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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:14 am
    Link: 100 most commonly mispronounced words - You`re telling me it`s not Old Timer`s Disease? Warning: pop-up ad.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:24 am
    Ask. Ax. Ask. Ax. Ask. Ax.
  3. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:27 am
    this idn`t funny....oh wait, ok a little
  4. Profile photo of slaine
    slaine Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:43 am
    haha. i thought it was oldtimer`s for a while. then i saw a sign that had the word look like alzheimergs... or something of that matter
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    Salkraps Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:57 am
    I thought it was spitting image.... Spit and image? Hmm.
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    xp Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:00 am
    I had like 5 that i say wrong all the time.. Not as smart as I thought I was...
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    kenthegod Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:06 am
    that sure is taught i lots bout words!
  8. Profile photo of Eddy23
    Eddy23 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:16 am
    Wow, I always pronounced often as often an not ofen.
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    gilly_60 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:19 am
    Not funny, I odn`t like when people correct you. If they know what ur are TRYNG to say then that`s good enough...
  10. Profile photo of Mossoi
    Mossoi Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:33 am
    Don`t believe everthing in this list:

    http://www.answers.com/spitting+image&am...

  11. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:36 am
    All right... I`ll put in my thoughts:
    - I noticed that EVERY word on there (except two I’ll mention below) I regularly use, I pronounce correctly already.
    - I even say the first "r" in "February".
    - I`m glad "irregardless" was mentioned in the list.
    - I never knew about not saying the "t" in "often". I actually would say a "d" in place of what should be a silent "t". Huh...
    - The word "pronunciation" should not be pronounced as “pronounciation”. I, myself, am guilty of this. It is a forgivable mistake when taking into account how “pronounce” is spelled.
    - A couple people I knew, who were black, said they never pronounced the first "r" in “library” either. They said, "libary".
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:36 am
    - I have to mention this. I quote: "I doubt we will get "snuck" out of the language any time soon but here is a reminder that it REALLY ISN`T A WORD".

    It is TOO a word. You can spell it and pronounce it. It is a non-standard English word... but still a word, nonetheless.

    This so-called "Dr. Language" doesn’t know all about the English language, now does he?

  13. Profile photo of DaphneTrojan
    DaphneTrojan Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:36 am
    surprisingly interesting.
  14. Profile photo of upendy
    upendy Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:41 am
    stupid list.
  15. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:42 am
    Actually, Mossoi, I found this:

    “Spitting image” should be “spit and image.”
    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earlier form was "spitten image,” which may indeed have evolved from “spit and image.” It’s a crude figure of speech: someone else is enough like you to have been spat out by you, made of the very stuff of your body. In the early 20th century the spelling and pronunciation gradually shifted to the less logical “spitting image,” which is now standard. It’s too late to go back. There is no historical basis for the claim sometimes made that the original expression was “spirit and image.”

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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:43 am
    ^ from http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/nonerr...
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:43 am
    I`m pretty sure most of these apply to retards only.
  18. Profile photo of mijjman
    mijjman Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:46 am
    stupid list yeah.
  19. Profile photo of UberJimmy
    UberJimmy Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:24 am
    Too bad the people who really need this don`t read.
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    alexguest Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:49 am
    I never pronounced often like "often". I pronounced it with a silent t. I think it`s an american thing. To pronounce silent letters.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:19 am
    so... are all americans this stupid?
  22. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:42 am
    ^^^^ Are all Europeans this arrogant and narrow minded?
  23. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:48 am
    doggy dog world LOL
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:13 am
    interesting..
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    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:13 am
    Hehe... Just a bit useless.
    On 8/7/2006 5:19:35 AM kairobert wrote: so... are all americans this stupid?
    On 8/7/2006 5:42:13 AM AndelleRae wrote: ^^^^ Are all Europeans this arrogant and narrow minded?
    Lets not start an Americans vs Europeans thread.
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    trebian Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:42 am
    I don`t really see the point of language conservatism. Languages change all the time and personally I think that`s progres, not the destruction of it. The "correct" proununciation should be decided by the people who use the language. Power to the people!
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    stoneyjoe Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:17 am
    do people really get some of those wrong?
  28. Profile photo of StarHopper27
    StarHopper27 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:32 am
    Trebian, it`s not so much progress as natural change. Pronunciation changes all the time, as awkward consonant clusters, etc. erode from words. We tend to say what is easiest, and that is not always what the spelling of a word, standardized somewhere around the 17th century for most English words, captures.

    But I agree with you; language conservatism is a futile knee-jerk reaction.

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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:56 am
    i have to say ive never got them wrong, sorry.
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    BeachBum0694 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 8:18 am
    i feel really stupid.
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    resonantSoul Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 8:52 am
    I can`t believe they missed culinary. It is not cull-in-airy like I so often hear, it`s kyoo-lin-airy, check dictionary.com, look at it for yourself

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/c...

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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:00 am
    uhh
  33. Profile photo of zanna
    zanna Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:06 am
    Some of those were really lame... Most people are aware of the majority of those words, it just comes down to being lazy :-P and i don`t need to be told i`m lazy, i`m fully aware of that already :-)
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    Nozza_1000 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:06 am
    i got past the a`s and then got bored
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:33 am
    It`s SO true; I totally mis-say Klu Klux Klan like several times a day.
  36. Profile photo of raceal2
    raceal2 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:51 am
    If you read the most misspelled words, you`ll understand this one.
    Now equiptment is misspelled 22,933 times on the internet, making that website wrong! Hahahahaha!
  37. Profile photo of 84M81
    84M81 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:12 am
    Has anyone else noticed how most of those words are commonly not spoken correctly by Americans? Look, it`s bad enough that you use our own language incorrectly, but `erb! Come on!
  38. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:15 am
    ^ shut up
  39. Profile photo of Qpax
    Qpax Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:24 am
    Some of that`s quite interesting; there are a couple I didn`t know.

    Having said that, things like the idea that `snuck` isn`t a word are rather silly. Language evolves all the time - new words are created, and old ones lost. Also, most people today would look at you funny if you said `respit`, instead of `respite`.

    Language conservativism is only good when things start not to make sense - like when people get confused between `bought` and `brought`.

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    flourchild29 Female 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:25 am
    tomAto tomato big deal
    i say `erb
    not herb
    and why is it your own language
    do you think we stole it from you or something?
  41. Profile photo of Anarchy4ngel
    Anarchy4ngel Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:40 am
    mossoi, their both right ....

    www.yaelf.com/aueFAQ/mifsptndmgspttngmg.shtml

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    Youphoric Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:43 am
    I have to admit that I thought it was "For all intensive purposes" until just recently. I had never seen it in text, and the few times I heard it were not enunciated very well.

    But there are a few things on that list that are ridiculous.

    And 84M81, unless you speak perfect English with no slang or jargon, bugger off.

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    dull_moore Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:54 am
    I really liked it.
  44. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:11 pm
    I thought it was Old Timers Diease when i was 6 maybe?
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    bram Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:13 pm
    That was retarded. Any linguist would have knocked half those words off the list. Most of them were just spoken with an accent.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:14 pm
    i expected `poem` and `wolf` to be on that list. I know too many people that say `poim` and `woof`
  47. Profile photo of Mahaloth
    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:14 pm
    Do people also pronounce the H in Honour?

    If not, leave "herb" alone.

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    Dustfinger Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:23 pm
    I DONT GIVE A CRAP about what stupid smarmy people tell me about how im pronouncing something wrong. They should all rot in their closets and die of starvation.
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:24 pm
    That was kinda dumb. I don`t mispronounce any of those.
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    rcos Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:29 pm
    I notice all the time that people mispronounce words and sayings, especially ones like OFTEN, that one bothers me a lot with the spoken `T`. This is obviously an English linguist, and he doesnt take into account different accents Americans have vs Europeans, let alone the different accents between different races and locations in America either. In General I would say many of these are true, and I speak all the ones I read correctly, but with some accents and speach patterns, I can see the deviations. Its an education thing IMHO.
  51. Profile photo of Bekka-Babe
    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:50 pm
    Wtf? How is it a American thing to mispronouce words? Everyone does it. And no, im not American. I ain`t trying to attack or defend people, i just don`t belive in stereotypin. Anyways, i neva knew bout the often/ofen thing, but then agen, I dont really give a sh*t lol.
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    WistfulEarth Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:05 pm
    Hmmm, I didn`t like this. The author seemed liked a know-it-all. People pronouncing things how they like is what makes the world go `round!
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    ScreamDear Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:50 pm
    i say bob wire :-)
    yeah i kno i didnt get very far..
  54. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:05 pm
    Well i dont know what everyone is talking about Americans pronouncing things wrong because i am English and i pronounce quite a few of them wrong, but at the end of the day what does it matter? I mean everyone pronounces things differently because of accents and stuff so who cares?
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    MystJake91 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:06 pm
    lol! I pronounce most of the longer words right, but not the shorter words like "didn`t" and "isn`t."
  56. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    Everyone makes mistakes. It`s good to see that even a regular grammarian slips up occasionally, Bekll.
  57. Profile photo of MissyRee
    MissyRee Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:14 pm
    Lol sum of these were funny and sound very simular!
  58. Profile photo of sims2luver
    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:17 pm
    Who the hell says dog-eat-dog world?
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:26 pm
    It really is hard to say "Australia" the right way.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:34 pm
    HA. Americans are stupid! I mean, who pronounces things based on how they were `trained` to by example for their entire lives? That`s like, human instinct or something! What morons!
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    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:14 pm
    Tee hee hee, i`m changing my last name to Norder asap.
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:16 pm
    "^^^^ Are all Europeans this arrogant and narrow minded?"
    No, no their not :-)

    -------------------------------------------------
    doggy dog world dog-eat-dog world

    HAHA LMAO
    -------------------------------------------------

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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:23 pm
    It seems like most of these corrections are geared toward making black people speak like white people.
    Just axe one of your friends - and then plan your exscape.
  64. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:35 pm
    ^ Overmann: I agree.
  65. Profile photo of BEEFstu
    BEEFstu Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:43 pm
    What Ev!
  66. Profile photo of Carefreak
    Carefreak Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:11 pm
    I`ve never mispronounced any of these words, and never met anyone else who has... I think the list might be slightly biased.
  67. Profile photo of talke31
    talke31 Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:14 pm
    i`ve got one that mispronounced by americans"FOOTBALL"
  68. Profile photo of metter
    metter Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:26 pm
    AHAHAHA BIDNESS IS THERE
  69. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:48 pm
    ACTUALLY ENGLISH IS ONE OF THE MOST CHAOTIC LANGUAGES TO LEARN. IT`S NOT REALLY `ORGANIZED` THAT MUCH.

    A WORD MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT MEANING BUT STILL BE SPELLED THE SAME.

    LIKE, .. DUCK OR DUCK (THE ANIMAL OR GET DOWN...)

    IN SOME LANGUAGES, LIKE SPANISH FOR EXAMPLE, THE LETTERS ARE SPELLED OUT AS THEY ARE. THERE ARE ACCENTS TO DENOTE WHICH VOWEL SHOULD BE STRESSED.

    ANYWAY THAT`S A LITTLE THAT I KNOW COMPARING ENGLISH AND SPANISH

    BUT I LOVE ACCENTS!!! THEY KINDA TURN ME ON.

  70. Profile photo of raceal2
    raceal2 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    This was kind of retarded. I understand some things (I hate it when people say axed as opposed to asked) but nowadays, ofen and often are both considered logical pronunciations. Same thing with February. Who do you know that actually pronounces the r? We say Febuary. It`s easier. And stop saying Americans are stupid. I didn`t think this would turn into an anti-American board. Then again, what doesn`t nowadays?
  71. Profile photo of psychoman364
    psychoman364 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:20 pm
    The person who wrote that needs a reality check. Most of those "mis" proninciations are because of accents. I wonder if they noticed that very few people say half those things "correctly"? Pronunciation pedants get on my nerves.
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    mostclever Female 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:32 pm
    The word is spelled "forte" but the is pronounced only when speaking of music, as a "forte passage." The words for a strong point and a stronghold are pronounced the same: .

    I have always pronounced it incorrectly?!!? ;-/

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    v_wilkes85
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:58 pm
    Just because u mis-pernounce some words doesn`t mean you`re stupid. This website is basically some rich, upper-class bullpoo, made by some rich, upper-class jewish person who lives in a new, 2-story house. People like that who think they need to spread their "proper", victorian lifestyle to us normal people who actually work for a living, instead of just sitting at their desks all day answering phones and typing crap on the computer. They think they own the world, and they think they own us. They think they know what`s best for the country, they think they know what`s best for us. They think they`re better than us.
  74. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:04 pm
    raceal2, "Same thing with February. Who do you know that actually pronounces the r?"

    *raises hand* I do!

    Woot! My 200th post!

  75. Profile photo of upendy
    upendy Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:10 pm
    "It really is hard to say "Australia" the right way."

    Hehe, I`ve noticed that on American TV shows. Not saying that your stupid, the shows are cool, but its funny that people can`t say Australia.

    Believe me, barely any Australians can say it right either :-D

  76. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:12 pm
    No, no, let`s turn this into an anti-American hate campaign! I`ll give you a few to get us going!

    Ok, let me see now...

    America nuked Japan twice just to show the Russians the kind of power they possessed...

    America always seems to think it rules the world, and frequently gets involved in other country`s business to "help" them, when clearly it`s just to protect their own interests...

    American colonies (granted, descended from Europeans) saw it fit to stamp out the indigenous population of the Americas...

    Every year, Americans celebrate the fact that Britain, now their allies, lost a war to their ancestors...

    In America, you can walk into a bank and they give you a dratING RIFLE as a free gift for joining their bank, and then wonder why atrocities like Columbine happen...

    American soldiers have been known to attack and kill their own men and allies because they were too dumb to check their intel...

  77. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    And if it wasn`t for the Americas, Columbus would have found India by sailing West!!!

    Now then, what about being anti-European?

  78. Profile photo of himmm
    himmm Male 70 & Over
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:30 pm
    OH NOES
  79. Profile photo of withnail101
    withnail101 Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    Pronunciation for the hard of understanding.
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:58 pm
    now i`m even more bored.
    I got through to the first word in D and Quit.
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    TheEx Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:13 pm
    Wow, Expresso is Espresso? They spell it `Expresso` in my local coffee shop! :-O
    My English teacher pronounces it `ofTen`..
    Many of the terms that refer to history are in my Humanities textbook... Holy hell, we all can`t spell.
  82. Profile photo of xRockerx
    xRockerx Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:34 pm
    some people cant help some of this stuff cuz of accents theres some of them i tried to say right and couldnt lol
  83. Profile photo of psychoman364
    psychoman364 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:00 pm
    Also note, duct tape CAN be called Duck Tape. there is, at the very least, a brand called Duck tape.
  84. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:31 pm
    I have one: The coast is clear. For the longest time I thought it was the ghost is clear!
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    Gexxo Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:35 pm
    Whatever. So long as people know what I`m saying.
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    centurion949 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:06 pm
    KMeTG,do you actually mean what you wrote,or are you just playing the devils advocate?

    and i agree that as long as people know what you mean,the actual word you use doesn`t matter.

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    beatlefaerie Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:10 pm
    They left out one of the ones I hear the most.
    A lot of people say "lenth" instead of "length" and for some reason, it really gets on my nerves.
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    Dougg Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 12:05 am
    My boss pronounces the first "d" in wednesday.
    It`s probably a good thing, its just distracting when she does it.
    And I have a friend that says rather instead of either...as in, "I`m going to rather win or lose"
    He`s the only person I know that does this.
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    ping_gk Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 1:08 am
    I say it Wed-nes-day.

    And I am so calling the heimlich maneuver the Heinekin Remover from now on.

    "jist nor dis"-- This person is just grasping at straws for that one.

    And I`m sorry, there`s no silent T. Don`t even try to give me that crap.

    The more I read this the more pissed off I get.

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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2006 at 1:16 am
    Well, KMeTG, I`ll tell you why America is better/cooler than Europe.
    1) We don`t chant racist remarks at sporting events.
    2) We don`t fight over sporting events.
    3) We nuked Japan. We forgave it. Then we rebuilt it.
    4) Now look at the number two economy in the world.
    5) America saved Western Europe in WWII. If not with blood, then with money, leadership and rebuilding (Marshall Plan). A war which America never wanted to fight.
    6) Look at the number 3,4,5, and 6 economies in the world. (All in W. Europe)
    7)America always seems to think it rules the world, and frequently gets involved in other country`s business to "help" them. When America doesn`t get involved, all countries whine like a bunch of babies, "America, why didn`t you give us money or aid or military support?" (damned if do/don`t)
    8) Levi`s
    9) Hamburgers
    10) Fried Chicken
    11) Dollars
    13) Music
    14) iPod and countless other cool things
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    BuddhaPie Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:25 am
    Ostraya?
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    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:29 am
    Kmetg america did some good things in the past and plez ppl dont make this into a comment war
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    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:33 am
    btw not all Europeans hate Americans.
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    cooltapes Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:52 am
    Garner`s Modern American Usage says that "clothes is pronounced /klohz/. To pronounce the -th- is to engage in hypercorrection." and " Although is the older form, persnickety is now about five times as common in print as pernickety in AmE While pernickety survives in BrE, it can rightly be labeled a needless variant on this side of the Atlantic."
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 2:54 am
    ping_gk, "And I`m sorry, there`s no silent T. Don`t even try to give me that crap."

    Actually, there is a silent "t" in "often". I asked my mother, who used to be an English teacher, to pronounce "o-f-t-e-n" and she said it without the "t".

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:15 am
    dudeman1st,
    "8) Levi`s
    9) Hamburgers
    10) Fried Chicken
    11) Dollars
    13) Music
    14) iPod and countless other cool things"

    Oh, c`mon! That`s how you end how "cool" America is compared to Europe?

    I can do that sort of thing w/ my country Switzerland.

    blah de blah de blah...
    1) Best chocolate
    2) Best watches - swatches
    3) Cheese - some w/ holes even!
    4) Most neutral country in the world
    5) Has three main languages! And another, much less common, Romansh.
    6) Boarding schools
    7) Clean air
    8) Yodeling
    9) X-ray machine
    10) Computer mouse
    11) Velcro
    12) Aluminum foil
    13) Portable typewriter
    14) Swiss Army Knife
    15) Comics
    16) Cereal bar

    ...to name a few.

  97. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:20 am
    America:

    1. B-Hazard


    nuff said.

  98. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:24 am
    ^ Who`s B-Hazard
  99. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:28 am
    im jokeing so dont be a smartass because i know what your like
  100. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:40 am
    Britain
    1)Anemometer
    2)Carbonated water
    3)Geologic time scale
    4)reflecting telescope
    5)Lawn mower
    and some other good stuff
  101. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:45 am
    5) America saved Western Europe in WWII. If not with blood, then with money, leadership and rebuilding (Marshall Plan). A war which America never wanted to fight.

    We helped you in some wars.

  102. Profile photo of lookitshiny
    lookitshiny Female 13-17
    32 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 4:27 am
    Oh joy...more pointless U.S. vs. Europe arguments. That`s JUST what we need. *much sarcasm*

    That list was way too picky...I mean, who cares if you pronounce it "Febuary?" lol, sad...

  103. Profile photo of oldie
    oldie Male 13-17
    241 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 5:38 am
    Monday, August 07, 2006 5:42:13 AM
    ^^^^ Are all Europeans this arrogant and narrow minded?

    Hell yes we are. But not as arrogant as the French!

    Woohoo! Flamewar!

  104. Profile photo of flourchild29
    flourchild29 Female 30-39
    269 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 9:21 am
    ahhh if only we had virtual bombs
    Europe is beautiful
    and so is America.
    i`m putting you all in separate corners
    now behave.
  105. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 10:13 am
    Haha the arguement between Europeans and Americans is funny! Now let me put some sense into the arguement... there is good things in both, but Europe is clearly better. Just kidding, but this website might interest you>
  106. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 10:15 am
    OK the link didnt work let me try again
  107. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 10:35 am
    Yep read that link, i especially like number 2, 5 and 8.
    Its not all bigging up Britain though if you go through the pages there is some showing the other side of the arguement.
    By the way i dont hate America, i like it actually, and i know some really nice Americans and there is lots of good things about it... i am just sticking up for my Continent.
    :-)
  108. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 10:53 am
    what`s funny is how much america is mentioned on britains page, but as far as I can see there`s no mention of britain on america`s page.

    Maybe america really does talk more sh*t about britain. Though I wouldn`t be able to tell using this site (IAB) as a source.

    I`m almost positive you dipsh*t brits start nearly every region war that happens on this site. And I don`t mean `dipsh*t brits` in a `every one of you, even the ones I don`t know, are dipsh*ts.` sense. I`m just referring to the ones that say: "America is stupid, blah blah blah" and when someone says something back that requires some intelect to counter they just say "You`re ignorant and being judgmental". It`s ignorance and hypocrisy all rolled up in one, and I can`t stand either/or.

    The rest of you I`m cool with. (I mean, c`mon, english chicks sound hot)

  109. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 11:17 am
    No I don`t hate America and the Americans. That`s not to say they didn`t happen, but you can`t blame the children for their parents` mistakes, so to speak.

    To be honest it took me bloody ages to write that list.

  110. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 11:23 am
    Yeah. I could tell you weren`t being all too serious in your post, but there`s still some europeans around here that sling mud and seem to truly stand behind their words.

    PS. OMGz0R l00k at mi p05+ c0un+! I`m s0 1337!

  111. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 11:30 am
    Bekll
    Seen as this has turned into a place to talk about countries, I just have to say i really love your country Switerland!! It is totally awesome! We got stranded there once when our couch broke down and i got to stay in the best hotel i have ever been in and the people are so nice and the scenery is amazing. I think it is a way nicer place than England, and that is saying something because i am pretty patriotic.

    This is a pretty random post really...

  112. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 11:52 am
    Hell yes we are. But not as arrogant as the French!

    leave the French alone i met some French people and their nice but the ones from paris are arrogant.

  113. Profile photo of ldo180
    ldo180 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    yeh but they eat frogs legs and snails. live in england, its pretty crap.
  114. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 2:34 pm
    Some of those are ebonics, some of them are just the way you say words, some of them are silent letters, some of them are correct.
  115. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:01 pm
    so what if they eat frog legs and snails its still a nice country.
  116. Profile photo of farquaadhnch
    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
    1225 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:21 pm
    All the French I have ever met are arrogant bastards... not that they all are, but I`m still waiting to meet one that DOESN`T spout off about how their country is better then the rest, and that everyone should speak French, and that the French should rule the entire world.
  117. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
    962 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    ^ i only met one french person like that.
    The Brazilians and argentians are like that tho.
  118. Profile photo of Dougg
    Dougg Male 13-17
    143 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 5:11 pm
    ^^Yeah, I have some pretty good french friends...
    Besides, everyone knows Canada`s the best country in the world hands-down!
  119. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 5:19 pm
    miss_fairy,

    Thanks! Glad you had fun while you were there. I`m homesick for the place... America`s wearing me down.

    I wanna go back home! *cries*

  120. Profile photo of ilikepizza
    ilikepizza Male 18-29
    437 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    i...like...pizza
  121. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 5:56 pm
    Quit having a go at France! I have been to France many times, we have been going every year for the past 7 or 8 years and i will agree that some of the people were arrogant and treated us very rudely because we are English (even though my mom was speaking fluent French to them!) but I have also met some nice French people and the actual country is a lovely place and they have amazing food (its not all frogs legs and snails!!)

    Bekll
    I would be homesick too, seriously i think it is the nicest country i have ever been to. I couldn`t have asked for a better place for the coach to break down! lol

  122. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 6:49 pm
    I think this pretty much settles it...
    http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?ca...

    You`ll have to copy the url and change a word in there. (drat=f*ck)

    Warning: Adult Language.

  123. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 6:52 pm
    I should say:

    Warning: Adult Language, and lots of it.

  124. Profile photo of rat78
    rat78 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    where is pwned?!?!?!
  125. Profile photo of catcherguy24
    catcherguy24 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 7:43 pm
    Im suprised they didn`t have Sammich or samwich in there, I never pronounce that properly, could be because im from southern loisiana, but still, i never say Sand-wich.
  126. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 7:58 pm
    Alright alright so I may mis-pronounce a few words here and there. The important thing is that I correctly pronounce the important words in life: BEER, SEX, TITTIES, BOOTY and the all encompassing drat
  127. Profile photo of gmedra03
    gmedra03 Male 13-17
    377 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    I always say duck tape even though you`re supposed to say duct tape. I just think to myself, "Wow, what a big difference to say duct tape instead of duck tape."
  128. Profile photo of ping_gk
    ping_gk Female 18-29
    50 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:19 am
    haha, in the Urban dictionary about Britian..."Guess what?! We have gas." That made me laugh.
  129. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:07 am
    Heh....bidness.
  130. Profile photo of upendy
    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:21 am
    "Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:25:16 AM
    Ostraya?"

    Hehehe...Pauline Hanson...

  131. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:23 pm
    who the HELL whoud say "bob wire" :p
  132. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    I knew a guy back in school who watched The Blues Brothers and thought their car was a `Dard` Sedan.
  133. Profile photo of luckyshot
    luckyshot Male 13-17
    2 posts
    August 11, 2006 at 6:52 pm
    they dont under stand duck tape is a correct name as the water rolls of it like a ducks back,
  134. Profile photo of monkeydrumme
    monkeydrumme Female 13-17
    264 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    anal much?
  135. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 8:28 am
    I remember getting a book for my birthday just before I started school, and it was a story that came from the USA, using words like `vacation`, `pants` instead of trousers etc.
  136. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 8:30 am
    My mum went crazy lol

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