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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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American for Buoy Boooooooowie
 

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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:rant:

Oh, I could keep going with this one, it's a hot button one for me
 
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english people who say fort instead of thought, and brought instead of bought.
 
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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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OK:lol:

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:mad: )
Eye-rack, instead of Iraq
Vay-se, instead of vase

And don't even get me started on the spelling..................
 

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Caf-FEEN, instead of caffeine
Loo-tenant, instead of 'left-tenant' (that's a biggie to me:mad: )
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:lol:

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:mad: )
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:rant:

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:lol:
 
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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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