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what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Postby bailey66 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Irregardless?
All intensive purposes?
Some local mispronounciation?
The way some accents employ such convoluted ways to be able to NOT pronounce an "r"?

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Re: what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Postby Slava » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:07 pm

Since you aksed, while I have heard that it is actually the original pronuncification, and should be accepted, aks bugs me.
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Re: what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Postby bailey66 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:19 pm

Then it should be spelled axed, right?

This word is usually an ebonic term, and as such I don't want to go there.

My SO has some mispronountions (sic) , agsorbed for absorbed, val for valve, concreek for concrete, etc. and those drive me crazy.

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Re: what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Postby Slava » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:25 pm

On a fun note, a Canadian friend does not say "asphalt." She puts an "h" between the s and p. I don't think it's a Canadian thing, but I could be wrong.
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Re: what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Postby bailey66 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:02 pm

Slava wrote:On a fun note, a Canadian friend does not say "asphalt." She puts an "h" between the s and p. I don't think it's a Canadian thing, but I could be wrong.

I spent last winter in Alberta, and there are a few funny, to my ears pronounciations, skel LEE tal, for skeletal, this makes me laugh, ME thane.

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It's downright cold there.
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