Mar-16 16:32:08

Never noticed the solder word, but it would bug me too.

The word that incites me to rage is "mirror". Or "meer" as they pronounce it in America. In fact I can't even spell how they say it, that's the nearest I can get.

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