Weird pronunciation of words.

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  1. Nestea80
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    It bugs me when people pronounce certain words strangely. Some bug me more than others:

    idea - idear
    Italian - EYE-talian
    taco - Some people say it like "tock-o" ... or having the "a" sound like the "a" in "tackle".
    nuclear - nuke-you-ler (biggest annoyance)
    February - feb-you-airy
    Tuesday - choose-day
    Bruschetta - I prefer saying it like "brusketta" (the way Italians do) instead of "brushetta" ...
    Crepe - I prefer saying it like "crep" (the way French do) instead of "crape" ...

    Anyone know of any other strange pronunciations? Like, the completely weird ones. Not tomayto 'n tomahto or skedule shedule.
     


  2. Westside

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    Toronto - Cho-run-no
     
  3. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye

    That sounds more like your inability to hear through accents, at work again ... we've spoken about this ... [​IMG]
     
  4. Nestea80
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    LoL ... I'm from Toronto ... and that's how most people say it, if you're a native Torontonian. We say "chronno". But I also pronounce it the normal way in certain situations. I think it depends how fast I'm talking, what I'm talking about ... and who I'm talking to.
     
  5. NiGHtS

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    Tomato - To-may-toe (same goes for potato)
     
  6. moozxy

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    Ear - Year.
     
  7. Westside

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    Why must you be an absolute dick to me every time... [​IMG] (Not that there is anything wrong with dicks [​IMG])
    I was just pointing things I experience, the things I hear and you just shoot me down by saying it is impossible. Is is absolutely impossible??? English is my third language, I'll see if you can distinguish between even the 2 major Uzbek accent before you make fun of me. [​IMG]
     
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    die-a-beet-us
     
  10. blahman

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    coupe' - coop


    edit: and EYE-RACK
     
  11. Veho

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    That weird way some people add a very noticeable "R" at the end of words ending in "A".
     
  12. Jax

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    How do you pronounce route? "Root" or rhyming with trout?

    What about gauge? Gauge like in "gayge" or like in "somethinthatendswithauge"?

    I say "root" and "g-auge".
     
  13. deathfisaro

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    I have to say Kamikazi and saki.
    It's pronounced Kamikazé and Saké.

    Some people even spell it with i at the end which greatly confuses me.
    For example, this dude at Food TV was doing a show and had a Saki cocktail, took me the entire show to figure out he meant Sake.
     
  14. tinymonkeyt

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    water- woot-er
    umbrella- UM-brelaa (accent on the um)
    roof- ruff
    that might be an accent thing though
     
  15. WildWon

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    Central Pennsylvania:

    Creek said like "Crick"... HATE IT.

    As well for the Route pronunciation: it depends on the route number around here. We have Route 1 (trout) and Route 283 (root). I mean, thats a QUICK example.

    Another one, its a local thing... but Lancaster. There are Lancasters all over the world. But in Central PA, its pronounced LANG-kiss-ter. Not LAN-cas-ter.

    Thats how you can tell isn't from 'round these parts. City folk with their weird LAN-cas-ter words...

    EDIT: Oh shit, i completely forgot-
    When someone adds an "R" to the end of a word that ends with a vowel, its because the following word BEGINS with a vowel, and its a dialect styling that separates those two words. TONS of people do that all over the world with English. Its a lot more common in Europe, but the western hemisphere has been picking up on it a lot over the past 10 years. Yes... its something i picked up on, and have been following the trends of, for many years. [​IMG]
     
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  17. matriculated

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    I heard people say jaw-beet-tez more than once, believe it or not.
     
  18. cracker

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    wash(ington) -> warsh(ington)
    schedule -> shed-yool
    Illinois -> Illinoize
    Arkansas -> Ar-kansas
     
  19. Shinji

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    My problem mostly lies with people who say "Across" with a "t" at the end..


    "go acrosst the crick and warsh your face in the warter"
     
  20. Nestea80
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    I totally forgot about EYE-rack. I can't stand that either.
    Ar-Kansas is a good one too. I'm Canadian, and I know how to pronounce i properly.
    Roof as ruff ... I thought that was purely and American thing. Everyone in Canada says rooooof. [​IMG]
    Chicago with a hard ch in chair. It's with a shh sound.

    Oh ... I just thought of another. Garage. I say "ga-rawzh" ... not "gare-ij".

    and for the person who talked about the word "gauge" ... I've only heard it pronounce "gayj". I can't imagine someone saying "gawj". That would sound so silly.

    Another one: Al dente. It's not Al dawn-tei ... it's "all-dent-ei"

    *EDIT*
    I watched Indiana Jones ... and I caught him saying nuke-you-lar! GRRR! People need to learn how to speak English!