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To say it's NOT pronounced like this?

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DaanSaaf · 11/10/2018 21:31


Not cuttle-ree

Sets my teeth on edge. What pronunciations annoy you?

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strawberrisc · 14/10/2018 05:11

Where has “conversate” come from? Makes me want to stick a fork in my eye.


ARoomSomewhere · 14/10/2018 07:25

brisklady thank you!
I typed 'knawing' three times and knew it still wasn't quite right (was too darn tired to work out why), but was too keen to post my bitching about pronunciation to let my spelling hold me back Grin


sleepdaisy · 14/10/2018 08:26

Pronouncing th as f. As in vo instead of though and free instead of three.
absolute height of laziness and ignorance. IMO

I do that.

I pronounce "th" as "d" or "f" when I talk casually, but not when using my proper voice. "Dis" for this.


PrimalLass · 14/10/2018 09:45

Jai as in Kai? I live in Scotland and I have never heard this

Standard pronunciation in East Central Scotland

No it isn't. As detailed in this thread.


DoveOfPiss · 14/10/2018 19:40

Specialty - spesh-al-ty instead of speciality - spesh-ee-alley-tea - boils my piss. Working for the NHS I hear it a lot 😡😡
Oriented ... FFS we're not American, it's orientated/ disorientated
Scapegoat being used as a verb - as in "she was scapegoated".
And yes, Pacific instead of specific 😰 god I'm a picky mare!!!


DoveOfPiss · 14/10/2018 19:41

Oh and borrowed instead of lent. She borrowed it me. No, she lent it to you.


Pashal2 · 14/10/2018 20:09

Umm, not in the USA. Hope you don't get so sick you wind up in THE hospital. Fgs, LoL 🤣


UseditUpandWoreitOut · 15/10/2018 00:22

See now, 'She lent it to you' makes me nose and me top lip try to withdraw into me eye sockets.
It just isn't right.


OkPedro · 15/10/2018 00:45

What's wrong with "she lent it to you"
Should it be "she borrowed that from you"?


JessieLemon · 15/10/2018 10:00

People who say ‘me nose’ and ‘me eyes’ instead of ‘my nose’ and ‘my eyes’ Wink


PrivateDoor · 15/10/2018 10:12

Someone mentioned Primark. The first stores in the chain opened in Ireland and were called Pennys, it later opened a store in Belfast which was definitely called 'Preemark' not 'Prymark'! I think it was when they expanded to England that the pronunciation changed. Sometimes we call it 'prymark' but only as a joke to make it sound posh!


BumDisease · 15/10/2018 10:16

"Prymark" in my part of Scotland would get you burnt at the stake. Wink

Now here come all the posts about how "PRI" in English does not sound "PREE"...


Toddlerteaplease · 15/10/2018 10:22

@BanginChoons that really makes my teeth itch.


LividAtDolphins · 15/10/2018 12:15

What's wrong with "she lent it to you"

Nothing. Maybe PP was making a joke that we missed? Confused


BrokenWing · 15/10/2018 12:37

See now, 'She lent it to you' makes me nose and me top lip try to withdraw into me eye sockets.

I cannot see what is wrong with "she lent it to you" either?

I do hate "I lent it from her", or "I borrowed it to her"


UseditUpandWoreitOut · 15/10/2018 14:34

Confused No idea what I was on about, me I was pissed. Grin


BrazzleDazzleDay · 15/10/2018 14:58

Dh and fil say sireen instead of siren. It really fucking grips my shit


OkPedro · 15/10/2018 19:09

useditup I had a few last night too haha

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