Thursday, March 05, 2009

I must be in a bad mood...

The next time I hear anyone use these words I think I'm going to pinch them. Hard.



Cu-nent (Couldn't)

Wu-nent (Wouldn't)

Shu-nent (Shouldn't)

Coon't (Couldn't)

Wun't (Wouldn't)

Shun't (Shouldn't)

Hunnert (Hundred)

Senence (Sentence)

Alls


Who's with me?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Busy Bee Suz said...

Just pure tongue laziness. that is all it is.
My youngest keeps saying: anyways. It drives me batty too.
and she knows this, so she says it even more.
anyways...I hope you are feeling better. :)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Me me me!!

I copied this from grammarerrors.com:

Heighth (height)
The mispronunciation of height as heighth (with a th, rather than a t, sound at the end of the word) probably stems from the tendency to confuse it with similar words dealing with dimension, such as length, width, depth, and breadth. However, height is like the word weight in that it ends with only a t and not a th.

It just really, really irritates me as do these:

sherbert (sherbet)
licorish (licorice)
ekcetera (eTcetera)

and I am sure there are more however, the couch I am sitting on is currently shaking and shimmying thanks to the three year old who has just been banished to the floor.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Me me me!!

I copied this from grammarerrors.com:

Heighth (height)
The mispronunciation of height as heighth (with a th, rather than a t, sound at the end of the word) probably stems from the tendency to confuse it with similar words dealing with dimension, such as length, width, depth, and breadth. However, height is like the word weight in that it ends with only a t and not a th.

It just really, really irritates me as do these:

sherbert (sherbet)
licorish (licorice)
ekcetera (eTcetera)

and I am sure there are more however, the couch I am sitting on is currently shaking and shimmying thanks to the three year old who has just been banished to the floor.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Err I hate that....how about "yous guys" I hate when people say that. Someone needs second grade english again!

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to add the word fer-tographer! And Definly!
I definly hate it when people ax me if I like being a fertographer!
Tori

8:26 PM  
Blogger Tami W. said...

You have all made great contributions to my list! I have just thought of two more:

Thanks - "TH" as in "the"
Fer - For

I have a feeling this list is going to get bigger and bigger!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oooh, I have another one...

Um, it is realtor NOT real A tor - that one is aggravating...

7:48 PM  
Blogger Jason, as himself said...

How about districk instead of district?

8:26 PM  
OpenID thevinylvillage said...

you must live in my neighborhood

donchey? (don't you?)

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason must watch MEDIUM!!
Doesn't it drive you crazy every week when Alison says districk attorney!!!

Tori

1:24 PM  
Blogger Ami said...

In the last two days, I've heard three different people say jew-la-ry instead of jewelry.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Really Long Last Name said...

My favorite, or rather, non-favorite - "You welcome". WTF? Can you NOT say "You're Welcome"? Does that extra "'re" REALLY strain your vocal cords that much??

5:12 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

jew-la-ry was my mom's most aggravating when I mentioned this post to her!! It's just WRONG! :)

11:01 PM  
Blogger Nana said...

I know this all started ions ago, but I just read it...sorry...I have to add a very frequently mispronounced word that really bothers me...definitely! Many of the most learned people say definally. Listen for it!

3:56 PM  

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