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Jux Fri 15-Mar-19 13:43:29

Not rheTORic. Ffs

Fatbutt Fri 15-Mar-19 14:55:15

“It's leviOsa, not levioSA!”

NeverHadANickname Fri 15-Mar-19 14:58:05

@Fatbutt 😂

CaptainButtock Fri 15-Mar-19 14:58:21

Roman Abramovich not Roman AbraMOvich

HarryTheSteppenwolf Fri 15-Mar-19 14:59:31

But it's rheTORical. So it's fairly to easy to understand why some people would say rheTORic. Not that I've heard anybody say either for many years. And I've rarely heard anybody use the word rhetoric correctly, anyway.

MissSingerbrains Fri 15-Mar-19 16:28:12

Roman Abramovich not Roman AbraMOvich

Actually, the correct Russian pronunciation is AbraMOvich

RockyFlintstone Fri 15-Mar-19 16:30:02

But it's rheTORical. So it's fairly to easy to understand why some people would say rheTORic

That's what I came on to say!

liverpoolnana Fri 15-Mar-19 17:15:42

The one that grates on me is 'adverTISEment'

Yes, yes, I know the way the verb is said is what's misleading people, but it still grates. I've even heard it on the BBC.

Confusedbeetle Fri 15-Mar-19 17:31:10

contTROversy vs CONtroversy

Confusedbeetle Fri 15-Mar-19 17:31:49

It's cerVIcal not CERvical

HarryTheSteppenwolf Fri 15-Mar-19 17:34:51

I've even heard it on the BBC.

I've said this on every web forum I've ever visited, but I'm going to say it again. The thing about BBC presenters, newsreaders, etc., that absolutely grinds my gears is their constant use of "temporally" in place of "temporarily". They mean completely different things.

HarryTheSteppenwolf Fri 15-Mar-19 17:36:37

It's cerVIcal not CERvical

I don't know any source that says one of those is more correct than the other.

HarryTheSteppenwolf Fri 15-Mar-19 17:41:04

Oh, and students' unions are winding me up at the moment with all their stuff about "decolonizing" the curriculum. The only colonizing of any curriculum is being done by textbook publishers. They mean "decolonializing" but don't seem to be able to cope with the additional syllables.

EstrellaDamn Fri 15-Mar-19 17:44:38

I've never heard anyone say cerVIcal and I worked in a gynae clinic!

fruityb Fri 15-Mar-19 17:46:45

I have heard cerVIcal before - a nurse at my old doctors.

Had the controversy discussion with my year ten class today weirdly!

OscarWildesGreenCarnation Fri 15-Mar-19 17:49:50

It's pedANT, not PEDant.... Only joking, this kind of thing irks me too!!!

ClockworkNightingale Fri 15-Mar-19 17:51:16

I mostly hear cerVIcal when we're discussing the cervical spine, and CERvical when we're discussing the neck of the womb . . . possibly because we refer to the second one as the CERvix, but never ever use that to describe the neck between your head and your shoulders. grin

CatherineVelindre Fri 15-Mar-19 18:16:22

Oh, and students' unions are winding me up at the moment with all their stuff about "decolonizing" the curriculum. The only colonizing of any curriculum is being done by textbook publishers. They mean "decolonializing" but don't seem to be able to cope with the additional syllables.

The term used in academia is decolonisation/ decolonization and not decolonialisation (because there is no verb to colonialise - imperial powers colonised other nations)

See for example this module at the School of African and Oriental Studies : www.soas.ac.uk/courseunits/153402002.html or this book "Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Studies in African Literature)" by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Jux Fri 15-Mar-19 20:04:50

I've heard CERvical and cerVICal, and have no idea which is right. I may decide to go by @ClockworkNightingale's differentiation.

I also wonder when reSEARCH became REEEEEEEsearch.

My dad and his best mate had a long-running discussion about conTROversy and CONtroversy. It was always the first, until I was about 20, when I started hearing the second.

grin @Fatbutt

Monr0e Fri 15-Mar-19 20:10:30

As a student midwife I always hear cerVICal

Also umbiLICus

SrSteveOskowski Fri 15-Mar-19 20:15:58

It's HAVE not OF . . . . .

BIWI Fri 15-Mar-19 20:17:56

I can't bear the way the new readers now talk about the 'pleece' rather than the 'police'

Pinkshowerpuff Fri 15-Mar-19 20:20:25

ScHedule/SChedule

CaptainCabinets Fri 15-Mar-19 20:23:22

My DP says inVENtory instead of INventory and it drives me potty blush

Idonotlikeyoudonaldtrump Fri 15-Mar-19 21:09:56

I’m saying all of these wrong, according to this thread.

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