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Your Favourite Mispronunciations

Discussion in 'General' started by Bauul, 14 Jul 2008.

  1. hitman012

    hitman012 Active Member

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    ... and should be written as "coupé" if it is to be pronounced as such ;)
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Oh! Pronouncing the shortened version of "character" as "char". It should be "car" IMO; you don't say Char-ack-ter, it's car-ack-ter.
     
  3. dfhaii

    dfhaii internets

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    Describing something as a const car star sounds silly though.
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Cadillac Coo-pay De Ville just doesn't sound right :naughty: Koop Dee Vill - maybe they just spelled it wrong.
    John
     
  5. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Equally though, BMW 3 Series Coop sounds rather foolish...
     
  6. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    Even worse when you hear your own president say it :duh:

    I always thought pwn was said "pawn" like the pawns in a chess game, or is that wrong also? I figured they were the smallest and weakest pieces in the game I just made that assumption.
     
  7. Major

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    I hate how Americans say the "I" in words i.e. Mult "EYE" Player.

    I mean, wtf?
     
  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    The one that irks me is the American pronunciation of Ibiza "Eye-bee-zaa" ( it does not sound like pizza), it's "Eye-bee-tha" or "Ee-bee-tha"
     
  9. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Its not just Americans that say I-Bee-za, I've seen plenty of brits...

    Can we take a moment to laugh at Somerset? I'm told that in parts of Somerset, 'imbecile' is pronounced the same way as 'embezzle'....
     
  10. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    wrong! the guy;s name is linus. pronounced Lee-nuss. really linux is pronounced in much the same way: lee-nux. there's a soundbyte of him saying it actually, lemme find it... http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/linus/swedish.au there's one of them.
     
  11. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    my particlular pet peeve as well, along with Geg-abyte instead of gigabyte...
     
  12. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Linus doesn't give a **** how you pronounce it, just that you use it :p

    My pet hate is when I hear ve-hi-cle in movies, veh-cle!
     
  13. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    lol does anyone else find it amusing that the thread title is 'Favourite' mispronunciations when we are actually listing our least favourite mispronunciations...
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    well, i care :p
    leenux!
     
  15. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    leenux sounds like a mexican said it. lye-nux sounds like the USA and lin-nux sounds british :p
     
  16. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    you pronounce 'pwn' as 'own'. probably originating from a typo when someone was typing an in game message. on the news yesterday, it was one of the most annoying things ive ever seen, they were covering the WCG qualifiers on NZ held in the weekend, and the presenting said 'lots of people Pone-ing noobs, really slow!

    Americans just need to be different! its aluminium! ive really got no problem with this on though.
     
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  17. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    I've no idea how these retards pronounce it, but they write it 'rediculous'. :grr:
     
  18. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    In American English, the word is unaccented and thus pronounced 'coop.' In British English, the word is correctly spelled with an accent, and is thus 'coop-ay.' Each way may sound better with certain cars, but 'correct' is very much dependent on the speaker's background.

    That's absolutely incorrect as you spelled it, unless you just forgot an 'i' somewhere. The word is not 'vekkle,' as your spelling leads me to believe; it's generally 'vee-ickle,' though 'vee-hi-cle' is also technically correct, even though it sounds slightly odd.

    'Nucular' irritates me like crazy, as does 'Porsh.' Really, though, incorrect spelling and punctuation bothers me far more.
     
  19. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Slightly tangentially.

    Q (as in snooker) is spelt (spelled:sigh:) "cue",
    "Cue", logically, should be pronounced "koo" (blue, argue etc),
    But "koo" is actually spelt (spelled) "coup".
    Therefore, English makes no sense what so ever, OED :)

    Or maybe it doesn't make any sense to me because I didn't go to Magdalen (pronounced "maudlin" :wallbash:) College Oxford.
     
  20. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    My GF calls the Ford Ka a Kay-Ay. Even if she's right, she's wrong.
     

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