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Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:26:03 pm »
Whilst watching an amp guru on YouTube explain about fettling guitar amps he pronounced "soldering" as "sodering" repeatedly. Also "soder" instead of "solder" He was American but still ...
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 02:35:38 pm »
For the last couple of weeks we've had to suffer the mangling of "Machynlleth" in more ways than I thought possible. The only person who could pronounce it correctly was the BBC's Rhun ap Iorwerth. Unfortunately, none of his BBC colleagues can pronounce "Rhun ap Iorwerth"...

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 02:42:53 pm »
As someone with a 'ch' in my name (which is often usually mispronounced), I thought the BBC didn't do too badly.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 02:45:19 pm »

I'm fairly sure that focussing on his pronunciation (Yuman and reconise are my particular favourites) isn't what I was supposed to be doing as he guided me through replacing Gremlins with Autopilots.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 02:48:29 pm »
Pronounciation

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 02:49:51 pm »
*bzzt* deviation. That's spelling.

 :facepalm:
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 02:50:03 pm »
The letter "h" pronounced "haitch" instead of "aitch".

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 02:50:23 pm »
'pacific.

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 02:51:33 pm »
*bzzt* deviation. That's spelling.

 :facepalm:
I think she means the pronunciation of the word pronunciation as pronounciation.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 02:57:57 pm »
"pasta" said by people who say "par-sta"
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 03:00:37 pm »
Nulclear - John Craven does this all the time
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 03:02:42 pm »
"fink" and "fing" instead of "think" and "thing", I'm all for regional accents and street slang but when your a middle aged academic with a doctorate lecturing in English at a major university and taking part in a discussion on Radio 4 that's just an affectation I'm afraid.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 03:08:16 pm »
No1Daughter says appairently.

We laugh rather than cringe though.

"fink" and "fing" instead of "think" and "thing", I'm all for regional accents and street slang but when your a middle aged academic with a doctorate lecturing in English at a major university and taking part in a discussion on Radio 4 that's just an affectation I'm afraid.
Quibbling about f for th when you write 'your' rather than 'you're' is a bit rich, isn't it?

Let she who can spell lightening lightning cast the first stone here, mind.

I'm constantly ridiculed by offspring for giving 'poor' two syllables. In my world, it's poo-er, OK?
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 03:15:20 pm »
Quibbling about f for th when you write 'your' rather than 'you're' is a bit rich, isn't it?

But I don't have a doctorate in English :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 03:30:19 pm »
Quibbling about f for th when you write 'your' rather than 'you're' is a bit rich, isn't it?
You're right about your spelling, but this is a thread about pronunciation.

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2012, 03:31:58 pm »
That American orange grower on adverts on the television, who manages to pronounce oranges without the 'a'

orn-jez...


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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2012, 03:52:00 pm »
Who loves ornj soda?

Kel loves ornj soda!
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2012, 04:28:38 pm »
Whilst watching an amp guru on YouTube explain about fettling guitar amps he pronounced "soldering" as "sodering" repeatedly. Also "soder" instead of "solder" He was American but still ...

IIRC, that is the normal leftpondian mispronunciation of the word.
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2012, 04:35:13 pm »
I hate it when people pronounce Jeremy Hunt correctly...
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2012, 04:38:02 pm »
Who loves ornj soda?

Kel loves ornj soda!

This was immortalised by one of the moon-landers who picked up a handful of dust and exclaimed, "It's ornj!!!"  It's a catch-phrase in our family, now.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2012, 07:39:34 pm »
For the last couple of weeks we've had to suffer the mangling of "Machynlleth" in more ways than I thought possible. The only person who could pronounce it correctly was the BBC's Rhun ap Iorwerth. Unfortunately, none of his BBC colleagues can pronounce "Rhun ap Iorwerth"...

Reminds me of Llansantffraid FC winning the cup in 1996 and listening to Trevor MacDonald trying to pronounce the town name.


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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 07:50:00 pm »

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2012, 08:07:19 pm »
It is increasingly common to see in print the mispronunciation of "would have" to "would of". I guess that in childhood people hear "would've" and misunderstand it as "would of".

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2012, 08:10:42 pm »
Nulclear - John Craven does this all the time

Nukular for 'nuclear'...

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 08:17:55 pm »
I don't think it makes me cringe as such but I am interested in the variety of pronunciation of "mountain". I say it "Mountin" but some people (for example Wowbagger) give a definite "aine" at the end.
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