So my daughter was telling us about her situation with Cher-ome. Her frustration was growing each time she had to talk about her issues with Google and this Cherome... We didn't know what kind of program she was talking about til my husband looked over her shoulder and of course she was talking about Chrome. She said, "Oh, I didn't know the H was silent."
My parents went to a restaurant once they called Pen El Opes. I had not heard of that, and these well read, well educated ppl were talking about a place called Penelope's.
Then I thought of my own... I was telling my husband about how I always clean the cash-ay when I play scrabble... I thought it was like the word "sashay". Apparently it's the same sound as the word for currency... cash... cache. Whatever.
What words have you heard pronounced incorrectly?
I still try to avoid saying gnocci around my more serious Italian friends (the potato pasta). It never seems to be good enough!!!!! And apparently, you can't just say mozzarella without rolling your zz's or something like that. I'm even Italian, but really? Do I have to put that much effort into casual food speak?
Hilarious... every time ppl go thru my line with that, Im afraid to say it. Ive heard it said dozens of times, but for what ever reason I have a mental block up and Im afraid to try it out loud. I think that's b/c Ive heard it pronounced correctly and incorrectly and I don't want to end up on the wrong end of that.
I have heard many, but I just want to post one that I had been saying wrong for at least 40 years.
I only discovered my mispronunciation a few weeks ago.
We have a highway, here on the east coast of Australia, called The Princes Highway.
I, (along with just about everyone I have heard) say the word, Princess Highway.
Good news! I say it correctly now!
I pronounce everything perfectly. And anyone who pronounces anything differently from me is wrong.
Hmmmm....I thought sure I had seen examples where you thought "faux" was pronounced "fox".
So do you want to hear about my stealing episode? Don't tell ED or he will hold it against me til the day I die.
I was 3 years old and, according to my mom, I put a tie, for my dad inside my jacket or dress or something... I don't remember that, but I do remember hiding inside one of those little round turny things you hang clothes on... a round rack.. .whatever. So it had lions marching up one line and then back down the other side... I don't know why I liked it, but I thought he had to have it. I guess she bought it... I think. I probably got a spanking, I don't remember. And that's my stealing story. You're welcome.
My husband does pronounce and spell everything correctly, but one night he was talking about how "gotchie" something was. I asked how he spelled that word and he spelled it gauche. I laughed. He didn't know any French in those days. I mispronounce words all the time, never had phonics , my mother's New England accent confused me. I Pronounced Virginia, Vir gin i a until my cousin was telling me about her sister-in-law Virginia, it was then I caught onto the accent. I put an r at the end of idea most of elementary school.
lol. That reminds me of my mom. When I was 6 I said something about Mc Dong Galds. She said it was pronounced Mc Don alds. I said, "I don't think it matters." She said, "People will laugh at you."
To this day her response still seems wrong on so many levels. lol
It's not cashay? I don't think I have anything to contribute here.
There is a hub in the difference between 'cachet and cache'.
Or just a hub 'Why don't the French leave us Alone?'
lol. What would they be doing if they weren't out feeling superior to the rest of us?
The reason that there are so many French words in the English language is down to the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
The Normans were Vikings who conquered a piece of Northern France and were so smitten with French culture that they immediately became more French than the natives. They could still fight though, being Viking, and did some smiting across the channel.
Otherwise we would all be grunting English like Angles and Saxons.
History usually silences the plebeian element.
E M Forster.
Feel like daubin a little learnin round today.
It's like you speak in code. By the time Ive googled and tried to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, you've gone to bed.
Am currently shaving and admiring the new day. And dribbling suds on the keyboard.
But must soon fetch water for breakfast. Not from a well (that might be fatal) nor from a split palm tree (though that might be tasty). Just from a shop.
So Good Morning. Exit right...
(Oh, good morning.) You can have some of mine. My son asked tonight why we didn't just refill the bottles. I asked him where. He said from the tap... So basically he just wanted a plastic bottle to serve as a glass I spose. He said it would be better for the environment. I told him the water wouldn't be as healthy or taste as good... and that was more important to me than the environment. I think he thinks less of me now.
Drinking tap water means you live in a country where all the Injuns are dead or very well behaved, the wolves are dead or very well behaved, the bears are dead or very well behaved and the bacteria are dead or very well behaved.
I don't, sadly.
I need special water from a special machine that is besieged by Injuns, bears, wolves and bacteria.
We say Native Americans.
edit... you really did mean Native Americans? I thought it was a word I didn't know, so I googled it. Oy.
Sorry Beth. Drinkable tap water, prosaic as it is, did take a lot more doing than most people usually imagine.
You would not be enjoying all the comforts of domesticity without huge slaughter.
p.s. Walter Brennan still says injuns in the movies.
p.p.s read Washington Irvine recently. He was not a man to forget true histories for sentimental reasons
How could he possibly still be saying that? He died in 1974.
I saw him with Lauren Bacall the other day, talking about getting bit by dead bees!
The most beautiful woman that ever lived. (Lauren, not Walter.)
You did wonderfully well changing the subject there, Beth.
Also, I feel like saying something rude about my fantasies regarding Lauren and Katherine (but she was yar!) Hepburn.
But I better not.
I loved them too... although I was about 7 when I first watched their movies on TV.
(I named my oldest son after Spencer Tracy.)
If you can't see the image, here's the link: http://www.asjcollection.com/current/grnadma.html
It's probably a pic of me... can't see it though.
Well I am off to get breakfast.
I would say, though, that whatever has ever happened is still there. And you cannot change it with a few kinder words.
by SEGREEN 11 years ago
Hi.. I have so many issues.. I don't know where to turn, but to God. I can't tell any and everyone about my life.#1--- My mother literally gave me up when I was born.. I met up with her when I was 21 now i'm 43.. and she still treats me like crap. I had a great job for 20 years.. and...
by Enelle Lamb 8 years ago
Who invented the English language, and what were we speaking before it was invented?
by William Thomas 11 years ago
No special expertise is needed for this question, of course. Just look deeply into yourself, and tell me what you think the connection is between language and thought (how have you noticed the cycle operate within yourself)? What role do you think it played in human evolution?Do you think the...
by Judy Specht 8 years ago
Is profanity just a lazy way of talking?How much thought do you put into saying Sh.t, and F..k you.
by Steven D Jeffers 5 years ago
Are you able to keep an open mind when it comes to talking about religion with other people.There are many topics talking about religious beliefs, and many of them tend to turn into a heated argument. I am a Christian, and I am strong in my faith, but I tend to keep an open mind and have a good...
by zolaente 4 years ago
I was in the past watching the talking cat video and now my cat has been talking clear for some time. Has anyone here also had the problem of them learning maybe words they should not repeat? At first it was cute and still is but, at times I have audio and video on since I do bodypaint shows and...
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|