ANSWERS: 48
  • It generally doesn't bother me, but if it's someone who already irritates me, it will really get on my nerves.
  • No, I assume they don't know any better. As long as I can understand what they mean, it's not something I am going to stress myself out about or become annoyed over. Life is too short for that kind of thing.
  • No. Local dialects are an essential part of language evolution. Here in the UK we have lots more regional variation in language than you do in the US. And I love it.
  • Only if it's someone who should know better. If it's a little kid- that's so darned cute!
  • Yes, and it annoys me when people misspell words.
  • It actually does irritate me. It's not a regional difference in dialect. If a word is "drown," then it's not pronounce "drowned." If the word is "oriented," then "orientated" is simply bad grammar. Dialect differences account for the various ways we pronounce a particular word, not the fact that some of us don't know the proper word to begin with.
  • if they know better it. it's annoying if people say like ecsaped instead of escaped, or funner rather than more fun
  • YES EXACTLY!! My 6th grade science teacher (really anoying) said Tuesday like Tews-dea!! it was awful. one time,she yelled at us when giggled after she said Tews-dea. that happened 3 times, then that we got X-tra homework. :(
  • Yes. If it's a small kiddie it's ok, as they're still learning, sometimes it can be quite funny though in the end you correct them, but in an adult it can be annoying, especially if they keep doing it. It's not 'cute' in an adult and it appears as laziness to learn or remember how to pronounce certain words properly.
  • Yes, quite a few, but at the moment I'd like to know: what's with "axe" instead of "ask"? It's not an impediment, it's somehow being taught to them! And by whom? Teachers, that's who! But no-one corrects them. Madness... Then there's "pronunciation" itself... no 'o' in the middle, don't pronounce it. grrr... ;D
  • Yes and when people do not use proper English, this may be because my mom was an English major :)
  • No not at all. I know not everyone is intelligent or at the same level of intelligence. Learning to be tolerant is much easier to do then to hate because someone isn't as smart as someone else.
  • No, it would not be fair for me, of all people, to be irritated by that ("me" being someone who knows how to correctly pronounce certain words but refuses to do so because she likes the way she says it better).
  • Only at one point we have a town near us called Auburndale (Auburn with dale after it), and people pronounce it Arbendale! IT irritates me horribly
  • Yes, I actually get really irritated. I also get irked when people don't use correct grammar. Two examples: I want to axe you a question about something I know you do ofTTTTTTen. I feel more better now, thank you so very much You did good on your test; I'm feeling good now (common mistake but 'good' should be 'well') I don't get to irritated by 'who' and 'whom' though as that's a really common mistake (and I don't quite get it myself, can someone explain?).
  • Only if I feel like getting mad at my self
  • Yes, it annoys the hell out of me!!! I hate it when people say aks instead of ask. Also, Valentimes Day instead of Valentines Day. These are not regional differences in dialect. These are just dumb people that do not know how to pronounce words properly. I used to live in Britain, I now live in Canada. The way British people speak is a lot different from the way Canadians speak. If you'd still like to suggest that this is just a regional dialect issue then please tell me, in a town of 5000 people why would only 10 or so people pronouce the word incorrectly? It is simply because the person first thought the word was pronounced that way, then they either were never corrected, or were too ignorant to believe they were wrong.
  • Nope, it's called vernacular baby!! You pronounce things depending on where in the world you are from!! It really doesn't make you any less intelligent!!
  • Worsh, makes me cringe.
  • Well, I'll admit. I do indeed pronounce library "libary". My boyfriend makes fun of me for it all the freakin time, lol. I blame it on growing up in a REALLY small hick town where people's grammar was VERY lazy and incorrect. I have lived in Houston, Texas for about 9 years now and I STILL say things incorrectly at times..and I think it'll always be that way, LOL. I don't do it on purpose..and I'm not harming anyone, so I guess everything is cool. I have a descent IQ so it isn't that. :P ;)
  • I particularly dislike Nuffink or Nuffin for Nothing, In fact I hate to hear TH pronounced as FF in any kind of speech. Accents are fine lazy slack speech is not.
  • I don't really care. Some people pronounce things differently...
  • Ohh goodness. YES. Or when people say the word "anyways" As if there is a plural.. of the word anyway...
  • I wouldnt say annoyed.........I look at it as entertainment.
  • Yes! And when they say onest instead of once, kindygarten indstead of kindergarden, and axed instead of asked. It happens a lot around here. People who are not very intellegent, but seem to want people to think they are seem to say "irregardless" a lot. I worked for this jerk-wad of a woman once who used to say that. Drove me insane.
  • Annoyed? Nah...I think it's humorous and sometimes sad. My two favorites are verichle for vehicle and wrerk for work. Oh yes can't forget pogram for program. :) Where I live, anything goes. Sometimes it's laziness, sometimes it's just the way they were raised. Enunciation isn't always practiced 'round heah. Either way, it doesn't make anyone seem less intelligent to me. :)
  • Meh, whatever, doesn't bother me at all.
  • It can depend on what part of the country or world you grew up in. My Mom was from Boston and pronounced everything different from my Dad who was from Canada. Life is too short to be annoyed by such trivial things,Eh! or in Hawaii it would be Ya!LOL
  • If it is someone that already annoys the crap out of me, then DEFINITELY. It makes me cringe and grit my teeth to keep quiet. I also wish I wasn't so much like that. I practice being a more compassionate person. This question brought out an area that isn't very compassionate. I also can't stand it when a deaf person answers the phone. What the hell is up with that?! What, exactly, is going to say?? That is my grandfather. My father-in-law can't utter a word of english, yet insists on answering the phone at our house when he visits. Now, why in the hell would he do that? He knows all the calls are in english!!! Good heavens!!!
  • yes, and especially so when the president of the usa, who has the right to order a nuclear strike, can't even say the word properly...(it's NOT nu-cu-lar...)
  • Their ignorance saddens me and my furry is directed at the failing educational system. ..It still annoys me like hell though I don't say anything.
  • Always get a kick from that Jaguar radio ad where the dude pronounces it Jag-you-are. That may be the proper English pronounciation, I have no idea, but he sounds awfully silly saying it like that. They also say that $49,975 is a deal for one of those cars, and that just makes me laugh.
  • Small things like libary and drownd are a little annoying. But it drives me nuts when people use non existant words. My mother-in-law used a "realestater" when she sold her house. or completely the wrong word like putting the steaks in "marinara" before grilling them. The one that really bugs me is kind of a regional pet peeve. I live in Nevada, pronounced Ne-va-duh. Short "a" like apple. Not Nev-ah-duh. When I hear politician and news ancors say that, oh my god.
  • Nope... Too many accents out there to worry about mispronunciations like that. Every state has people who speak differently - For example, people from Northern Indiana (East) have a different accent than those from Southern Indiana (East) which is different from Central, from North (West) and South (West). They are all conglomerates of the urban areas near them, and what they hear on TV, radio and music. (BTW: You forgot WARSH! LOL Why worry about it if you are not in broadcasting? ;-)
  • No, I notice, but I dont get annoyed. Everyone says things differently for different reasons. As long as I can understand them there is no need to judge or correct.
  • Only when they get their poor cat spaded. I mean, use a spade for its proper purpose please! ;)
  • Yes! It can be very annoying. Pro-nown-see-ay-shun is very in-poor-unt! "Important" is my big pet peeve at the moment. There is a big difference between regional dialect pronunciations and mispronunciation. When a person grows up in Boston they tend to drop the “r” in lots of words but if a person drops the r in car but has no problem with the r in far or bar then they are either uneducated or just simply a dumbass.
  • i get it all the time as a realator. no, i try not to get annoyed. its a waste of energy. i try to find the humor instead. language nuances are difficult to master. for instance, when i first started learning spanish, a hispanic man asked me how old i was. i responded yo tengo vente anos. i thought i said i am 20 years old. what i said was i have 20 a**holes. i should have años instead. so live and learn...and laugh...and empathize.
  • I did when I was younger, now it just amuses me. There are bigger worries in life.
  • Oh yes. If you can't speak english the way it should be spoken as prescribed by your region, do not bother to speak at all.
  • My cousin says lemalade rather than lemonade and that really gets to me!! It wouldn't bother me if she were a child but she's nearly 20! Also it irritates me when people say fajeetas for fajitas (not faheetas like the Spaniards intended) or tortillows rather than torteeyas.. GRR! and supposably rather than supposedly.. lol
  • I'm from Washington state. Not Warshington. Just like George Washington. Not George Warshington. On the flip side, I have a word I simply cannot pronounce correctly, despite working on it. Museum. I can say all the individual sounds, but when I put it together it's "meh-zoom." I tried for years to fix it, but barring taking 15 seconds to sound it out, I just spit it out. Really, I get more annoyed when people use the wrong words for their meaning. Bemused and "irregardless" (irregardless isn't a word, regardless is) irritate me more than mispronounciations.
  • Drownd? Who on earth pronounces drown, drownd? But nah, not really. Actually, it really annoys me when people say poem like poyum. Or said, like sade, instead of sed. So maybe I do.
  • i do, and think of the bad teacher the one had
  • not usually. to me, effective communication is simply just getting your point across. if people know what you mean with no trouble deciphering your words, then you've communicated effectively.
  • It drives me up the wall! May I add to the list? Supposebly. (Supposedly) Norf. (North) Souf. (South) Mowf. (Mouth) Drounded. (Drowned) Drount. (Drowned) Drounted. (Drowned) Seent. (Saw, seen, or had seen) In-nit. (Isn't) I could go on, but I won't. I hurts too much.
  • It annoys me when people pronouce water as "wuder" instead of "waater." It really is pronouced with a T.

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