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my grandmother says Maths which makes me crazy. I remember when she visited when I was a teenager and she asked if I needed help with my maths homework.



imtrying, your grandmother wasn't Australian was she? Everyone calls it Maths here and same for fridge (not sure who mentioned that one) no one I know ever refers to it as the refrigerator. icon_smile.gif



I don't think it just Australian. I grew up in Singapore and we also called it Maths, after all the full word is Mathematics.

One thing that use to drive me up the wall and still does is when we first moved to Australia in 1987, I used to hear people saw 'drawring' and 'drawrer' instead of drawing and drawer. Hello!!! there is no extra 'r"!!!

Another one is when people ask you if it is raining outside? icon_surprised.gif It hope so because if it is raining inside you have a problem with your roof. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

My 13 year old DD drives me crazy when she is talking about her friend and her and she will say 'Me and Casey'. I always tell her it is 'Casey and I'!!!!!!! So far, have not succeded in changing that.

Someone mentioned about a wedgie. Here in Australia a wedgie is when your underwear gets stuck in your butt crack, either through 'natural movement' or when someone pulls your underwear up when your are still wearing it. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

That's it for now. I'm sure I'll come up with more.
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post #227 of 230
Along the lines of the extra r in words, well sort of.... I can't stand it when someone is spelling a word to me with the letter R in it and they say "r-uh". It's a letter, not a 2 syllable word!

I heard something on the tv this morning that reminded me that my dad replaces the n in "cone" with a m calling it a "come" (sounds like comb).
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post #228 of 230
Maybe it's because my grandmother and I don't quite see eye to eye on a lot of things, (generation gap I guess) but she says stuff all the time that drives me crazy. It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't correct everyone else's grammar and pronunciation all the time. She says stuff like...

Mondee, Tuesdee, Wensdee
chemie-cal instead of chemical
Muck Donald's instead of McDonald's
worsh instead of wash
wa-wa instead of water

And when I was younger, before I started school to learn proper grammar, I would say something to her like, "I got to get my stuff." She would say to me, "Desiree it's 'I need to get my things' not 'I got to get my stuff'." All the while I was thinking, geez lady I'm only four!

I also hate:

exposed or suppos-ed instead of supposed
luckfully instead of luckily
pronouncements instead of pronunciation
umb-o-rella instead of umbrella
Wal-Mark instead of Wal-Mart
Taco Boono instead of Taco Bueno

A friend of mine used to say Pabbage Catch and beltseat

And I detest when people spell words incorrectly on purpose...

dawg for dog
hawt for hot
dis for this
dat for that
u for you
ur for your or you are

I'm real big on spelling, grammar, punctuation and pronunciation. Can you tell?
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post #229 of 230
Seems like everyone I know says crazy things. My MIL is from Maine (although she hasn't lived there for 30 years!) and says things like: hamburg for hamburger and SULsa for SALsa, mum for mom, Oniways for anyway. I saw that someone else says "gobs" for cake-like cookies with a filling; she calls them whoopie pies.

Hubby: Says nuc-u-lar instead of nuCLEAR and says they both sound exactly the same; he can't hear the difference in pronunciation. HUH? He also says a "GROW of trees" instead a "GROVE of trees". I had to prove to him that it's "grove" and he still says "grow" to be ridiculous. He can't stand the words QUICHE, DOILIES and COTTAGE. The look on his face when someone says one of them is complete disgust. HA!

My mom: Says "SOURcastic" instead of "SARcastic" and she says "EYEtalian". Makes me nuts.

When people say "my dog PAST away". UGH! Or when they can't spell simple words like BANANA. I've seen people spell it "bannana". Where have they ever seen it spelled this way?!

Or when people use quotes inappropriately, such as: "Thank You" for washing your hands or "Please" wipe your boots. They could either use italics or they could use capital letters to emphasize the words. SHEESH!

When we lived in Minneapolis, my co-workers called a rubber band a rubber binder.

My kids say a word they made up: amn't. Example: "Emily, you're stepping on my toy!", "No I amn't!" It's not a word, but it makes total sense! Am not, is not, could not, etc. I think it should be added to the dictionary!! icon_confused.gif

My 5 year old son calls a snail a "slurmy". And why not really?

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I can't stand people saying libary, exspecially, slacks, fustrated (dh says this). I'm sure there are more, but I'll stop there.

That being said, I'm from PA originally and say crik (it drives dh nuts). My grandmother who lives in PA says davenport for couch, sweeper for vaccuum, pop, pocketbook, and she cleans her teeth. Now that I live in New England, I say wicked, as in its wicked hot out. I do pronounce my r's which many New Englanders don't do.
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