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Annoying ways other languages say English words!

Ok, fresh from reading the 'queues' rant, i wanted to start my own here....

Annoying ways other (mainly English speaking) languages pronounce English words.

To get the ball rolling.....the American pronunciation of the word Aluminium......ALLLLUUUMINUUUUM (in a James May american accent!)

second is the word Vehicle. Mainly in the phrase, ATV, or All-Terrain-Vehichle......or All-Terrain-Veee-hickle.

anyone else got any good ones that get on your nerves?
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When the English calls me a South African.......sowf afrekan
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When the English calls me a South African.......sowf afrekan
Sorry, I'll correct that. Sith Ifriken.
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American for Buoy Boooooooowie
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Sorry, I'll correct that. Sith Ifriken.

No, wrong again, it is Seth Effrikan
 
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I think the english originally said Aluminum for Aluminium and changed it later.

Worst one has to be nukular though. Even heard a Beeb reporter say that once - really wound me up. Can't they f*****g read?
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Saying 'Haitch' instead of 'aitch'

skedule instead of schedule

when Americans say they were 'burglarised' - no you weren't, you were burgled

Oh, I could keep going with this one, it's a hot button one for me
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Oh yeah, talking about not being able to read. When did the word "drawing" ever have two 'r's in it, as in "drawring".

Bloody English - can't even speak their own language

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english people who say fort instead of thought, and brought instead of bought.
 
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Saying 'Haitch' instead of 'aitch'

skedule instead of schedule

when Americans say they were 'burglarised' - no you weren't, you were burgled

Oh, I could keep going with this one, it's a hot button one for me
Keep on mama
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Generally every word that leaves the mouth of a chav is pronounced incorrectly, lacking in grammar and sentence structure and is generally incorrect.

Or is that just teenagers?

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Zeee bra for Zeb rah (Zebra) ....sounds like a Frenchman perving on some woman

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OK

AQI - Australian Questioning Intonation - every sentence goes up at the end and sounds like a question

Caf-FEEN, instead of caffeine
Loo-tenant, instead of 'left-tenant' (that's a biggie to me )
Eye-rack, instead of Iraq
Vay-se, instead of vase

And don't even get me started on the spelling..................
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Bee-atch instead of *****.
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Caf-FEEN, instead of caffeine
Loo-tenant, instead of 'left-tenant' (that's a biggie to me )
Eye-rack, instead of Iraq
i thought that was how caffeine was supposed to be pronounced?

i thought it was Lieutenant not left-tenant?

technically speaking (although i dislike the sound of it..) eye-raq would be correct.. in the english language an I followed by a double letter would make Irr-raq.. as in Irritate etc, where as a single r makes it eye-raq..

or am i just being pedantic?
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OK

AQI - Australian Questioning Intonation - every sentence goes up at the end and sounds like a question

Caf-FEEN, instead of caffeine
Loo-tenant, instead of 'left-tenant' (that's a biggie to me )
Eye-rack, instead of Iraq
Vay-se, instead of vase

And don't even get me started on the spelling..................
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i thought it was Lieutenant not left-tenant?
No - you've watched too many American military films

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technically speaking (although i dislike the sound of it..) eye-raq would be correct.. in the english language an I followed by a single double letter would make Irr-raq.. as in Irritate etc, where as a single r makes it eye-raq..
Iraqi people say Iraq, not Eye-rack, so that's good enough for me


You want to talk pedantic? It's my middle name
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Axe instead of ask
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Not the way they say it but the difficulty Americans have with Worcester sauce. Wor sester shire sauce. Then we have Co lin Powell, Dionne War wick.
 
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And when did Maths become Math
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Oh yeah, talking about not being able to read. When did the word "drawing" ever have two 'r's in it, as in "drawring".

Bloody English - can't even speak their own language

Fraser, in Bristol they say 'drawling'



And why do the Americans say 'erbs' - it's herbs, there's a fecking H in it



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Generally every word that leaves the mouth of a chav is pronounced wrong,
Careful....... you have suggested that every word, and I do mean EVERY word, that a Chav pronounces ......sounds like "wrong"

Of course what you meant was "incorrectly" (or wrongly)

This language stuff is a minefield... be careful where you step


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Not the way they say it but the difficulty Americans have with Worcester sauce. Wor sester shire sauce. Then we have Co lin Powell, Dionne War wick.
Or Edinberg



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