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Bubba
01-26-2017, 10:40 AM
What words do people always mispronounce that reeeeeally annoy you?

I hate it when people try to say "specific" and instead say "pacific".

Idiot: "Can you be more pacific?"
Me: "Can I be a large expanse of salt water? No I f***ing can't"

Also, a lot of people in Manchester can't say "hospital". They inexplicably change the 't' to a 'c'... "hospical". Ugh.

Anyway, how about you lot?

Psychotic
01-26-2017, 10:52 AM
There's no H when you say the letter H out loud. There really isn't.

Shauna
01-26-2017, 10:54 AM
what are you talking about haytch is the sound h makes

Psychotic
01-26-2017, 11:06 AM
what are you talking about haytch is the sound h makeshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11642588

I mean it's at the point where it's not wrong because so many people do it now, but it's not the *~*true*~* way. I'm a hypocrite because I said it all the time during my LP of FFVII haitch-dee remaster mod, got blasted for it in the comments and learned my lesson. Now I am a convert.

Shauna
01-26-2017, 11:18 AM
That's an interesting little article.

Loony BoB
01-26-2017, 12:21 PM
Mostly I get annoyed at words that have really non-phonetic spelling. Like, when I found out that escalope is pronounced "scallop" I was baffled. What the hell did they spell it that way for!?

I can forgive people who get things wrong because of those kind of spelling related reasons. People who say things in a completely incorrect way when the spelling is as clear as day and can't fall back onto a "oh, it's a regional dialect/accent thing" (eg. Thing -> Ting) can cause annoyance, though.

Freya
01-26-2017, 03:11 PM
Accents are weird. There's a lot of British pronunciations that make me quirk an eyebrow. To be fair, American Southerns drive me bonkers too with their accents.

I've heard the Pacific over Specific thing more times than I've heard it used properly here.

The only time I have issues with pronunciation is with words I've read and used in writing but haven't actually ever said. I read a lot and there are many words I'm familiar with in that context but I haven't really ever heard them actually spoken. So I've sometimes had it play right in my head but when I try to say it, my tongue fumbles about and it comes out garbled. I will have to attempt to say it again and then it usually ruins any point I was trying to make by using said word because of how bad I messed it up.

Pumpkin
01-26-2017, 03:53 PM
axe a question

Fynn
01-26-2017, 04:07 PM
While overall I try to maintain a descriptionist perspective, it really bothers me when people type out "could of" and "should of".

Mr. Carnelian
01-26-2017, 04:24 PM
Meh. I used to be all uptight about stuff like this. Now, I aspire to be a live-and-let-live descriptionist, wafting around in a carefree manner whilst singing "Anything Goes!".

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However...

I worked on and off as a barista for 2 months last year.

The first time someone asked for an "Expresso", it didn't bother me in the slightest. Nor the second time. Nor even the third.

By the hundredth time, on the other hand... Well, let's just say that this mug makes my feelings clear.

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Fynn
01-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah, people around here say "expresso" a lot too and it drives me up the wall

Huckleberry Quin
01-26-2017, 07:27 PM
All of them. All of the errors. I hear them and I pounce.

Related: I started using "fewer" incorrectly as a sarcastic running gag, but then I started using fewer incorrectly, and effectively had an existential crisis.

And that was the day that I vowed never to be sarcastic again.

Calliope
01-27-2017, 05:31 AM
"lieberry"

Sephex
01-27-2017, 06:03 AM
There's no H when you say the letter H out loud. There really isn't.

A B C D E F G *hhhhuuuhhh* I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Formalhaut
01-27-2017, 12:50 PM
Mr. Carny likes to be cute and say 'five-ever' when he really means 'forever'.

Fynn
01-27-2017, 12:57 PM
Mr. Carny likes to be cute and say 'five-ever' when he really means 'forever'.

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Laddy
01-27-2017, 04:02 PM
Illinoise.
Eyetalian.

Those responsible for these affronts to speech should be dealt with swiftly.

Pumpkin
01-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Aww 5ever is cute though :flirt:

Me and sharky say twininity and tenfinity as indicating more than infinity because lulz

Fynn
01-27-2017, 04:14 PM
Jesus!

Laddy
01-27-2017, 04:16 PM
fack-cade

Mister Adequate
01-27-2017, 06:54 PM
Eyetalian.

There is nothing wrong with how people from Belfast say Eye-talian. :colbert:

I will never accept people who say "Tee-dus".

Fynn
01-27-2017, 07:27 PM
What did James Arnold Taylor ever do to you!

Mister Adequate
01-27-2017, 10:14 PM
He pronounced "Ty-dus" as "Tee-dus" :colbert:

FinalxxSin
01-28-2017, 09:52 PM
I don't have a problem with people that have speech issues. I'd rather communicate with a person that has speech issues while having a good head on their shoulders than somebody that has perfect speech while coming across as a disgusting person to me.

krissy
01-28-2017, 10:18 PM
in general people complaining about speech and pronunciation makes me relive the bad parts of my immigration but i guess that's kind of moot compared to the immigration processes the west has these days

that being said i agree with fynn

could of

could of what

Laddy
01-29-2017, 03:21 PM
If you're being a dick to someone from abroad because of accent or speech patterns there's no hope for you

MJN SEIFER
01-30-2017, 02:02 PM
When I was at primary school, we learned about haiku poetry, and the teacher pronounced the word as "High-Queue", despite the fact that the book we were told to work from clearly stated that it was pronounced "Hai-Koo". Admittedly to a primary school kid, "Hai" could be up for debate, but it is obvious that "Koo" is not "Queue".

I was the only one who pointed it out, and the teacher kept saying "High-Queue", as did the other students (because they knew it annoyed me). You'd have thought that the teacher would take into account what the book says, though.

Pheesh
01-30-2017, 02:25 PM
My father says sangwich instead of sandwich. It drives me up the wall.

krissy
01-30-2017, 02:28 PM
might be why he does it :)

Fynn
01-30-2017, 02:39 PM
If you're being a dick to someone from abroad because of accent or speech patterns there's no hope for you

I still can't get over people saying I sound German

krissy
01-30-2017, 03:28 PM
used to get that all the time too

Fynn
01-30-2017, 03:34 PM
For me it was the one time. And it stings

Old Manus
01-30-2017, 03:43 PM
When English people pronounce:

Betws-y-Coed as "Betsy Coe-Ed"
Llanelli as "Lanelly" or (if they're trying really hard) "Clanecly"
Machynlleth as "Merk eye-un luth"
Bangor as "Banger"
Heddlu as "Head Loo"
Araf as "A raff"

More to come.

Fynn
01-30-2017, 03:44 PM
How do you pronounce them, then?

Crop
01-30-2017, 04:07 PM
People who use the word Cwtch can burn in hellfire.

Old Manus
01-30-2017, 04:52 PM
How do you pronounce them, then?

That would be telling. I couldn't possibly.

Shauna
01-30-2017, 04:59 PM
The Welsh are a secretive bunch.

Huckleberry Quin
01-30-2017, 06:58 PM
I hate it when people pronounce Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch as "oh bloody fucking hell, Wales".

English people are the worst.

Pheesh
01-31-2017, 07:22 AM
might be why he does it :)

Nah, I've never mentioned that it annoys me. Sometimes the 'd' gets thrown back in there as well (heyo). So it turns into sangdwich. Equally annoying.

Psychotic
01-31-2017, 08:25 AM
When English people pronounce:

Betws-y-Coed as "Betsy Coe-Ed"
Llanelli as "Lanelly" or (if they're trying really hard) "Clanecly"
Machynlleth as "Merk eye-un luth"
Bangor as "Banger"
Heddlu as "Head Loo"
Araf as "A raff"

More to come.Now listen here you coal eating gremlin

MJN SEIFER
01-31-2017, 09:07 AM
Back when Dragon Ball Z aired on Cartoon Network in the UK (at least), the announcer seemed incapable of pronouncing "Saiyan" and "Saiyaman" correctly, saying "Sigh-Ann" and "Sigh-Ya-Man" respectively. I know they are made up words, but I couldn't help but notice it, being a fan. It just showed that the announcer didn't watch the show he was introducing, and must have been reading his introductions from a script, which just seems silly to me (at least check you're pronouncing the in show word correctly).

Old Manus
01-31-2017, 09:15 AM
must have been reading his introductions from a scriptI've got some news for you...

MJN SEIFER
01-31-2017, 01:08 PM
Which is?

Fynn
01-31-2017, 01:37 PM
That he was reading from a script because it was an actor reading for a character.

It was a joke.

(ba dum tsss)

MJN SEIFER
01-31-2017, 08:44 PM
It wasn't a character though, it was the announcer on the channel - the "Coming up next..." guy.

Shauna
01-31-2017, 08:49 PM
And he was just reading from a script.

MJN SEIFER
02-01-2017, 11:02 AM
I'm sure he was, but you'd think he'd think "Oh, it's a word that's obviously from the show I'm announcing, I better check if I'm saying it right". That said, if he did that for every show, he wouldn't have time for anything, so yeah, fair enough.

For another example of the main subject - I know for a fact that I used to say "Skellington" when I was a kid, instead of "Skeleton". Even to this day, I still want to say "Skellington", even though I know it's not when I'm not really concentrating on what I'm say or thinking.

Night Fury
02-02-2017, 12:28 AM
'Carmel'

Sephex
02-02-2017, 01:01 AM
Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create...life. He had such a knowledge of the Dark Side, he could even keep the ones he cared about...from dying. He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power...which, eventually of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew. Then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death...but not himself.

Peter1986
02-09-2017, 12:15 PM
I have always pronounced the words "catastrophe" and "cereal" as "cat-a-strofe" and "seh-real", and I only just recently found out that they are apparently pronounced "cat-as-trophy" and "serial".

Mind blown.

I also used to pronounce "sword" as "sw-err-d" (kinda like "swerved" without the "-v-") until I found out that it was actually "soh-(r)-d" when I was 11-12 years old or so.