People Share Which Mispronunciations That Drive Them Nuts

People Share Which Mispronunciations That Drive Them Nuts
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To be fair to some of the entries on this list, perhaps they read them in a book? Yeah, that's got to be it. How many of us can honestly say we pronounced 'chameloen' correctly in our minds the first time we read it?

No one? Right. Sometimes pronunciations slip away from us, however the following entries go maybe just a bit too far.


Reddit user, u/Breeze_in_the_Trees, wanted to know what turn of phrase is turned the wrong way when they asked:

What mispronunciations do you hate?

And Did They Have A Good Time?

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Supposably

lurkerthrowaway666

Did they go to the zoo?
Supposably.

PorcupineTongue

Are There Any Other Kind Of Purposes?

For all intensive purposes.

jande48

But not when they're talking about actual intensive purposes though, right?

Shlubkis

Ninjas Can't Pronounce "Nuclear."

Nucular

rastaputin

I knew this would be a top comment.

"It's nucular, dummy; the 's' is silent."

-Peter Griffin

Dewy_Wanna_Go_There

The Day of Lurrve

Valentimes.

Also when people say someone is "bias".

Tyler24601

He Does The Arts Gurd

I have a coworker that says he's a "drawler."

He means that he likes to draw.

I want to slap him every time he says it.

Forzara

My Drawing 2 professor would call himself a drawrer and a drawing drawring. He would correct you if you said it differently and he even gave us a really pointless story on why he says it that way that basically told us he didnt know what accents were. I hated that dude

Kypato

Not Just Words, Rather, A Whole Culture On Blast

I work at a Mexican Restaurant, here goes.

Shimmy-shaynga = Chimichanga Tayco(s) = tacos Mannado = Menudo "Care knee asada" is probably my favorite.

RusticCyberpunk

I Generally Want To Go

I know so many people who say "generally" instead of "genuinely" and it pisses me off every time they do it

Chonk_Personified

I Must Hatchet You A Question

"Ax" for asked.

I know we all suck saying it but don't just f-ckin give up ya know?

FultonHomes

The True Offenders

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It's Levi-o-sa, not Levio-sa.

Tommyc261

From An English Teacher, No Less

My wife has said and typed "pose to" instead of "supposed to." I love her but goddamn it.

dustinator

It really grinds my gears when people spell it as "suppose to" instead of "supposed to." Aren't English teachers supposed to tell you it has a D at the end?

n0de_0f_ranv1er

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