Discussion in 'General' started by Bauul, 14 Jul 2008.
... and should be written as "coupé" if it is to be pronounced as such
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.
Describing something as a const car star sounds silly though.
Cadillac Coo-pay De Ville just doesn't sound right Koop Dee Vill - maybe they just spelled it wrong.
Equally though, BMW 3 Series Coop sounds rather foolish...
Even worse when you hear your own president say it
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.
I hate how Americans say the "I" in words i.e. Mult "EYE" Player.
I mean, wtf?
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"
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'....
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.
my particlular pet peeve as well, along with Geg-abyte instead of gigabyte...
Linus doesn't give a **** how you pronounce it, just that you use it
My pet hate is when I hear ve-hi-cle in movies, veh-cle!
lol does anyone else find it amusing that the thread title is 'Favourite' mispronunciations when we are actually listing our least favourite mispronunciations...
well, i care
leenux sounds like a mexican said it. lye-nux sounds like the USA and lin-nux sounds british
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.
I've no idea how these retards pronounce it, but they write it 'rediculous'.
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.
Q (as in snooker) is spelt (spelled) "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" ) College Oxford.
My GF calls the Ford Ka a Kay-Ay. Even if she's right, she's wrong.
Separate names with a comma.