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post #31 of 230
LOL on alot of these things. I'm an aussie and our vernacular is pretty lazy and we say alot of the things here. (unintentional)

I use blinker, the sound of some things come out emma chisit (how much is it), em and eggs (ham and eggs), we use vacuums, we use tomato sauce (ketchup) and a few other things said.
Although fondue is a goo we dip things in and fondant is the stuff we use on cakes hehehehe

Still ROFL

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post #32 of 230
Deb you are cracking me up.

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i used to be a representative for a company that does home parties exclusively for women (yes it's THAT kind of company Wink Wink) and one day a lady called me asking if we sold "ling-a-ree"... i responded that yes we sold "long-sja-ray", would she like me to send her a catalog...and then she goes on and on about a party they'd done a short time before that sold tons of "ling-a-ree"...

i'm thinking "lady, i just gave you a somewhat subtle polite hint that you're not saying it correctly...what part of that did you miss?"

now my husband, best friend, and i all call it that just for fun!



I just let out a huge guffaw at that.

A good friend of mine cannot stand hearing or reading the word "supple". She says she "hears" it being said with a lisp and it drives her batty. It makes me laugh.

A pet peeve of mine that I've heard all too often since living down south - those who add an "er" to the end of words.

Example: South Carolin-er.

There's a town here called Marietta. I've heard people say "Mariett-er."

Just stab my eardrums, please.
post #33 of 230
Okay, I've got one...my Dad, for some WEIRD reason, ends several place names in "ah". I lived in Hawaii for several years, but if my Dad spoke about where I lived he'd tell people I was in "Hawai-ah". And one of my closest friends is from, in my Dad's words, "Ohi-ah". Drives me crazy!

I could not stop giggling at the things indydebi wrote, I was reading it to DH and we were both cracking up!

And Jen, we only tease you because we love you! lol
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post #34 of 230
Our pastor drives me nuts. He uses the word "scary" profusely. Like in, " that's scary stuff guys, scary stuff." All the time. It's like we're 5 yr olds.
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I also go batty when people refer to their "blinker" instead of a "turn signal". (I bet it's a regional thing because no one around here calls it a "blinker" but it seems like I hear it in all the shows out of California.) If you ever get a ticket for failing to use these, I'm sure it's a "turn signal violation" not a "blinker violation".




Indydebi, I love this one, I can't stand it either. I live in MN and here the only other problem with the "Turn Signals" is that they seem to be "an options on most people's cars" You never know where the He## these people are going!! This is the only time while in the car, I will say anything out loud to other drivers like tapedshut.gif "the signal is not an option on your car, I know it comes standard!!!!" icon_mad.gif My 5 year old is starting to get it and now says, Mommy that was not a safe driver thumbs_up.gif and I agree everytime! I am pretty sure it's not just a MN thing either!! Anyone else!

My first language is french and I hear people butcher stuff all the time. Like many of you I try and explain it once or twice, then I'll give up for that day and try again another day!

I have a weird first name it's the french of Paula so it's Paule, I usually spell it out for people P.A.U.L.E like Paul with an "E" at the end. But you pronounce it like "North Pole". You have no idea how many people will look me straight in the eye and say, so it's spelled P.O.L.E?? I try not to make a icon_confused.gif face and I smile and say, no it's P.A.U.L.E like some of your said before, I know people dont listen! I know it's hard sometimes and I am the first one to forget someone's name, but it's so funny when friends or ours notice this conversation for the first time, I can see their heads going up and down with this Oh, I get what they said now! icon_razz.gif

Well I respond to anything that is kind of close since my DH's name happens to be Paul not to confuse anyone, but phone calls at our house are sometimes very confusing or extremely funny.... do you want to speak to MR or Mrs Paul ... you get the long pause at the other end, then we say, is there an e or not at the end?

Anyhow I have several friend that call me POOL or Pooly or they always want to write Paule with an accent on top! I gave up a long time ago on my name. But when it comes to food, I always try a few more times.

By the way, thanks for starting this one, I have yet to hear Fondue for Fondant, and I will surely try not to LOL when I do hear it, but I am sure I will smile from ear to ear and remember this post.

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post #36 of 230
Okay, I've just gotta dive into this one.

My sister-in-law, who happens to be an elementary school teacher, drives me crazy with her speech. I won't even get into how she writes. {shudder} Some of it comes from her mother and sister too, but much of it is all hers and hers alone.

Anyway, no matter how many times DH and I correct her, she pronounces wrought iron as "roth iron". The last couple of years she has gotten into the habit of adding an "r" sound at the end of certain words, especially the word "Yeah" (pronounced "yeahr" by her - not yay). They also constantly refer to prostate (when talking about someone being tested for, or finding out someone has, cancer) as "prostrate". There are a few others, but I can't think of them right now.

As for those of you who have heard people refer to the fondant as fondue, maybe they think poured fondant is made in a fondue pot. icon_confused.gif

Who knows? Someone else that drove me crazy regarding cakes specifically, is my Wilton instructor at Michael's. Very sweet, but she called couplers "cooplers" and when making a dam to keep the filling in a cake, she referred to it as a bridge. Very annoying to me.
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post #37 of 230
There is a young woman is my area that calls it fan-d-ant and she makes cakes!
The one that bothers me is agg instead of egg.
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post #38 of 230
icon_lol.gif This is the funniest thread I've read in a long time! I am Mexican-American and my Wonderful, Beautiful ( I cannot say enough "ful" words to describe her ) Grandma used to pronounce words of French derivation (ie. chauffer, champagne, chandelier) with a "ch" sound (like in church) instead of the "sh" sound because she was so afraid to BE mispronouncing words! icon_surprised.gif I'd try and try to explain to her that THOSE words were ok to say with the "ch" sound... She'd just look at me with this look like, "you poor thing; you are going to get made fun of..." icon_confused.gif I LOVED her to death!

But my real pet peeves are 1. ALL of Rachel Ray's lingo (yumm-o, sammy, E-V-O-O, delish ) icon_mad.gif Someone STOP her! icon_lol.gif

2. When people say, "Take the baby a bath" instead of GIVE him a bath

3. Sang-wich instead of Sandwich

4. AND I hate hate hate when people call me Lydia instead of Lynda (pronounced LINDA) AAAAAARRRGGG icon_mad.gif I mean since when does Lydia have the letter N in it? I swear I used to get into so much trouble in school for "not answering" roll call icon_lol.gif
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post #39 of 230
icon_biggrin.gif OMG! I just read your post about Rachel Ray and her irritating expressions (i.e. "YUMMO"!) I had to post how much I agree.....thought I was the only one. And I'm Mexican American too, so I know what you mean about the stuff your Grandmother says, bless her!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #40 of 230
Darn.. I'd sure bother alot of you..

I say "pop" not soda.. most Canadians call it pop
I use my blinker, not my turn signal
I call the remote the "flicker" as in flicking the channels
vacuum not sweeper
I ask where is the washroom, not the restroom
and of course adding the "eh" onto the end of every sentence. icon_lol.gif (actually I hope I don't do that, though we are known to do it) icon_lol.gif
post #41 of 230
I hate the word 'nice', it's so non-descript, and too frequently used when people mean something else! I also hate people who misspell my name - it Trudi with an I at the end, but you wouldn't believe the number of people who insist on putting a Y at the end, even when I've written my name down for them to copy - it's like they know better and I'm spelling my name wrong!!! My FIL still spells my name with a Y after 6 years, there are times when I want to thump him, I think it's just rude!
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post #42 of 230
I have to admit, I like Rachel Ray, even though I usually am easily irritated by chipper, super-perky people. icon_smile.gif

I didn't like her much at first, because I thought she seemed fake, but after watching her show for a while (30 Minute Meals), I realized she is for real. I don't think any of it is an act. For some people that may not matter--they're going to be annoyed by her anyway--but it made me like her. She is who she is, and she seems to be a nice, happy person for the most part.
I could do without "yummo" though. lol

Now the Food Network personality I can't watch is Giada DeLaurentis. She seems nice enough, and her food looks yummo (ha!), but her affectations and facial expressions annoy me.

We say "blinker" here in Utah, too. I don't know anyone who calls it a turn signal, though of course that's its official name.

We call soda, "pop," too. I personally use both soda and pop interchangeably, but when I was growing up it was always called pop.

Another pet peeve: library pronounced "libary." There are two Rs!
post #43 of 230
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We say "blinker" here in Utah, too. I don't know anyone who calls it a turn signal, though of course that's its official name.



That's funny, every British person I know calls it an indicator, which I believe is our 'official' term!
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post #44 of 230
How could I forget my mom's own language.

Our favorite -

Library is "Lie-berry"

And my grandmother pronounces the days of the week with an "ee" sound at the end. "Mondee, Tuesdee, Wednesdee..."
post #45 of 230
Oh my friend's husband says "pop" too, and I call all soda "coke". They both drive my husband nuts. My husband says "I wanna talk at you." Or "Can I talk at her?" What's that!?



A girl at my work let it be known that she hates the word "nostril", so we now work it into every possible conversation.
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