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Actually, I KNOW I am, but it really annoys me that my mum pronounces the name Rachel, 'Racial'

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VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 25-Sep-07 14:05:41

thats it really.

UnquietDad Tue 25-Sep-07 14:06:51

I feel your pain.

I used to play with a boy called Richard and his mum called him "Rit-chard."

themoon66 Tue 25-Sep-07 14:07:02

You mean like Rash-elle?

lionheart Tue 25-Sep-07 14:07:09

o.k. I hope you didn't call one of your children that particular name

because it would drive you insane, I can see that. smile

StealthPolarBear Tue 25-Sep-07 14:07:15

my mum pronounces anything that rhymes with "erry", "urry"
So "Turry", "Kurry" instead of "Terry" and "Kerry"
It annoys me in the same way, yes IABU!

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 25-Sep-07 14:08:20

no - like racial/facial!!!!

She also pronounces Charlotte with a heavy "ch" as in char lady Charity etc

lionheart Tue 25-Sep-07 14:09:28

Have you broached this subject with her?

Fimbo Tue 25-Sep-07 14:10:23

My dd's name is Rachel and your mother would truly wind me up!

katiekitty Tue 25-Sep-07 14:14:25

You poor thing, does your mum know she's doing it? Are you close enough for you to tell her what she's doing wrong? She might not know, but then again, she might be doing it to put a bit of her own power into your life? Is your mum a likely suspect of this sort of behaviour?

mustsleep Tue 25-Sep-07 14:17:46

i symphathismy "tazzimo", Megan as "MEEEgan" and dd had one of those noukie toy comforters things and she insisted on calling it anoukie when it's just noukie

really winds me up

mustsleep Tue 25-Sep-07 14:18:51

more annoying is that i cannot type

my mum says those tings that way blush

ludaloo Tue 25-Sep-07 14:24:59

oooh I have a friend who says "picture" black (instead of "pitch" black)
She also says Mataland instead of Matalan...
She says "pint" when she means "paint"....
I'm sure there are more, but I can' think of them all!

ludaloo Tue 25-Sep-07 14:26:31

Oh in answer to your question...yes you probably are, but you are allowed to's damned annoying grin

RGPargy Tue 25-Sep-07 14:30:03

ludaloo - how have you remained friends with someone sooooo annoying??!!!


ludaloo Tue 25-Sep-07 14:31:55

I don't see her very often! grin

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 25-Sep-07 14:32:20

oh no - cant broach it!!! She'd cry....

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:33:14

lol "tisyoo"

m y dad

lol ay rachel equality

newlifenewname Tue 25-Sep-07 14:33:32

Humana not bleedin' Humania! Okay mum?

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:33:48

"but i aint raicalist"

newlifenewname Tue 25-Sep-07 14:34:41

Does anyone here say Thee etter instead of theatre?

pyjamagirl Tue 25-Sep-07 14:35:10

my mum says valchers instead of vouchers it makes me want to scream

dp's mum calls wardrobes, wardroams !!!! WTF

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:35:17

its a nrothern hting

the magistrtaes on my bench are so posh they " holiday"

not go on holiday

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:36:14

and say "KEENYA"

lionheart Tue 25-Sep-07 14:36:40

Like "We're gite-ing this Summer,".

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:37:01

no " where od you holiday"

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