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Things that people say wrongly....but they're too old to be corrected

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Moomin8 Tue 15-Oct-19 10:27:35

When I was about 18 I had a boyfriend who used to call Valentine's Day 'Valentimes ' day.

Marinetta Tue 15-Oct-19 12:50:31

My partner always puts a t on the end of giraffe so it becomes a girafft. Told him multiple times that he's saying it wrong and he knows but can't get out of the habit of saying it.

Mrsjayy Tue 15-Oct-19 12:53:17

My step dads says criss for crisps i have no idea why but it makes me silently ragey.

Clangus00 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:55:22

Tin Henman.
Good ol’ Tin.

TateWorm Tue 15-Oct-19 13:02:30

My grandma used to always say "sang-wich" for sandwich, really emphasising the ng sound too.

Knittedfairies Tue 15-Oct-19 13:03:05

My friend's aunt used to lie down with a paramedic if she had a headache. ( Paracetamol)

squishee Tue 15-Oct-19 13:16:28

I've heard Australians call sandwiches sangers. Sorry TateWorm

Yy to criss < silently rages>

People saying "aeriated" when they mean irate.

For all intensive purposes grrrr!

People saying "I was like" when they mean "I said / thought" outs self as an old gimmer

So many more. May I direct you to Pedants' Corner? "Chester draws" galore.

aSofaNearYou Tue 15-Oct-19 13:27:44

Kind of a regional thing but my DP consistently uses "was" and "were" the opposite way around. I wouldn't question it if he just only used one or used them randomly but it's the fact that he uses "was" in every context that should be "were" and vice versa that frustrates me, he knows they are different. Why not just swap them?

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 15-Oct-19 13:39:53

Isn't aeriated a regional thing? It was certainly used in the Midlands when I was growing up to mean irate or rather over excited?

What else does it mean?

Zeldasmagicwand Tue 15-Oct-19 14:12:13

@Knittedfairies *'lie down with a paramedic'* genius cure for a headache and other ailments. grin

AmericanLemonade Tue 15-Oct-19 14:15:04

I thought it was ‘valentimes’ day well into my twenties blush

eenymeenyminyme Tue 15-Oct-19 14:16:45

My ex inlaws have many...

Ceebies instead of CBeebies
Weefee instead of WiFi

and when DD used to take a muslin everywhere with her they'd tell everyone it was her 'muslim'

good job they're old and sweet so they get away with it!

TroysMammy Tue 15-Oct-19 14:20:18

My DM adds an extra s onto the word gas because it doesn't look finished with just one s.

Evilmorty Tue 15-Oct-19 14:22:43

Are your teachers at school strick?
Would you like a packet of chris?
Ev-think is going to be alright.
Minellium Falcon.

Evilmorty Tue 15-Oct-19 14:22:59

And, for the finale....


PullingMySocksUp Tue 15-Oct-19 14:23:13

Aerated is fine like that, INFORMAL•BRITISH
agitated, angry, or overexcited.
"don't get so aerated!"

Evilmorty Tue 15-Oct-19 14:24:28

And also thought you lived in a terrorist house, rather than terraced.

paap1975 Tue 15-Oct-19 14:25:05

I would of

HappyDinosaur Tue 15-Oct-19 14:25:18

My very elderly grandad says Brisket instead of Brexit. I don't think the Britain and Exit combination has crossed his mind. I wouldn't correct him for the world, I actually think it's quite sweet.

milleniumhandandprawn Tue 15-Oct-19 14:26:44

My lovely Nan used to call Radishes reddishes.
I guess because they're kind of red!
Also the patio was the padio.

She was also utterly convinced that broccoli stalks were poisonous so used to carefully trim them off.

LemonMousse Tue 15-Oct-19 14:28:27

My in-laws are always attending funerals - or as they put it 'funedrals' - they also pronounce hearse as 'Hearst' (they love a bit of death!)

Wombleish Tue 15-Oct-19 14:28:39

Lots of people seem to say or write 'weary' when they mean 'wary'.

Ohyesiam Tue 15-Oct-19 14:33:20

Aeriated is a different word to irate.

simplekindoflife Tue 15-Oct-19 14:36:22

Argh, yes, Mataland!!!! Gives me unnecessary rage.

Hurst instead of hearse. My DH and all his family say it, it drives me mad!! But given the circumstances where we need to say it, it's not a scenario I could go around correcting everyone.

Also, "i went to John Lewis's" why not just John Lewis?!?!! Rah!!

BarkandCheese Tue 15-Oct-19 14:38:36

My grandma, despite our best attempts to correct her, always pronounced her favourite dessert profiteroles as “pro-tiff-eh-roles”.

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