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Pampered Chef: Words people mispronounce that drive you nuts...

  1. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    For example, my MIL calls "Tylenol" "Tydenol". And "Regis Philbin" is "Regis Philbern". My one friend always says "verbably" instead of "verbally".
     
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  2. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL

    puh-skety (spaghetti) - My 43 year old friend still says that.

    My 2 year old can't say Pizza. I hear "pursy" - my husband swears there's no r in her word. He blushes every time she says "daddy eat pizza?" or "hot pizza daddy, hot!"
     
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  3. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek: OMG THAT is so funny!
     
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  4. ChefLoriG

    ChefLoriG Advanced Member Gold Member

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    irregardless, when they should say regardless
     
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  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    pacific for specific
     
  6. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    When my nephew was that age, dump truck sounded like dumb f*ck! DH & I laughed every time we heard it.
     
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  7. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Oh, yes ... irregardless. That one drives me batty too.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Jean DeVries

    Jean DeVries Member Gold Member

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    People who say "acrosst" when they mean across.

    Makes my skin crawl.
     
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  9. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    My Grandfather used to say "I been knowing him for ___ years" [​IMG]
     
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  10. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    My mom say's cupaccino and alheimers disease. lol
     
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  11. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    My DH is 1 of those 'acrost' people. GRRR! Plus he says 'crick' for creek. He's from PA and he says that's what they all say up North
     
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  12. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Pampered Chief
    Valentime's
    Shicken
     
  13. leftymac

    leftymac Veteran Member

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    Expresso instead of espresso.

    Or, I'm going to AXE you a question.
     
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  14. leftymac

    leftymac Veteran Member

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    And, He and I were CONVERSATING. Conversate is not a verb, people.
     
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  15. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    How about improper spellings of words! Texting makes kids not no how to spell! Like WAT for WHAT or WEN for WHEN, etc. That drives me insane!
     
  16. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    oh yeah, my ex says ruint for ruined - drives me batty - but maybe just b/c he's my ex. lol
     
  17. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    He is correct! They all say "crick" around here (in PA). Just like they say "ruff" for roof (make note i say it right b/c the others drive me batty).

    As I put in a different post the other day, my BIGGEST peave is those that say AXE for ask. LIterally a lady at work said "Can I axe you a question?" and I said "No but you can ASK me a question." SHe didn't though b/c she got quite pissy.

    the biggee's for me are:
    Punkin for pumpkin makes my blood pressure boil
    idear for idea (I'd never make it in Boston)
    Warter for water (again bostonians)
    disorientated...its disoriented

    Then...
    dis for this
    dat for that
    dese for these
    buhuns for buttons
     
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  18. mailgirl1978

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    Well I live in the South and I hear a lot of:

    win-der (window), warsh (wash) Kmarts (K-mart), Wal-marts (Wal-mart)....and worst for last.... Im fixin' to..... for I'm about to....
    All together it would go a little something like this:

    I'm fixin' to go down yonder to the Wal-marts so I get me something to warsh my winders with.

    :D
     
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  19. mailgirl1978

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    OH...and ongins for onions......UGH!!!!!!!
     
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  20. straitfan

    straitfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My co-worker's favorite word is "asTinine"----- makes me crazy!!!!!
     
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  21. leftymac

    leftymac Veteran Member

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    Aight, I'm from the south and I say 'fixin'. :)
     
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  22. mailgirl1978

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    Keith! I didn't know you were from the South!!!! Well YEEE HHAAAAAWWWW....hahahaha

    (I do OCCASIONALLY say fixin' to...but I usually catch myself.....ha. Someone from up North made fun of me a long time ago and I promptly quit saying it...ha)
     
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  23. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    As I told my son today, my newest internet pet peeve is "I heart xxxx." I'm now used to seeing "I (picture of a heart) xxxx," though I'll never use it, but, come on, saying "I heart" instead of "I love" is not even a short-cut!! I understand why it's supposed to be cute, but it's not.

    Oh, wait, that wasn't even what this thread is about, was it?
     
  24. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    nuclear

    This is absoloutely my biggest pet peeve word wise. And it really peeved me when it was mispronounced by our presidents--Bush (the last one), and of all people Jimmy Carter who was ij the navy on a --you guessed it--NUCLEAR submarine. I hate it when people say NUCULER. Hooked on phonics works for me, LOL.
     
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  25. millthayer

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    What really fries me is when people says jewLERY instead of jewELRY!!! Or how about PURT NEAR or TORLET, haha ha!!!:yuck:
     
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  26. gaddischef

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    rinsch -- rinse
    warsh - wash
    wrastle - wrestle

    all mom's -- she probably has many more words that drive me crazy but these are the top three --
     
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  27. Jinkies

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    A lot of what you guys have said bother me too! What has been making me insane though is the santoku knife. So many people say santuko and not san-toe-koo. Say it with me folks! SAN-TOE-KOO! Oh, and when people say odviously and not obviously. I've been watching a lot of Dr. Who and the accent that a lot of the people have makes me crazy! They'll say fing instead of thing and a lot of the words that have th are replaced with f. I've caught myself saying somefing a couple of times because of it!
     
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  28. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    When I worked at the police department, I had someone reporting a physical altercation. I asked if weapons were involved & she said no. Not 30 seconds later, she said "then I axed him ..." I couldn't help it. I cut her off & said "I thought you said there were no weapons involved? You had an axe?" LOL

    On another occasion, I had a 911 caller reporting a fight in progress. I asked if it was a physical or verbal fight. She paused for a moment & then said "well, I guess you could calls it a formal fight!" Note to self: use smaller words ... "Ma'am are they hitting each other or are they yelling at each other?" .... ;)

    I'm no where near an English major and I'm from the south, so I've been picked on for words like "fixin" (as in "I'm fixin to go ...") and "mashed" (as in Mashed Potatoes ... and I do say potatoes and not taters). But I'm often amazed at the words that I sometimes hear others say. I even cringe listening to Elmo (my 2 year old LOVES Elmo) ... some of the sentences that come out of his mouth are sooooo wrong. LOL
     
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  29. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    Wait, what? Mashed Potatoes is not the proper name for this dish? Since when?
     
  30. Pedey

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    FebUary. I know it's acceptable to say it that way, but technically it is Feb-ROOOO-ary!

    EXspecially. It's just especially.

    I COULD care less. It's I couldN'T care less!

    My dad & mom call that number game sa-DOOO-koh rather than sa-doh-koo. Make me itch! LOL
     
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  31. mrshamel3808

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    Mispronounced words drive my mom, aunts, cousins, me and my sisters crazy. We think it's because my mom and aunts learned english as their 2nd language in school and so they learned everything by the book, not from their parents, so they didn't inheret the funny pronounciations or accents.

    DH is another "acrosst" person. He also says "pin" and "pen" EXACTLY the same! His short "e" and "i" sounds are identical. He always gets mad when I ask him to clarify what he's asking for "Why would I be asking you for a pIn?!" He'll emphasize the "i" sound that time. He says it's because of his mom (she lived PART of her childhood in the south, I say it's just a lame excuse) He also says "chickmunk" instead of "chipmunk".

    I know a lady that says muslim (muslin), deorderant (deodorant), Darth Fader (Darth Vader) and in thact (in fact). Her husband says all the sudden (all of a sudden) My sis-in-law sometimes says "strain" instead of drain but this one isn't consistent...almost MORE annoying. My dad is guilty of nuculer, but also says "vovol" instead of Volvo. My uncle says "pamplets" instead of "pamphlet". I had a band director in high school taht says woof (wolf) and expecially (especially). It was funny when she would introduce the classic piece "Peter and the Woof".

    And I guess I'll tell on myself - my sister ALWAYS gets mad at me for saying "anyways" when it should be "anyway".
     
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  32. pcsharon1

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    Well, of course the things kids say shouldn't count when they are learning words and probably don't fit in this category anyway, because we love the way our three year old talks. He says "cookie monxster" which we find adorable and his favorite cartoon is Backyardigans which he calls Bardigans.

    I'm the one that is guilty of saying things incorrectly. My husband is always telling people how I make up words. I say "slippy" - as in the roads are really slippy today. And I say (and this is his favorite) "funnily", as in "well, funnily enough it wasn't like that yesterday...etc, etc" I know there are others but I can't come up with them now.

    And I am from the south AND from the mountains.............so imagine what I can come up with. My favorite that my dad says is "why don't you call your brother on his cellaphone and ask him what he wanted" Yep, that's right! Cellaphone. Needless to say my parents don't have cell phones..........heck, they don't even have internet. We just got city water last spring!
     
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  33. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Actually, su & du rhyme in the Japanese language. It's soo-doh-koo ;)
     
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  34. cookingwith_tara

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    Vantastic instead of Fantastic
    ReLAtor instead of REALtor
    JewLERy instead of jewELry

    I cringe silently everytime I hear them!!
     
  35. BethCooks4U

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    Coming from WI and living the last 13 years in the south I hear difference in words all the time. I think they are fine and enjoy learning our differences - once I figure out what they're trying to say. WI people say lots of words wrong too so please don't think I'm bashing anyone - we're all different and learned from different people. What gets me is when kids shows use poor language - like the Elmo example above. Or worse when teachers TEACH language use wrong.

    There are a lot of word pronounciations that drive me crazy too but right this moment I can't think of any.

    I did want to comment on "mashed" though. I do hear that in NC. It's used in a sentence like "I mashed the car when I hit that tree."
     
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  36. ChefBeckyD

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    When I lived in SC, "mashed" apparently meant "to press", or the equivalent.
    I heard things like - "Mash the light on" or "He mashed his brakes".

    Some of these things are cultural, or regional. There were many words/sayings/pronunciations in SC that I just could not understand. I managed a bookstore there, and sometimes when talking to a customer on the phone, I would have to hand the phone to an employee because I couldn't understand what the person on the other end was saying. :eek:
     
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  37. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    You mean that isn't correct??

    While we are complaining, people who say, "Would you like to go with?" or "Are you going with?" instead of saying "Would you like to go with me or him or whoever?" I don't understand it...
     
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  38. smspamperedchef

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    well, I'm from the south and don't have a big "twang" or anything, but I do say "fixin to"

    The Santoku knife can actually be pronounced both ways according to home office. I tell my guests at shows, :sing:to-ma-to, to-ma-to, po-ta-to, po-ta-to, let's call the whole thing off! :sing: it doesn't really matter. (Ok, those words look the same but don't know how to put the accents above the letters on here.) lol!
     
  39. chefheidi2003

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    aks instead of ask

    had a battle with my boyfriend's mom..she just hosted a show for me..and for her host special she wants the

    TRIFFLE bowl..I kept telling her TRIFLE..not sure if you can tell the difference from my typing..but I think you are all intelligent enough to understand the sound of the i if there are 1 or 2 Fs.

    Futher instead of Further..there is a girl that I work with..and when she spells it she even puts Futher..and it drives me nuts..now she says that she does it just to drive me nuts..I say..hey..if you want to look stupid if they need that call for a court case you go right ahead.
     
  40. ChefBeckyD

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    Ahh, yes - there is another thread just about this. It's not Triffle OR Truffle! It's TRIFLE, people!
     
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