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Does it drive you crazy when people mispronounce words?

My neighbor said "Tal-A-Pee-A" for tilapia last night...I do not correct people, that is rude. But it does drive me insane!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • My peeve is when they pronounce the E and the end of French words like Porshe and forte.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • IR-regardless is my personal favorite! It means the opposite of what you think it means!

    Answer by chefronswife at 10:33 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Irrefutable!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • OK I'm one of those that has a problem with a number of words. I know how they're supposed to be pronounced but at times I mess up. My biggest one is Ambulance. I don't know why I pronounce it Ambleance. Then there's Tsunami. I Know how to pronounce it but at times I add the T. The list goes on. We laugh about it all the time. Husband is always correcting me. I'm glad he does it reminds me that I need to slow down and think about how I am saying words.


    Answer by oldermomof5 at 10:38 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Life is too short to allow something as silly as that to bother me.

    Answer by Imogine at 10:39 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • my BFF will get on to me for pronouncing the vidalia onion cuz she says the accent is on the dal instead of the vi. I don't correct her when she says idear for idea. I was raised in Detroit and she was raised in rural Georgia and it is amazing how different ways words are mis pronounced.

    Answer by mamak57 at 10:51 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • LOL! My mom says wrestling "wrass-ling." My sister and I always tease her about it and she gets so mad! Now whenever she says it, we just kind of look at each other and smile.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • My daughter used to say 'brawl' for 'bra'...but thankfully now that she is old enough to need one she can say it correctly. I try not to let mispronounced words upset me. Life is too short.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Yes...uhg. I only correct my mom, but, she wants me too. She said if she had the money, she would hire a dialect coach. She says things like " Yal-luh" for yellow...and many more. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:56 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • SAL-mon!! Eeek!!! it is Sa-mon, the "L" is silent!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

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