Words that are routinely mispronounced.

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Words that are routinely mispronounced.

In my business I repeatedly hear these mispronounced words:
 
Chimney pronounced as chim-in-ney
 
Hearth pronounced as herth
 
rotisserie pronounced as ro-tiss- er-air-ee
 
Across as acrossed
 
height as hythe
 
masonry as masonary
 
Grill as barbeque  
 
you?  (youse?)
 
 
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    mar52
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 13:27:33 (permalink)
    I forgot accessory.  Don't say assessory.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 13:35:47 (permalink)
    motz ah rella
    ho doves
    hot dawwwwwwwwwwg 
    bidness
    say zar salit
     
    No matter how much change you have....it comes up as cent. Like a quarter is 25 cent. 
       
    One pa tay tah two pa tay tiz
     
    My frah gi el feelings.
     
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2011/02/23 13:59:06
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 14:22:34 (permalink)
    picture.   a picture, is not a pitcher.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 14:53:39 (permalink)
    Worcestershire sauce
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 15:01:29 (permalink)
    Get lost quick going to Moonachie or Secaucus NJ.
    or Cheesecake (really Cheesequake) State Park.
    Mojo the sauce not the groove.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2011/02/23 15:28:13
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 17:41:14 (permalink)
    "Chimney pronounced as chim-in-ney"
     
    It's all Mary Poppins' fault!
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 17:41:59 (permalink)
    Real-ah-tor as opposed to Realtor.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 17:50:27 (permalink)
    An animal doctor is NOT a vetinarian.
    Some dictionaries are calling "nucular" a proper pronunciation of "nuclear".
    And a LOT of people are calling soft-serve ice cream "frozen custard".
     
    Bart
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 17:57:04 (permalink)
    Does "podium" for "lectern" count? Makes me crazy.
     
    Aluminium rather than aluminum (darn Brits!)
    Sock-o-pac rather than So-ca-pex
    Foy-er rather than Foy-ay
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 20:58:30 (permalink)
    escaped   it's not exscaped
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 21:08:39 (permalink)
    Joolery instead of jewel-ree
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 21:09:02 (permalink)
    Ill-i-noise (for Ill-i-noy)
    I-o-way (for I-o-wah)
    Par-me-see-on (for Par-ma-zan)
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 22:27:34 (permalink)
    Forte
    Many people put an "A" on the end.  It doesn't have one.
    The "E" on the end is silent.
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/23 22:58:53 (permalink)
    Only here in the South - there are way too many to list but a few that make me cringe are:
    Arthuritis - Arthritis
    Alltimers - Alzheimer's
    Eyetalian - Italian
    Aspern - Aspirin
    Excape - Escape
    And I could go on and on.....
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 04:20:13 (permalink)
    ax instead of ask. i hear that all the time at work. drives me crazy.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 07:42:57 (permalink)
    The two that bother me a little are Sherbert instead of Sherbet and Losenger instead of Losenge.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 08:20:41 (permalink)
    Wahrshing 
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 10:49:09 (permalink)
    Louis

    Forte
    Many people put an "A" on the end.  It doesn't have one.
    The "E" on the end is silent.


    not always true my friend. In music, forte, is pronounced fohr-tay. and piano is probounced "pee-ahn-oh" as in strong(loud) and soft. A "pee-ann-oh" is the instrument that has keys that was originally called a piano-forte (pee-ahn-oh-fohr-tay"
     
    In other languages, the "proper" pronounciation is "fohrt-uh" with the accent on Fohrt and the "uh" very quiet, like a rebound - almost inaudible - but still there.
     
     
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 11:36:14 (permalink)
    bob wire instead of barbed wire
     
    chester drawers instead of chest of drawers
     
    i guess one that i'm guilty of is expresso instead of espresso
     
    heighth instead of height
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 11:44:39 (permalink)
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 12:22:36 (permalink)
    Some common architectural mispronounciations:
    Cornish for cornice
    Fakade for facade
    Joistesses for joists
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 13:29:46 (permalink)
    Syrup really is sear ip
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 13:55:12 (permalink)
    lol  yep, it really is.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 15:17:21 (permalink)
      When someone says "Borrow" when they mean loan.
      " Can you borrow me a dollar?"  
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 15:25:43 (permalink)
    Debacle
    Vase...talk amongst yourselves on that one.
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 15:53:02 (permalink)
    Law and Order comes to mind.. haynious for heinous
     
     
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 17:19:04 (permalink)
    Gojabpunahotlertimpoinhredlokimhesak...everybody gets this wrong!
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/24 22:51:47 (permalink)
    My Mother says thee ay ter  well more like thee ay tah
      
     
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2011/02/24 22:53:05
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    Re:Words that are routinely mispronounced. 2011/02/25 01:51:14 (permalink)
    baileysoriginal

    Only here in the South - there are way too many to list but a few that make me cringe are:
     Eyetalian - Italian
    Excape - Escape

    We have those up nawth heah on Lawn Guyland, too.

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