Do you get annoyed when people pronounce words differently?

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17 Nov 2010, 2:29 am

It does not bother me much unless the other person knows it is the incorrect way to say something and chooses to be willingly ignorant.
My mom says gesso like (guess-o) but it is really said (jess-o). She knows that is incorrect, but choses to say it that way out of stubornness.

Other than that, I am usually the one mis-pronouncing words as I am legally deaf and I will say it the way I hear it, or worse yet, I never heard it but read the word in a book or online...at that point my saying the word gets really messed up to the point some folks have no idea what I am saying. I have a mild case of deaf speech which is very nasally and is charcteristic of deaf people as we feel what we are saying rather than hear it.
Ohhh and my spelling is horrible also due to the fact I spell the way it sounds to me.


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17 Nov 2010, 10:16 am

chaotik_lord wrote:
The way I speak, "bad" has a longer "a" sound, and rhymes with "sad," whereas "pad" rhymes with "had."

The way I speak (UK), they all rhyme! 8O
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It really irritates me when people mis-pronounce things too - but then I went through speech therapy as a child. I was very conscious as I used to get my 's's and my 'f's and my 'th's all mixed up, so was quite obsessive about pronounciation!

On the plus side, I can now say "She sells sea shells, on the sea shore, and the shells that she sells, are sea-shells I'm sure!" really quickly! :D



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17 Nov 2010, 11:03 am

(in response to original post) YES! It drives me crazy and I have to repeat the word out loud (sometimes I do it in my head if people around etc.) over and over the way I pronounce it til I feel it's concrete enough that I'm okay to move on. It doesn't drive me as crazy if I pronounce something wrong and them correct, I just feel unbudging on changing how I've always said it, regardless. I feel sentimentally attached to the word I've used and feel like I'm killing something but no longer using what I've always said.



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05 Dec 2010, 10:10 pm

jojobean wrote:
I have a mild case of deaf speech which is very nasally and is charcteristic of deaf people as we feel what we are saying rather than hear it.

That's interesting. I never could put my finger on what was so unusual about deaf speech, but always assumed it had something to do with not having the feedback loop hearing people have. Though, I've noticed that feedback loop distorts our perception of our own voices. Now, I'm wondering how to recreate how a person sounds to themself, when you consider we are hearing a mix of our own voice (as others hear it) with the vibrations in our tissues produced by the various parts that create and modify the sounds that make up our voices...



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05 Dec 2010, 10:22 pm

Very annoyed. Like ruin my day annoyed unless i know they are messing around.



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06 Dec 2010, 12:38 am

I don't get annoyed, if the person has an accent.


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06 Dec 2010, 7:43 am

I have a high tolerence for speech differences but one group of folks amuse and or annoy me.

New Yorkers fail to pronounce R where there are R's, and put R's where there are mo R's.

When I can- I make fun of their speech.

"This new country in the Far East that youre talking about- how do you spell its name? Is that C-H-I-N-E-R-?"

But new yorkers can be seriously annoying. For example when they talk about going to a soiree it can sound likes theyre talking about going to a secluded room to take care of bodily functions!

New Yorkers- there is a reason they print the letter R in words- you are supposed to PRONOUNCE it! That way people know that youre going to a PARTY, and not to a POTTY!

Another thing. I thought the word "god" meant a "diety"-false or true- Jehovah or Zeus.
By extention it could mean an exalted person as in "I meet Eric Clapton, a rocknroll GOD!"

But now I know the word just means any old schmuck who works as a night watchmen-"we need to hire more security gods to stop the shoplifters."



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06 Dec 2010, 10:30 am

There is one thing that annoys me. Don't know why it annoys me so much, but it does. The word "jaguar"... so many people pronounce it as if it had an "i" in it, like "jaguire". It tees me off to the point where I'll actually say THERE'S NO "I" IN IT!! ! it's JAGUAR, not JAGUIRE!!".



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21 Apr 2011, 7:54 pm

Hate to revive a dead thread but this hits close to home. I feel that when one is referred to as an invalid that it should be pronounced the same way as the adjective. I know I'm wrong but "in-vuh-lid" sounds too british and pompous to me. Also, I hate when people say PREE-SUHN-TA-SHUN rather than present-ation. I agree with the poster who hates how people in the media use foreign pronunciations for some countries and not others. Also I hate MEEE-SHELLL Norris on NPR. That may be her name but I don't care. I'm used to hearing it pronounced a certain way and don't like change. This is also why I dislike foreigners...they sound foolish to me whenever they speak. I'm not a racist but I am annoyed by people who can't learn both learn English and adopt an American accent in America. It grates on my nerves.



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21 Apr 2011, 8:05 pm

I love this thread.

My latest pet peeves are when people pronounce the 'rocher' in ferrero rocher as ''rochar" or sometimes as ridiculous. Or "patata" instead of potato. This is a an English speaking person that happens to be from Queensland but it's just an indication of them losing their language skills due do not practicing them. This is what using slang does to you people. OK maybe not but Australian slang is bloody annoying too.

My accent is a mixture of Daniel Radcliffe English-Daniel Jackson American and there's my original Australian accent in there somewhere, and my speaking style is closer to Daniel Jackson. Ahh, mimicry is great.


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22 Apr 2011, 12:27 pm

What I get annoyed at is when my communication device mispronounces things. I used to slam it against my head when that happened, but I'm somehow less destructive about it now.


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23 Apr 2011, 12:51 am

i can't stand it when someone says "mature" as "matour", I pronounce it as "machure"

Thats really the only word that really drives me crazy i can stand any other mispronunciations, unless they are words that sound somewhat like mature.



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23 Apr 2011, 1:01 am

I love mispronouncing things on purpose. Making fun of people's accents is actually a source of entertainment for me.


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23 Apr 2011, 2:04 am

My mom has a tendency to say "sal-mon" instead of "sammon". She'll say, "well, there's an L in it." Yeah, there's also a 'g' in 'through'. You don't say, "thru-guh" or "throoge". *facepalm*

My grandmother is the worst. She's been on this earth for 76 years, and still pronounces things ridiculously. We've been a family who eats a lot of Mexican food, and she still says "tor-till-uh" and "kay-suh-dill-uh" and "gwak-uh-mole-uh" and "halla-pee-nose".

WTF?


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02 May 2011, 6:52 am

My friend says Mee-chelle instead of Michelle. She even puts a little gap between the syllables. Really annoying! :)

She hasn't got an accent though. She's as English as me.


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