Funny Mispronunciations You've Heard

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    Chell was having a conversation with her grandparents on Skype today and I heard so many funny mispronounced words, so I decided I wanted to see what mispronunciations you guys have heard.

    The best of what I've heard today, along with what was actually meant:
    • "Ch-yoo-yoo-nib-yoo" (Chuunibyou; context: the contents of Chell's wishlist)
    • "Nag-gih-mah" (Negima; context: the contents of Chell's wishlist)
    • "Wiggerpedia" (Wikipedia)
    • "Erl" (URL)
    • "It" (IT, as in tech support)
    • "Flappy Disc" (Floppy Disc)
    • "Michael Moore" (Macklemore)
    • "Adele Dazeem" (Idina Menzel; intentional mispronunciation)
     


  2. Clarky

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    my father in law says "warsh" instead of wash
     
  3. falconcrest

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    how about ustacud (I ustacud play football,but I cant now)
     
  4. avran89

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    A buddy of mine who's English isn't so perfect once used the word "erection" to describe the word "reaction" while we was chatting on skype. He linked me a video and said something like "I showed my Sister this video while looking at her erection.". After a long awkward pause of silence we got it all cleared up and it meant to say was "I showed my Sister this video while looking at her reaction". For a moment there I thought I had to reevaluate who I was hanging out with :P
     
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    My grandma used to say "lexecuted" instead of electrocuted. There were others that she would say that I can't think of right now.
     
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    I saw someone read a liquor bottle that said "Russian" and pronounced it "rue-see-in"
     
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    Mate of mine can't pronounce "vehicle", he just says "fee-ricle".
    Dunno where he gets that "r" from...
     
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    Imafuku, a train station in Japan: While traveling with my brothers, one of them said "we need to get off at I'm-a fuck you"

    Fukuyama, a city in Hiroshima, Japan: I once heard a tourist say "hey, this train goes all the way down to fuck ya mama"

    Yo-Yo Ma = I've heard this one pronounced "yo mama"
     
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    I've heard Asians say lock and towel as rock and tower. :angry: Fettucine = fetish-enee. Linguini = ling's weenie.
     
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    Oh oh oh I made a comment about this on reddit last night.

    I work the electronics department of a large retail chain. I've learned I've been pronouncing a few brand names wrong all of my life.
    Belkin = Blinkin
    Nikon = Nixon
    SanDisk = Scan Disk/ScanDis
    Lexar = Lexon
    Fuji = Fiji
    Vizio = Vision/Veezee
    Also that Apple makes the i5.
    Clearly I don't know enough to work in this department if I'm still learning these things.
     
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    Mario = Mare-ee-oh
    Pasta = Pass-ta
    Mazda = Mazz-da (then again, the origin of Mazda is the Japanese surname "Matsuda/松田")
    Capcom = Capcum
    :P
     
  12. CompassNorth

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    Shin Megami Tensai, Shin Me-goo-me tensei, shin me-goo-me tensai - Shin Megami Tensei

    I have no idea why it bothers me so much.
     
  13. Narayan

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    I had been mispronouncing ggwp(gee gee double u pee) as gee gee wee pee.
     
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    I had a friend not very adept in English, so he would pronounce words all latinly, for example:

    -Xbox - Hiks-box (which is strange, because he pronounce s the other 'x' properly)
    -Windows XP - Vindovs ExPe (he couldn't pronounce 'w')
    -water - veighter
    -queue - q-ue-ue (as if ue is it's own word)

    Too bad he knows English better now.
     
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    I always think it's funny on How I Met Your Mother when he says ENCYCLOPAYDIA
     
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    I knew a kid freshman year in high school who called pussy "Fergina".
     
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    I always thought Shin Megami Tensei was pronounced as: Xin Mega-Me Taisen.
     
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  19. CandraSoftware

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    When I was 8 years old, I thought Goemon was pronounced "Go-mon". Yeah, that was way before learning Japanese pronunciation practice.
     
  20. the_randomizer

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    Same here, over the years, I realized it was pronounced "go-eh-mon" lol :D