By - schnozzberryflop
‘Eluding to’ something.
That’s *alluding* meaning referring to something indirectly. Eluding means evading something.
My co-worker keeps saying "Ask-rix" instead of "asterisk". It drives me insane.
This one is unfortunately me. I know how to say it, but for some reason I constantly get tongue tied on that word. Doesn't help that I'm a VERY fast talker anyway, so I trip over it and BOOM - "astrix". ASS - TUH - RISK. Shouldn't be this god damn hard.
I had a boss once who would always call it a “physical year”. It took me longer than I care to admit to realize that she actually meant “fiscal year”. It’s amazing how much more sense my job made after that lol…
OMG yes. It is mind bottling.
I went on one date with a fellow who said the "Sixteenth Chapel". He took me to a "Thigh" restaurant.
Was it Thai Tanic?
Funny you say that, I've actually been to a restaurant in Marin County in California with that exact name.
I try not to get worked up about mispronunciations, but I had a manager who said “per batim” instead of verbatim, and I winced every time she said it.
Yikes. This unlocked a memory.
My middle school health teacher said poo-berty instead of puberty and it enraged me when I was 11.
my one boss will type "another words" in emails
Got some back to back r/boneappletea right here.
All intensive purposes
Not a pronunciation but I see people switch "sale" and "sell" in social media all the time and it boggles my mind they don't know the difference
My boyfriend doesn’t pronounce the first r in “frustrated.” He sounds like a child and it’s…well, frustrating.
My husband (and his family) does this. Makes me insane
My mom cannot pronounce chipotle. She says “chip-ol-tee”
When the town I grew up in finally got a Chipotle, nearly everyone pronounced it “Chi-pol-tay” and it made me stabby.
Chipootle- remember the old Jack in the Box commercial where he couldn’t say it?
My Dad does the same thing! He also says "kay-suh-dill-uh" no matter how many times I correct him.
My bf says
"Kway-so" instead of queso.
Makes me wanna go kwazy and kwill him.
I work in a hotel. The *number* of people that refer to adjoining rooms (meaning to have the connecting door between them) as “ca-joined” (not conjoined which is still wrong but still less wrong) makes me want to rage punch them. Call them adjoining. Call them connecting. Call them adjacent even. But ca-joined is not a goddamn word.
I'm learning new things to hate in this thread.
Cajoin sounds like one of those words in a comic that's like a sound effect, only using the actual verb. I imagine two blobs of some material or another hurtling toward each other really fast and smashing together into a single blob, and the sound effect would say, "ka-JOIN!"
When people say eXspecially instead of eSpecially
EXpecially if they order eXpresso at the coffee shop.
My Dad says *expresso*. Very smart, very educated, very good grammar, loves coffee. Still says *expresso*.
For me its exetera instead of etcetera
I work in a cafe and I lose a little bit of sanity each time someone asks for this.
Meredith: Always with the friends, Oscar. Can't we just enjoy the new espresso machine?
Oscar: Actually, it's pronounced "espresso"... Wait. That's what you said. I apologize, I just assumed you would mispronounce it.
Expresso is a big one for me too.
Suddenly my username is relevant.
Your face is as red as a strawbrary.
It always makes me happy to see a Scrubs reference. They're getting fewer and farther between as time goes by.
The reflux is a lonely child, he's waiting by the park
The reflux is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
mute for moot
“It’s like a cow’s opinion. No one cares. It’s mute.”
“It’s a Moo point”
I thought of that same line when I read it😂
It's **wreak** havoc, not wreck.
And let slip the dogs of war (ok that's cry havoc but..)
Whatever farm animal of war, Lana!!!
Asteriks instead of asterisk
“Fustrated” makes me frustrated
As does flustrated… the combining of being frustrated and being flustered.
my wife says "mannerism" like aneurysm and I think she's going to cause me to have one
Going to try that on my wife, hope to report back.
Well it's been 9 minutes I think he's dead.
13m still no signs of life
I want to thank you all for gathering today in honor of MuchMoreMunchTime, I know it would’ve meant the world to him. Let’s honor his memory by continuing to spread love in this world and to try our best each and every day. Losing MuchMoreMunchtime is akin to losing a family member. He is irreplaceable and their loss is felt deeply, more than words can ever describe. At the same time, I know MuchMoreMuchtime would hate it if they saw us crying, talking only about their loss and ignoring all the wonderful things MuchMoreMunchtime did with their precious time here on Earth. Thank you for everything. Where ever you are buddy, we are thinking of you 🙏
I heard he died of an annerism
I worked with someone who said this. She also pronounced “buttons” as “buntons”. I fought the urge to correct her every time.
I was in a chocolate shop once and a family was in there. The father goes "wow! Look at this. Chocolate covered jalapeños." He pronounced it completely correctly. His family burst out laughing and mocked him for his pronunciation. He asked what was going on and the daughter says "you say it so weird, it's jah-la-pen-oh!" The whole family agrees with her and he's like "are you sure?" They're mocking this man and he's correct. But then he just has to agree because they're relentless. I lost my mind that day
Why didn’t you take his side? You just left him to die there
As a Spanish speaker I would absolutely be intervening there just to prove their father right.
Seriously. Shut that shit down and save that poor man!
Similarly, I hate when people say "Habañero" it's just "Habanero" there is no "ñ" but people throw it in anyway. Even Sean Evans from hot ones pronounces it with an "ñ." THE MAN'S WHOLE SHOW IS ABOUT HOT SAUCE. HOW DOES HE GET THIS WRONG?
It's a hyperforeignism that comes from jalapeño having an ñ so people apply that foreign aspect of the word to another Spanish work, habanero, especially because it is also a pepper.
Same thing happens when people say coup de grâce as "coo de grah" because French words seem to just not have their last consonant pronounced, but it's actually "coo de gras" because what you don't pronounce is the final letter, which in grâce is e. You still pronounce the c.
Edit: Since this has garnered some attention, I thought I'd mention that the reason French is the way it is is due to the French Academy. Controlling the way people *spell* French is much easier than controlling the way people *speak* French. And so, over time, as the language has evolved, the French have spoken differently, yet are spelling the way their great great grandparents spoke!
TIL, I thought it did have an ñ and that's how it was pronounced.
The word translates to "from Habana" (as in Havana, Cuba)
Oh my god this happened right in front of me at a bike shop.
A light called “Knight Light”. And the son says “look dad - knight light” (correctly) and his dad ‘corrects’ him and says it’s “KH-night light”.
Unrelated to pronunciation, but when I was in elementary school, I was driving with my mom and my friend. I told him 60 mph was the same as a mile per minute. He disagreed and my mom backed him up. Still makes me mad thinking about it lol.
Bruh. You’ve unlocked a deep memory.
Once at a family dinner at my house my parents said “an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth” I then correctly identified it as Hammurabi’s code. My parents and much older sibling stared at me like I had 2 heads. They said, “no, Jesus said that…”
I tried for half an hour to explain to them that the verse is referring to Hammurabi’s code and that Jesus was saying to not follow it and just turn the other cheek. They were all so confidently ignorant and started to get offended as tho I was personally crucifying Jesus in front of their eyes.
I love my family but holy shit they can be straight up dumb.
Matthew 5:38-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." They were wrong about him saying, Homes was just dueting it
Dumb/incorrect people always seem to get aggressive
Better than the Monty python way.
Sounds like the family has watched too much [Trailer Park Boys](https://youtu.be/TvnXI-86b6Q?t=87)
When people say 'weary' instead of 'wary'
"I'm generally weary of strangers"
bitch I'm growing mighty weary of you
Do not follow any dog reddits; everybody writes about their dogs being weary of other dogs, men, people. I like to imagine a lot of napping dogs.
>I like to imagine a lot of napping dogs.
Best let them lie.
"If you'll excuse meh, I've grown quite hwheareagh."
"my dear friends, the time has finally come! We have the means, the technology, the understanding to allow spiders to talk with cats!"
STUPID SCIENCE MAN COULDNT MAKE CHARLIE MORE SMARTER!
I am weary of strangers. Sick of seeing people I don't know all the time.
Leery+Wary and not committing to either.
I can both be weary and wary of strangers.
“For all intensive purposes”
"Nip it in the butt"
I used to say “dip it in the butt”
I think accompanied visualization is much more astute.
All in tents porpoises
All intensive porpoises.
Lie-barry instead of Library.
your face is red like a strawbrary
A 1972 dime with a Roosevelt imperfection will do that to ya
Australians have lie-brees
Nucular instead of nuclear.
i was looking for this. my 7th grade science teacher always pronounced nucleus as "nuke-ulus" and it drove me crazy. eventually i couldn't take it anymore and raised my hand to correct him. he told me this is why i don't have friends. fair enough lol.
This just made me remember that my high school chemistry teacher couldn’t pronounce the word “significant.” It sound like he was saying sniffcant. He was trying to teach use about significant figures, and we couldn’t figure out what he meant because he kept saying “sniffcant figures.” It went on for days and he was getting annoyed with how long we were taking to understand it. Finally one day he gave us a work sheet to do and said he would go over it with us after we were done to try to see where we were getting stuck. We’re sitting there doing the work sheet and my friend asks me “What did he say this was called?” “Sniffcant figures.” “Right, and what does sniffcant mean?” “I am honestly not sure, which is why I am not getting it.” “Look what he wrote on the board behind him.” He had written “Significant Figures Review.”
My friends and I all agreed that he was definitely saying sniffcant but knowing what he meant instantly made it click how significant figures worked.
ETA some context: he was from the same general area as us (same accent) and didn’t have any issues pronouncing any other words. He could say praseodymium just fine, but only had trouble with “significant” for some reason.
I work on reactors for a living. You'd be absolutely amazed how many mechanics and engineers in the field do not pronounce it correctly.
This was the only lesson on day one of my nuclear physics class. We went through the syllabus and all that nonsense, then he was like "today, you will learn how to pronounce nuclear." I appreciated that.
THIS ONE. half the people in my Masters program pronounced it nucular and I wanted to strangle all of them
“Take it for granite”
It's all water under the fridge.
Worst case Ontario
Get two birds stoned at once
Hate to say I toedaso
You're on rocky ground there
“Oh shit season 2 jerry”
Don't correct Rick or he'll take your memories out of spite
i cant pronouce quarter. i am stupid
Can you say Corter?
Marine Corps pronounced as "corpse." Used to work in a place that dealt with a lot of veterans and I had a coworker that could not say the word correctly, drove me batty. She also pronounced the "s" in Illinois.
As a non-native speaker, it's pronounced Marine "core" right?
Unless they’re dead. In that case, it is in fact a Marine corpse.
"Marines die, that's what we do. But the Corps lives forever."
But you are not allowed to die without permission!
Pronouncing the s in Illinois is horribly fun to be fair... LOL
We get Dez Moine-eze for Da Moine.
So why not pronounce the S in Arkansas if we do say it in regular old Kansas?
A swath of the now US west of the 13 colonies was the Canadian colony of New France and has french influenced names. Arkansas was part of New France. Kansas always not. This was true up until 1763.
I AM CONFUSION
Someone saying pacific instead of specific.
I don't understand how people mix this up. The difference is an ocean apart.
Could you be more pacific?
Perhaps they could draw a diaphragm to help explain?
You could always go to the libary if you want to learn on your own
Is it acrost the street
Ok I’m defiantly going there.
No, this one is actually the worst, especially since people to it all the time on the internet for some reason.
I'm bout to sail the Specific Ocean
let me be pacific,
cause I wanna be down in your south seas,
but I got this notion that the motion of your ocean means small craft advisories
So if I capsize on your thighs
B5 you sunk my battleship
Please turn me on I'm mister coffee with an automatic drip
So show me yours I'll show you mine, tool time
You'll Lovitt just like Lyle
And then we'll do it doggy style so we can both watch x files
i lump in "fustrating" instead of "frustrating" with this
How about "flustrating?"
Edit: thanks for the awards!
Eye-ran and Eye-raq, two countries in the Middle East.
I thought these were the exspecially created accessories for Apple products? The iRack for Macs and iRan for fitness?
And I ran, I ran so far away...
Height as heighth. Makes me irrationally angry and I can’t explain why.
Edit: missing a word
“2 am in the morning” “11 pm at night” etc…
That’s to differentiate it from 11pm in the morning.
People saying "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes"
It's a doggy-dog world.
I kinda love this one because it changes the meaning so much
Dog-eat-dog : violent imagery, horrifying
Doggy-dog : aww, so cute. Just the doggi-est of dogs
Supposably. It's supposedly.
Supposuvly is the worst
I enjoy watching true crime videos on YouTube, and a *stunning* amount of true crime focused YouTubers pronounce the word indicted as "in-dick-ted" which just...this is what you *do for a living* and you don't know how to pronounce that word correctly??
This is not the correct place for this . I don’t get mad
When they’re trying to illustrate a point by “flushing it out”…..
For fucks sake. It’s fleshing it out. Like putting flesh on a skeletal model, not like flushing a turd dumbass!!!
espresso vs expresso
gif vs gif
It’s pronounced gif not gif
No it's Nikolaj
My ex would say “generally” in place of “genuinely” and did not understand why it was wrong.
Edit: to the folks saying “that’s why she’s your ex”, nah it’s not. This was a pet peeve for sure, but it didn’t have any impact on the relationship. She was a perfectly fine person, things just didn’t work out and I called it.
I think my old roommate thought “comparable” meant “reasonable.”
“Oh, have you tried that new restaurant down the street?”
“No, is it good?“
“Yeah, pretty good. And the prices are comparable.”
That would drive me up the wall.
Comparable to what? Oil prices? School supplies? Antiquities? The Economist? Another restaurant we also enjoy?
But this roommate was impossible to correct. They didn’t believe me when I said Cyprus was a country because they worked at a Hellenic museum and thought Cyprus was just part of Greece. A total moron who thought they were smart and would misuse words like “gaslighting” and “manipulation” too.
I hear this with “formally” and “formerly” quite a bit.
Re LA tor for realtor
I think the commercials for realtors where they pronounce it Real-TOR are hilarious. It makes realtors sound like super-villains. The Skele-TORs of the housing market, if you will.
Maybe doesn’t totally count since it’s more grammatical perhaps than pronunciation
But it’s would HAVE should HAVE could HAVE. Not would OF.
Also, “i could care less”
"I could care less" is something that is commonly said on TELEVISION by actors and actresses and every time I hear it I am just in disbelief that the producers let that slide. Like, stop perpetuating it!!
So much gets through on television. I die whenever actors mix up singular and plural "millennium/millennia" and "phenomenon/phenomena." Typically while playing experts in history or the paranormal!
YOU LIVED THROUGH THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM WE ALL LEARNED THIS
Those people are streets behind
If you have to ask you’re streets behind
I lived in New York!
Oh, Britta's in this?
Do you want some melk with that?
Just give him a glass of malk!!
My wife - sangwich
“Painguine” - Benevolent Cucumber-patch
"Literally" and 'literary" are not the same .
Teacher here. Just sat through 6 classes of a guest speaker from the police department who kept saying trafficked as "traff-ick-id" and it got more egregious every class throughout the day
Fucking reeses pieces
oh you don’t like reesee peesees?
as a kid I called them reeses penis. I thought it was the absolute height of comedy
As a freshman in high school my chemistry teacher dropped a “Reese’s penises” on us while explaining an ice cream making competition. I always thought after 25 years I would no longer find it funny but it still kills me 😂
They are pieces, owned by Reese. What the fuck is a pee-see?
"Babe! Pass me the Wor-chester-sester-shu-shister-shire and soy sauce for the burgers!" - me every time (I'm aware of the proper pronunciation, but that's far less fun)
My uncle once asked me to buy woo-chee-chee sauce at the grocery for his Micheladas. I asked one of the clerks where I could find it before I realized what he really wanted. We could not stop laughing lol
When 95% of all english speaking people say "ex-cetera" when it should be "et-cetera".
Those are the same people who abbreviate it as “ect.”
Not a mispronunciation but it really bugs me when someone uses "then" when they should had used "than" when commenting here on reddit. I literally can't go a single day on this site without seeing that mistake.