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To wonder how my dd got to 14 thinking this was the real phrase?

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WellVersedInEtiquette Thu 03-Oct-19 16:23:48

We've all be ill on and off since they went back to school.
One morning Dd was telling me that she had a 'bummed up nose' I asked her to repeat it and she said the same.
I tried to clarify what she was saying and told her it was actually 'bunged up nose'. She laughed and thought I was joking!
She's decided she's going to carry on saying it the way she does grin
Please tell me it's not just us. confused

Myimaginarycathasfleas Sun 06-Oct-19 18:40:10

Woah, what's this about February? Since when has it been ok to drop the first 'R'?

Myimaginarycathasfleas Sun 06-Oct-19 18:43:45

@Whatisthisfuckery that's interesting about obstroculous. People where I grew up (also Midlands) said obstropperous. Abbreviated to stroppy.

Myimaginarycathasfleas Sun 06-Oct-19 18:44:45

*Obstroperlous I mean.

olbndansmummy Sun 06-Oct-19 18:55:54

@Myimaginarycathasfleas yes we're Midlands too and were obstroperlous

FrameyMcFrame Sun 06-Oct-19 19:31:05

DD thought the place at school where you had lunch was called the dinner 'hole' rather than the dinner hall

When we went to Croatia I kept mentioning that there might be sea urchins so we would have to be careful...

She thought that sea urchins were scruffy boys who hung around at the beach! confusedconfused

DrCoconut Sun 06-Oct-19 19:52:06

I can't get pork and stork to not rhyme. For and four, although they rhyme when I say them I have friends from eg Oldham who say four sort of rhyming with mower (fower?) where for is just for so I can see that.

DefinatelyAWeeGobshite Sun 06-Oct-19 21:31:01

Thanks Jai smile

For me I can hear the difference. It’s almost like pork has an A in it

Poark grin

HebeMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Oct-19 11:21:09

Morning everyone. We've had some requests for this thread to go to Classics so we're going to move it over now.

We're still muttering 'pork, stork, fork' repeatedly and are none the wiser though...

WellVersedInEtiquette Mon 07-Oct-19 13:03:50

I'm sorry, WellVersedIn Etiquette, I am a bit waspish at the moment for reasons nothing to do with this thread, and having lived away from England for a long time, was not aware till I googled it after your post that it is now accepted in UK English as well as US English to pronounce February what I think of as the American way  I hope that makes sense.

@Jaichangecentfoisdenom no problem. Hope you're feeling better soon. smile

WellVersedInEtiquette Mon 07-Oct-19 13:06:42

@Holly147 my daughter heard the name Anton Du Beke mentioned on tv.
She asked if it was the same person as Anton Dec grin

WellVersedInEtiquette Mon 07-Oct-19 13:09:39

Waaaa we made classics!
Thank you all for keeping me amused with your tales of mispronunciation and mixed up words.

(As if to prove a point I accidentally wrote 'tails' in the above sentence blush)

derxa Mon 07-Oct-19 13:10:29

'We're still muttering 'pork, stork, fork' repeatedly and are none the wiser though...* You're clearly all RP speakers who can't acknowledge the superiority of the Scottish phonological system grin

chrisie16 Mon 07-Oct-19 13:47:50

In the middle of a blazing row with DH, I yelled that's ridiculous! That's like shooting the horse after the stable door's been bolted! He looked at me and said, What? End of row.

Bicnod Mon 07-Oct-19 14:49:09

My mum says 'vocabry' for 'vocabulary', refuses to pronounce the -ee at the end of guacamole and, my personal pet hate, says 'pronounciation' instead of 'pronunciation'.


user1493379562 Mon 07-Oct-19 19:14:57

Talking of accents, try and get your vocal cords around this poem. I am a Geordie by birth but have lived longer in the south than in the North. I understand what is written but struggle to read it out loud! :-

Bugga Me....
A Northumbrian perm by Geordie Tayla.
Ah hed ti put a ganzee ern, as ah went oot the door,
the wind woz blan a hooley, an its doon ti minus fower,
me wife's dee in the wesh yi see, nuw isnt that just nice,
she's ganna use the new poss tub, wen ah brek the ice,
am ganna wesh oot the netty, if ah kin finned a cloot,
al wander rite doon wor yard, an swill the bugga oot,
al git sum coal from the bunker, and whistle a happy tune,
but bugga me its freezin, for the second week in June.
Nuw ah divent really mind the caad, it giz yi rosy cheeks,
al chore a blanket off wor bed, an cover up me leeks,
the siven bairns are happy, runnin roond the hoose,
the whippets chasin wor cat, the cats chasin a moose.
Al in al am a happy man, with ivrythin ahve got,
yi have ti be happy wi a pitmins lot.
lived all me life in this same hoose and will until am aaad,
but bugga me this mornin its bloody freezin caaad.
Nuw them doon sooth knaa nowt, boot how caad it gets up here,
they gan arrond in fur lined kecks, an otha fancy gear,
but all just keep me ganzee on, when ah gan ti the pub,
the Bottles, Fleece and White Hart, an mebbe ti the clurb,
well ah better gan nuw, the wifes gan roond the bend,
shes noticed the blankets off the bed and the bairns are tekkin a lend,
the budgies flew oot the winda, and crapped in her tea,
life couldnt get any better, well mebbe..... Bugga Me.

DefinatelyAWeeGobshite Mon 07-Oct-19 19:44:05

user Scottish here, I can read that out loud no problem but in my accent obv grin

WellVersedInEtiquette Mon 07-Oct-19 22:51:34

@user1493379562 I tried to read it but my brain hurts 😂

user1493379562 Tue 08-Oct-19 00:28:02

My OH's late stepmother used to pronounce Valerie patisserie as Valerie Part izaire. She lived a large part of her life in America. I don't know if that is how they pronounce it over there!

BillHadersNewWife Tue 08-Oct-19 01:43:57

User it's Patisserie Valerie anyway isn't it? Not Valerie Patisserie!

yellowallpaper Tue 08-Oct-19 02:22:34

Glue ear has a lot to answer for!

BitOfFun Tue 08-Oct-19 02:31:54

I listen to a lot of history books on Audible. I spent a lot of time recently wondering why Henry VIII was so vehemently opposed to pot pourri...

Insomniacscientist Tue 08-Oct-19 02:33:01

Peter Kay’s misheard lyrics sketch on you tube is rather amusing and well worth a watch. Some of the content is not pg though

Like a pp my dd also thought it was a light saver

BitOfFun Tue 08-Oct-19 02:45:54

@GooseFeather, surely 'forehead' is pronounced 'forrid' (roughly)? Otherwise the old nursery rhyme about the little girl who had a little curl 'right in the middle of her forehead' wouldn't work?

Ilnome Tue 08-Oct-19 15:45:56

I spent about a good ten years thinking if you had one black parent and one white parent you were mixed rice (obviously mixed race missheard)

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 08-Oct-19 16:28:38

@BitOfFun - normally I’d pronounce forehead as it’s spelled, but forrid when I am saying that rhyme!

I think it is more likely that the correct pronunciation of the word was changed, to fit with the rhyme scheme, than that fore-head is incorrect.

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