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...if I judge you for saying 'marshmEllow'

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Bunnyfuller Sat 17-Dec-16 20:24:23

It's spelt 'marshmAllow' where's does the 'E' sound come from?! It really grates on me.

I also just the use of a soft 'X' in Prezzo. As in saying it prezzzzo, and not with the same hard z as Pizza.

What are yours?

Bunnyfuller Sat 17-Dec-16 20:25:14

That's soft 'z' not fecking z. I also hate Appple's idea of my stupidity after wine

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 17-Dec-16 20:28:07

I substitute vowels into the name of anyone who offends me with MarshmEllow.

thefrizzyhairedcommunity Sat 17-Dec-16 20:29:54

Mispronunciation of bruschetta irritates me.

MOIST Sat 17-Dec-16 20:31:01

H does this. I have to beat him soundly with a broom every time and yet he still doesn't learn. Tossed.

JennyOnAPlate Sat 17-Dec-16 20:31:56

I think marshmellow might be a regional thing. I'm in the West Midlands and that's how everyone says it. It's really very irritating.

thefrizzyhairedcommunity Sat 17-Dec-16 20:34:14

MOIST LTB. I should LTB as well, mine says Pacific instead of specific and I done instead of I did. Oh and "I seen".angry

Bunnyfuller Sat 17-Dec-16 20:34:59

It's not regional. We're East of Englanf/Herts and I have to rein in my face twitching when PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE says it. Gaaaaaahhhh. Then I just sound weird by saying 'oh, yes, my girls love hot chocolate with fucking marshmAllows too, can't you read

camtt Sat 17-Dec-16 20:35:55

oh, I've got one, 'nucular', instead on 'nuclear'

camtt Sat 17-Dec-16 20:37:28

or 'see-a-batt-a' for ciabatta

'reNumeration' for 'reMuneration'

(pedantic tonight...)

Blacksox Sat 17-Dec-16 20:38:08

Yes! Marshmellow really irritates me. I have recently offended most of my admin team by telling them they are quite wrong. They had no idea.

ImprovingMyMH Sat 17-Dec-16 20:39:20

camtt, it is remuneration though, isn't it?

ImprovingMyMH Sat 17-Dec-16 20:40:18

My iPhone changed that. I need to Google.

girlandboy Sat 17-Dec-16 20:41:03

DH says marshmEllow too. And when I correct him by pointing out it's spelled marshmAllow and pronounced as such he replies "yeah, it's the same thing".

It is NOT!
We're both from the East Midlands by the way, so I don't know why we both pronounce it differently I am right though

ImprovingMyMH Sat 17-Dec-16 20:46:10

Oh, it really is remuneration. I thought it was renumeration. Because it's spelled a bit like number grin?

steff13 Sat 17-Dec-16 20:47:12

My daughter says marshmelons.

ImprovingMyMH Sat 17-Dec-16 20:49:18

I definitely say marshm*a*llow though.

camtt Sat 17-Dec-16 20:50:57

yes, definitely remuneration (phew!)

3catsandcounting Sat 17-Dec-16 21:05:24

MarshmEllow drives me nuts!

But... I have a theory. Almost everyone I know who uses the 'a ' sound, is well over 40. I think the 'e' sound comes from the American accent, which has influenced the younger generations in more recent years.

So, Americans would say, 'Sam', but it would sound to us like 'Sem' - with a long e.
Or, 'shallow' would sound like 'shellow', 'fantastic' would sound like 'fantestic'.

My DD19 genuinely thought there was an 'e' in marshmallow, until I showed her the packet!!

I might well be talking rubbish here, and I've probably not used the best examples, but just a thought. wink

LunaLoveg00d Sat 17-Dec-16 21:08:49

Or liquor-ish. It's not liquor-ish it's liquorice ending isssssss not ishhhhhh.

MavisTheToreador Sat 17-Dec-16 21:10:29

Choritzo, the come dine with me bloke. Aaaargh.

sparechange Sat 17-Dec-16 21:14:35

Mispronunciation of bruschetta irritates me

I say 'brew-shetta' and DH says 'brusk-hetta'
Which, if either of us, is correct?

ImprovingMyMH Sat 17-Dec-16 21:19:34

spare, I used to say bruschetta your way, but then I heard that your DH's way was correct.

Also:
Espresso / expresso
Moët / Mowet
Lidl / Leedl
Primark / Preemark

And now I'm confused about how to say bergamot as well.

Mindtrope Sat 17-Dec-16 21:19:55

Or liquor-ish. It's not liquor-ish it's liquorice ending isssssss not ishhhhhh.

luna I love you.

mickeyjohn Sat 17-Dec-16 21:20:23

I think it's the latter Sparechange, but I'm happy to be corrected!

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