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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    I'm bothered by irk and perturb.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    Even worse when they spell it wrong.

    FIFY
    Yikes...mea culpa. I do know how to spell it, not sure how that happened.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    Yikes...mea culpa. I do know how to spell it, not sure how that happened.
    Darn you, auto correct!

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    I have owned two cars that took me a year to learn to pronounce correctly:

    A 1971 Audi, which I persisted in pronouncing "AWE-dee," instead of the correct, "rhymes with Howdy."

    And my first (of many) Acura -- a 1988 Legend, which I pronounced "ah-CURE-ah," instead of "ACK-u-rah."
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  5. #25

    When in Rome?

    If you are from the Boston area, you observe the conservation of "r" rule in your pronunciation, which states that if you remove an r from one word, you have to add it to an adjacent word. For example, "granola bar" is properly pronounced as "granoler bah."

    Also, if you are from the Cape, you can always tell when someone is from "away" when they ask directions to the town of Eastham by pronouncing as if it is one word, when everyone knows it is two - i.e. "East Ham."

    Section 15

  6. #26
    Maybe not worthy of its own thread so posting here, but I loathe that the threads don't automatically go to the "last page" until you get to 6 Pages worth of posts. I want to say something incredibly inane and useless right freaking now and I hate having to scroll to the last page manually. And I mispronounced all of this.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Forest Hills, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by Tooold View Post
    These all made me laugh. Especially ecpeshally.

    How about “set” vs sit.

    But what really makes my skin crawl is bad grammar..And what I find the most grating is the use of “I” as an object. As in “that was a lot of fun for Frank and I.” My most irritating memory was a thank you note I received from a Princeton grad... “thank you for attending Sam and I’s wedding”
    “On behalf of my wife and myself...”. Yikes.

  8. #28
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    Dec 2009
    Location
    North of Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by duke74 View Post
    “On behalf of my wife and myself...”. Yikes.
    Allow myself to introduce myself.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    Allow myself to introduce myself.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North of Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    Allow myself to introduce myself.

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I'm bothered by irk and perturb.
    they really aggravate me.

  12. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I'm bothered by irk and perturb.
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    they really aggravate me.
    I hate synonyms.

  13. #33
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    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I hate synonyms.
    I hate when people pronounce synonyms like cinnamon.

  14. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    I hate when people pronounce synonyms like cinnamon.
    Confused and looking up synonym pronunciation...

  15. #35
    re-la-tor instead of re-al-tor

  16. #36
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by gumbomoop View Post
    re-la-tor instead of re-al-tor
    I never figured out where that came from, but it sure is prevalent...

  17. #37
    Orientate drives me crazy(er).

  18. #38
    One that towers above all others in my book: "axe" (or the past tense "axed") instead of "ask" (or the past tense "asked"). Like fingernails on a blackboard.

  19. #39
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    I can’t stand when people conversate with words that aren’t words.

  20. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    I can’t stand when people conversate with words that aren’t words.
    I don't trust people who won't use the word "embiggen". It really is a perfectly cromulent word.

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