Oct 28, 2013

Things people say ... vol. 10

I'm back with the tenth installment of my snarkiest post series. This is fitting for the third month of my diet-and-exercise phase. Oh, and for those who have been wondering, I'm down 24.5 pounds and two sizes in clothes.

Yes, something to be proud of and exciting, blah blah blah, but I'm mean as a snake these days. I feel like I've lost my sense of humor and any semblance of patience I had for the other human beings on the planet. Life without the foods I love is a sad life for me. On the plus side, it gives me plenty of time to obsess about how those aforementioned fellow human beings pronounce things all wonky. And take them to task for it on my blog.

Fer-MILL-yer. Adding an R where it doesn't belong has got to be one of the all-time worst pronunciation offenses out there. We've been over this before, SHERBERT.

PILL-uh. When someone pronounces it this way, it makes me want to smother him with one.

POK-uh dots. There's an L in there. We ought to be using it.

In-VY-er-mint. I'll give these people partial credit. They're trying with their R. They're just putting it in the wrong spot. And losing the O and N altogether.

MUN-dee, TOOS-dee, WINZ-dee, THURZ-dee, FRY-dee- SAT-er-dee, SUN-dee. I envision this being the way the Chick-fil-A cows pronounce -- and spell -- the days of the week.

Buh-KIZ. Admittedly, it doesn't help matters when you can't stand the person who mispronounces a word, which is the case with this one. There are MANY ways that people mispronounce "because." But this is the one that really gets my goat.

Surry. This is how my first husband pronounces Siri's ("Seery's") name, and it drives me up a wall.

Missed the earlier "Things people say" ... posts? You can read them here. (Losing all of my Comments in the last blog redesign is one of my great regrets, because the Comments on these posts in particular were solid gold. **crying real tears**)

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