whiskeysourpuss · 11/10/2018 21:43
@mybumpismostlypudding yeah that's right
My sister now lives in Kent & has an awful accent that's a cross between a Scottish her proper accent & a Kent fake one she puts on accent it does my nut in as she pronounces loads of things in a weird wrong way
Boyskeepswinging · 11/10/2018 21:45
Qatar. Almost always pronounced "catarrh" (long second syllable) when it should be "catter" (two short syllables). Even the BBC consistently mispronounces it (clutches pearls). I guess the Pronunciation Unit was disbanded with all the cut backs and my shouting at the radio for decades made no difference so I moved to LBC. Yet to hear how they pronounce Qatar!
MarklahMarklah · 11/10/2018 21:45
Regional dialects I can quite understand but completely incorrect pronunciation is a different kettle of fish. Which should be consigned to the bonfire.
Particularly - 'pacific' instead of 'specific'; 'aks'/'axe' instead of 'ask' and 'crips' instead of 'crisps'.
Thatstheendofmytether · 11/10/2018 21:50
Bought instead by brought and vice versa. I get the regional accents make people pronounce things differently but it's a different spelling because its a different word and they mean different things. Was on a thread recently where the OP actually admitted she didn't know the difference! What?!
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