The Nucular List–Words we love to misfronounce

December 22, 2009 by cloften  
Filed under General Insanity, Silliness and Rants

A new list that we will be working on over the holidays.  Words that we mispronounce.  Maybe it’s one your dad mispronounces or almost everyone.  Give me your suggestions.  Top 10 best mispronounced words.


6 Responses to “The Nucular List–Words we love to misfronounce”
  1. Shane says:

    wow, where to start? The “ular” words – nucular, simular, the “sorry honey, the “R” is silent words” – Warshington, Warsh, Quarchita, and a personal favorite – Shrevesport (from my dad)

  2. I thought that this would be easy but I am having a hard time thinking of one…anyways, …That’s it! Anyways instead of anyway.

  3. Carolyn Loften says:

    Going to The Wal-MartS does that count

  4. Basghetti, Libary, my mom says Massatussets. May favorite one ever was one i said when I was probably 12ish and saw this in a book, hore de vores (hors d’oeurves).

  5. I never thought about it until I got into real estate, but Realtor (pronounced “real-LA-tor”) as a personal favorite now.

  6. Being that we are from the South – where do I begin? The two must have ones have been mentioned – the “ar” sound used in words with no “r” in there anywhere – WARSH instead of WASH – drives me nuts. And adding an S to the end of store names – Wal Marts, Belks, etc. This is Arkansas…where WAL MART (no “s”) was created. We should know better. My mother in law always says Belks instead of Belk. Again…drives me crazy.

    Here are some more…
    DUCK Tape instead of Duct tape. The T should be pronounced. We probably use more Duct tape in the south than anywhere on the planet. We should know this one.
    VETINARIAN and VETRINARIAN instead of Veterinarian.
    AKS instead of Ask.
    BOB wire instead of Bard Wire – again, this is the south, we should get this one right.
    EXPRESSO instead of Espresso
    LIBARY instead of Library
    PROBLY instead of probably.

    Ok, that’s all I got for now.

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