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Pronunciations you dislike
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RE: Pronunciations you dislike
"Sek-yu-teh-ree"

I hear this quite often at work from people who often have to speak to secretaries, e-mail secretaries or direct other staff to a doctor's secretary.

How significant does a word have to be in your everyday life before you look at how it's spelt, hear other people saying it, and realise that you might be wrong?

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Aneurin Bevan
09-30-2017 08:53 PM
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"Sam-Hain". Every bloody October.

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10-02-2017 10:16 AM
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Another stupid pronunciation from work:

I had to collect some notes from the endoscopy "sekyuterry" today. She seems to think 'endoscopy' has the emphasis on the first syllable.

YOU CAN'T EVEN PRONOUNCE YOUR OWN GODDAMN JOB TITLE!!!!!!!!!!

How did we end up like this?????

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10-03-2017 05:38 AM
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RE: Pronunciations you dislike
Pronunciation of "ye" as if the first letter is a "y". It actually represents the letter thorn (Þ, þ), which sounds like "th". The correct pronunciation of "ye" is "the".

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10-03-2017 09:40 AM
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RE: Pronunciations you dislike
Most bad pronunciations I find amusing.

I can only think of a couple that annoy me.

Pide is a tasty Turkish flatbread:

[Image: Assorted-Turkish-Pide.jpg?resize=500%2C333]


I find it annoying when people insist on calling it "pied" (rhymes with "died"). Which of course, in Straya, ends up sounding like "Poid".

And it's such a common mispronunciation that people will tell you that you are saying it wrong if you pronounce it correctly: like "pea day" but said as a single word.

Rottweiler is the other. People will tell you that you're saying it wrong if you don't pronounce it "Rot Wheeler".

And some people from Melbourne pronounce the word "mall" as if it rhymes with "pal" or "gal". Actually that's more funny than anything, particularly when they tie themselves into knots trying to explain how their way of pronouncing it is the correct way.
10-03-2017 05:30 PM
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(10-03-2017 05:30 PM)142857 Wrote:  And some people from Melbourne pronounce the word "mall" as if it rhymes with "pal" or "gal".

A lot of people from Essex say that vowel sound in that way, or even as if it rhymes with Mao.

I was worried that our Chinese brother had relinquished his socialist beliefs when I heard that letters were delivered by Royal Mao.

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10-04-2017 04:40 AM
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When I visited Maryland several years ago, the locals pronounced 'orange' with one syllable.

"Ornj".

What?

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10-08-2017 06:40 PM
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Words such as "Police" and "collapse" pronounced without the first vowel: "Pleece", "Claps", etc.

My brother says "claps" when he means "collapse". Every time he does it I start applauding.

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Aneurin Bevan
10-24-2017 03:51 AM
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