Sunday, November 22, 2009

Supposably

One of my most hated mispronunciations of words occurs when people say 'Supposedly' as 'supposably'. But perhaps I shouldn't be the one to critique, seeing that in high school I was adamant that word 'subtle' was being pronounced incorrectly, and I would go around telling people that it's really said as 'sub-tuhl'. Minus five for me.

Any personal pronunciation irks for you, readers?

4 comments:

Mark said...

Aks instead of ask. Pronouncing the T in often (you don't pronounce it in soften!). Expresso and ec cetera instead of espresso and et cetera.

I'm not completely blameless though. I have to really concentrate any time I say the word nuclear. I blame yinzers n'at.

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Accelerated B.P.M. said...

Mark stole the ones I was going to say! Especially "often" and "expresso."

bradly said...

Anonymous stole the ones I was going to say!
Especially the compare Cialis thing...