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    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 at 11:59pm
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I just read an article where they used the word, adorkable.  I know there will be those of you who think it's "adorkable" but every time I hear that word I nash my teeth. 
 
I thought the use of the phrase "wait for it...wait for it..." was finally out of style and then this new commercial has a woman saying it.  I wish they would "wait for it" until hell freezes over.
 
Voila.  This word is not pronounced "wa la."  Even if someone doesn't pronounce it totally correct, that is a "V" not a "W".  It was pronounced perfectly fine until a few years ago and now everybody and their brother uses it, incorrectly.  I wouldn't be surprised if (celebrities & tv personalities in particular) think they are being suave and continental for using a French word but ironically they're not!
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Conversate, instead of converse.
Vunerable, instead of vulnerable.
Promissary, instead of promissory.
Ekcetera, instead of et cetera.
 
I'm almost embarrassed when foreigners can speak English better than Americans do.  'Cept, of course, when the English do.  They're supposed to.
 
 
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I'm embarrassed--I am a librarian and I forgot to mention people saying "libary" instead of "library."
But I have been hearing that for about 20 years so I guess I have gotten used to it.
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My pet peeve is people calling espresso "expresso".
 
It's pronounced ess - presso.
 
There is no "x" in there anywhere.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:

Angry
 
I just read an article where they used the word, adorkable.  I know there will be those of you who think it's "adorkable" but every time I hear that word I nash my teeth.
 
 
Were they talking about the cast of "The Big Bang Theory"? LOL 
 
Because that's my new word for them!!! LOL
 
Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:

Voila.  This word is not pronounced "wa la."  Even if someone doesn't pronounce it totally correct, that is a "V" not a "W".  It was pronounced perfectly fine until a few years ago and now everybody and their brother uses it, incorrectly.  I wouldn't be surprised if (celebrities & tv personalities in particular) think they are being suave and continental for using a French word but ironically they're not!
 
Actually, even though the correct pronounciation may require the "v" to be pronounced at the very beginning, there is still a "w" sound in there too, which basically renders the "v" silent, so it really doesn't matter all that much if you pronounce it "vwa-la" or "wa-la".
 
 
Some people read the "o" & the "i" backwards & pronounce it "vee - oh - la" or "vi - o - la".
 
Kelly Bundy even did that once.
 
 
 
 
 
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Yes, it is supposed to be pronounced vw at beginning but most just leave out the "v"
And, it seems it is getting so commonly used that way that occasionally you will even hear journalists, politicians, etc. mispronouncing.  Of course, eventually that may become the accepted pronounciation in our language and dictionaries and that means my teeth may be ground into little stubs Cry
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Awwwwwww....... Cry
 
Relax.
 
Have an expresso. LOL
 
 
 
 
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Chicargo 

It also bugs me that people can't spell marshmallow.  There is no "e" in there. 
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Originally posted by orion70 orion70 wrote:

Chicargo 

It also bugs me that people can't spell marshmallow.  There is no "e" in there. 
 
I pronounce Chicago - Shicahgo
I hear people pronounce it - Chickawgo
 
 
As far as marshmallow goes:
This might help people remember the spelling.  Like the Reeses cup, but filled with marshmallow instead of peanutbutter.
 
 
 
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Ax instead of Ask
 
* Astericks instead of Aster-risk
 
have went instead of have gone
 
 
 
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Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:

Angry
 
I just read an article where they used the word, adorkable.  I know there will be those of you who think it's "adorkable" but every time I hear that word I nash my teeth.  not!...
LOL!
I simply love it - never have heard it!
Sorry, BW - it takes a literary genius to come up with little things like that...of which may drive others to insanity. 'Speak as Think/Write as Talk' is not always the best expression of intelligence, but is my favorite way to be - and I LOVE 'shortening' what I want to say when I can (especially new expressions!). You've gifted me - Thank You.
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People really say "Libary" above the age of 2?? Huh.. I say "comfortable" like it is spelled, mind you I soften it a bit , speeding up the "fort" part in the middle but "comfterble" just grates on my nerves. On a side note.. more than mispronounced words is misused phrases.. there are the classics like 'couldn't care less' (correct) and such but one just bugs me and mainly because I am hearing it more and more and it is starting to gain acceptance. "Being a third wheel"... that is not the correct term.
It is supposed to be "being a fifth wheel", stemming from "about as useful as a fifth wheel" meaning redundancy and simply not being needed..
 
I know why it is easy to throw the "third" in there because one pictures two wheels and then a third party is that third wheel, but in reality, used in that context.. three wheels are, on a stability and engineering level, more useful. So your worry of being said "third wheel" is therefore unfounded. I think the old addage, "two is company, three is a crowd" kind of snuck in and melded with "useless as a fifth wheel"
 
Now we could just say what my Grandma would say.. "As useless as tits on a boar pig".. there is no mistaking what that one means or when it can be used :)
 
 
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Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:

I'm embarrassed--I am a librarian and I forgot to mention people saying "libary" instead of "library."
But I have been hearing that for about 20 years so I guess I have gotten used to it.
 
When I was a young kid, I used to say Book Nobile instead of Book Mobile.
(If anyone thinks a book mobile is reading  Kindle in a car, I will have to hurt you! ) LOL
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The word "ridonkulous/redonkulous" is f**king ridiculous.  And speaking of ridiculous, there's no "e" in the damn thing, just like there's no "a" in definitely.

And how about those "nucular" weapons?  I wonder if they're as powerful as nuclear ones.


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This one always bugged me:  warsh. As in let me warsh your mouth out with soap for pronouncing wash as warsh.
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Hey, I don't say warsh, but it sure is common here in SW Ohio....
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Ugh "Warsh" I am from Washington and a lot of the country folks in the nw pull out the Warshington.. I mean COME ON you LIVE HERE!  I can see when outsiders maybe mess with it. Like when outsiiders pronounce Oregon
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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Hey, I don't say warsh, but it sure is common here in SW Ohio....


That old friend of mine who went to OU was from SE Ohio & pronounced the word "colors" as "collars".

And he said it all the time, as we worked in a Sears paint dept. together.

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I used to hear people pronounce "sandwich" as "sang-gridge".

And of course there's the old "samwich" pronounciation.

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If English is a secondary language, or education was limited, then I am a bit more lenient. Like my wife's grandmother. She was born in Mexico and moved here when she was little. But she was taken out of grade school to take care of her brothers. So she says things different. She barely has an accent and speaks English 90% of the time but she still says, "sangwich" or "walmark" instead of walmart.. etc

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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I used to hear people pronounce "sandwich" as "sang-gridge".

And of course there's the old "samwich" pronounciation.

I had a friend who pronounced it SANKT-WITCH, but I had to forgive her.
And yeah, the "sammich"  cutesy crap is old. Very old.
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Originally posted by insanity213 insanity213 wrote:

....just like there's no "a" in definitely.

And how about those "nucular" weapons?  I wonder if they're as powerful as nuclear ones.


 
there's no "a" in definitely.  I'm the worst offender on that one. Embarrassed  Thanks for pointing that out.
It always looked like it was spelled wrong, but never bothered to check.  LOL
 
With Nuclear.  I just think Nu-clear.  After one explodes you have a new clear area.
 
 
 
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"Basically" seems to be a bit overused these days.  Basically, you can start any sentence with "basically".  In fact, you basically can basically put the word basically almost anywhere in a sentence.
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"Amazing"  is another word that is way overused. Everything nowadays is amazing. How's that sandwich? AMAZING!  That's an AMAZING sweater. OMG that puppy is AMAZING.
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

"Basically" seems to be a bit overused these days.  Basically, you can start any sentence with "basically".  In fact, you basically can basically put the word basically almost anywhere in a sentence.


Then there's Basically's younger brother Literally which is also way overused, not to mention unnecessary 95% of the time.

"I swerved and the car LITERALLY went into the ditch!"

Yeah, thanks for specifying it was literal, otherwise I might have thought you were referring to going into the ditch in a figurative context. 
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