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What's the most annoying mispronunciation you've heard?

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Sayyouwill Wed 20-Sep-17 17:49:25

Mine has to be pacific instead of specific

McTufty Wed 20-Sep-17 17:52:34

Aks instead of ask

FleagleBingoDrooperSnork Wed 20-Sep-17 17:54:16

someone pronouncing 'Beaujolais' as "bow-joe-lice"..... After he had informed the waiting staff in the lovely restaurant in France that he was a wine 'cog-no-sewer'. Eek!

ProfessorCat Wed 20-Sep-17 17:55:11

Haitch instead of aitch.

Car board instead of cardboard.

Pitcher instead of picture.

Slither instead of sliver.

Weary instead of wary.

I could go on 😂

Tissunnyupnorth Wed 20-Sep-17 17:56:34

First date many years ago when now DH ordered his dessert.....mur-ring-goo (meringue).

PiggyPlumPie Wed 20-Sep-17 17:57:48

Fleagle my BIL insists that Cotes du Rhone is pronounced cot-ez doo Ron and anyone who says different is an idiot.

Andrewofgg Wed 20-Sep-17 17:58:51

Fillet [steak] pronounced fee-lay - by a pretentious twat but you probably guessed that.

Andrewofgg Wed 20-Sep-17 17:59:35

One of Ds's bloody teachers said haitch . . .

mumoseven Wed 20-Sep-17 18:00:33

We had a neighbour who loved Sylvanian families. Except she called them Slyvanians. Me and Dd couldn't look at each other every time she said it, but I could see her shaking with suppressed giggles out of the corner of my eye.

Babyroobs Wed 20-Sep-17 18:02:20

I hate people saying somethink instead of something.

00100001 Wed 20-Sep-17 18:02:32

Missing out vowels

"pleece" for police
"amblunce" for ambulance

ProfessorCat Wed 20-Sep-17 18:02:38

Just thought of another one.

Fox fur instead of faux fur. Very confusing.

KrayKray00 Wed 20-Sep-17 18:03:04

Becorse/becoors for because. Drives me nuts. I know a lady who says it frequently and it makes my skin itch.

ItchyFoot Wed 20-Sep-17 18:03:14

Dsis's dick exbf says supposubly instead of supposedly!

TheCraicDealer Wed 20-Sep-17 18:03:40

I worked with a woman who frequently mispronounced things. Two that stick out are Rimmel cosmetics (“Rim-elle” with like a faux French accent) and Patrick Swayze (Sways).

Cheekychops73 Wed 20-Sep-17 18:06:00

Stirloin Steak instead of Sirloin said by a friend years ago. I don't know why but it used to make me see red 😠 & want to shout it's fucking Sirloin you tit. Also include axe instead of ask and likkle for little & hospikal instead of hospital WTF???

2tired2bewitty Wed 20-Sep-17 18:06:39

We had a home ec teacher who said marGURine confused. She also managed to pronounce over weirdly but I can't work out how to express it in writing, kind of OHven, with all the stress on the O confused

Eolian Wed 20-Sep-17 18:08:04

God, too many to count. Skelington, Antartic, taGliatelle to name but a few.

KrayKray00 Wed 20-Sep-17 18:08:53


I was so close to putting Likkle and Hospikal but it made me shudder just typing it!


TheCraicDealer Wed 20-Sep-17 18:08:58

Oh and I had a primary school teacher who pronounced “Portadown” as “Port-ee-down”. And she was an NI native. WHY.

InThisTogether Wed 20-Sep-17 18:09:02

*Missing out vowels

"pleece" for police
"amblunce" for ambulance*

And chimbley for chimney.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Wed 20-Sep-17 18:10:27

Mute point rather than Moot point. Don't know why, but this really annoys me.

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Wed 20-Sep-17 18:11:13

An old English teacher used to say Angshunt instead of ancient. Always think if the Angshunt Mariner!

MargaretCabbage Wed 20-Sep-17 18:11:48

I went to school with a girl who said 'belong as' instead of 'as long as'.

Cheekychops73 Wed 20-Sep-17 18:11:57

KrayKray it's awful isn't it?

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