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I hate it when people pronounce 'ghoti' like 'got-ee' or 'goat-ee', when really it's pronounced 'fish'.

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(Original post by Nerol)
I hate it when people pronounce 'ghoti' like 'got-ee' or 'goat-ee', when really it's pronounced 'fish'.

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Ghoughpteighbteau also in the same way = ? anyone?
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(Original post by lillith)
Ghoughpteighbteau also in the same way = ? anyone?
You really have to love the complexity (stupidity?) of the English language, sometimes!
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(Original post by snowyowl)
That's a really strange way of saying them.

The one that annoys me is "aks" for ask. :rage:
In AAVE (African American Vernacular English) this is accepted. And it's growing in popularity in the south of England (London mainly) due to the increased acceptance of AAVE there, mostly amongst young black people. So it's not actually wrong, just a different way of saying it
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(Original post by Nerol)
You really have to love the complexity (stupidity?) of the English language, sometimes!
Yes, I remember hearing this when I was doing A level French (We were moaning about learning tenses) We were told that English was much more difficult for non native speakers to learn. This truly illustrates the point!
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Pronouncing the letter "h" as "haich". Boy does that annoy me, it's "aich"!!
One of my tutors does this!
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(Original post by Telecaster Steak)
I tend to base its pronunciation off the rest of the sentence, whichever way sounds best.
Same goes for words like "economic" ("ek" or "eek") and "the".

I don't know if there's a definite correct way to say it.
you could pronounce them either way i suppose
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people pronouncing my family name wrong "Fallon", mispronounced anywhere from Felon, Salon, Fall On, I've heard it all lol
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(Original post by ryan9900)
I went to college with a lot of people from North Wales and it annoyed me so much that they didn't say it our way (*cough* the correct way).

Sometimes I feel bad for correcting people because I'm probably outnumbered by how many say 'Shrowsbury', but nobody will convince me that it's the right one
Ahh ok, the Welsh are weird Everyone I know of our generation says it the right way though, although they're mostly from Telford


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(Original post by TH3-FL45H)
Think you made a mistake



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Yeah looks like I did. I meant 'perscription' instead of 'prescription'
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