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NewsFlash
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/26/2009 8:14PM - in reply to asfsf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
not as much as the word Realtor. When it's pronounced relator that pissed me off.
OldManRunner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/26/2009 8:23PM - in reply to NewsFlash Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

NewsFlash wrote:

not as much as the word Realtor. When it's pronounced relator that pissed me off.


So it would probably really annoy you that N.A.R. (National Association of Realtors) is running a TV and radio ad campaign where the lady doing the commercial says "Realator"
Mrs. Masterbooner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/26/2009 9:03PM - in reply to OldManRunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

OldManRunner wrote:
What pisses me off is when people say "Warshington" instead of "Washington"...growing up near D.C. you would hear it ALL the time


In the same neck of the (MD)woods: "Hey hon, I just changed the "earl" in mah car after I "warshed" it and now I'm gonna go drive to "kwar" practice at the church downeeocean.

It's never the native Washingtonians who use the word "warsh".
asfsf
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 1:37AM - in reply to linguist Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

linguist wrote:

well then I guess it should also make you pissed off when people say [wens day] instead of [wed- nes- day] or [clim] instead of [climb]. Some words are just not pronounced as they are written. Other words, due to an assimilation of articulatory features change over time to make the word easier to pronounce.


No, it doesn't, because these are two different types of situations.
My Left Nut
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 1:53AM - in reply to asfsf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How about people from New Jersey saying youse guys? And even worse, locals saying Baltermere and people in Louisville saying Louieville?

Don't sweat the little stuff.
Ticktock
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 2:10AM - in reply to My Left Nut Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

My Left Nut wrote:

How about people from New Jersey saying youse guys? And even worse, locals saying Baltermere and people in Louisville saying Louieville?

Don't sweat the little stuff.

People from New Jersey don't actually say youse. Just so you know.
incorrect title101
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 3:37AM - in reply to asfsf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Your title needs amending:

"Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong?"

This suggests that they pronounce "jewelry" as "wrong" - clearly ridiculous. You should have used an adverb such as "incorrectly".
Mrs. Masterbooner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 6:47AM - in reply to Ticktock Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
People in Balmer do. "How you's like your aiggs, hon?"
look it up next time
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 7:34AM - in reply to p.n. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

p.n. wrote:
No, it can be either.

"Forte," meaning "loudly," is from the Italian and accordingly is pronounced with two syllables.



Forte means strong.
Not perfect
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 8:33AM - in reply to asfsf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
My pet peeve is "Febuary" instead of "February". My wife also likes to say Wednesdee or Tuesdee. Drives me nuts, but she grew up in Spokane so I have to cut her some slack.
hugs & kisses
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 8:46AM - in reply to Mrs. Masterbooner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Mrs. Masterbooner wrote:

In the same neck of the (MD)woods: "Hey hon, I just changed the "earl" in mah car after I "warshed" it and now I'm gonna go drive to "kwar" practice at the church downeeocean.

It's never the native Washingtonians who use the word "warsh".


Not sure where you are/were, but this is very true on the Eastern Shore of MD. When we lived there, my wife and I--transplanted northerners--would occasionally have trouble understanding what the locals were saying. Not all the locals of course (I'm thinking mainly of guys that worked on my lawn mower, painted my house, etc.) but enough of them to make an impression.
p.n.
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 2/27/2009 9:08AM - in reply to look it up next time Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

look it up next time wrote:


p.n. wrote:
No, it can be either.

"Forte," meaning "loudly," is from the Italian and accordingly is pronounced with two syllables.



Forte means strong.

Well, of course you're right! It can translate as "strong" and, depending on the context, at least 30 other English words.
http://www.wordreference.com/iten/forte

However, I think most American English speakers learn the Italian word "forte" (pronounced with two syllables) from its appearance in music, where it usually means "loud."

Your point (that it can have multiple English translations) is well taken. *My* point was the need to distinguish between the Italian "forte"--two syllables--and the French "forte"--one syllable.
coach bigfoot
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/2/2009 12:45AM - in reply to p.n. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What about the word milk...some people pronounce it "meh-lk".
Mrs. Masterbooner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/2/2009 7:39AM - in reply to hugs & kisses Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes, the Eastern Shore's the same as southern MD, Baltimore, Hagerstown...pretty much any rural MD area. The best is the 7th District of MD (in St. Mary's Co.) and Tangier Island. I've heard it's related to Cornwall English. I haven't heard it enough to replicate it, but it really sounds like the white man's ebonics.
haah
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/2/2009 8:47AM - in reply to Mrs. Masterbooner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you say Wednesday right, it should come out sounding like Wensday, or with a slight pronunciation of the 'd' as in wed-n's-day. Kind of like "weddin's day" except no 'i'. You kind of blend the d and the n together.

I'm also pretty sure Favre is pronounced F-ah-ff or F-ah-fuh. I'm not sure, but I don't think it's pronounced farv.
The whateverhefeelslike runner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/3/2009 11:55PM - in reply to haah Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I know people who pronounce sugar "shuh-ger" and other people who pronounce it "shih-ger".



Where is the "i" in sugar?
808
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/4/2009 2:34AM - in reply to The whateverhefeelslike runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
People who pronounce "crayon" as "cran"

"nuclear" as "NEW-kill-ER" is pretty bad, too.
bucky done gun
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/4/2009 3:04AM - in reply to 808 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Typical American bastardisation of the English language. The word is 'jewellery', but as seems to be the case with too many words these days, that's apparently too complex for the good ol' US of A, so they simplified it.

So that's why people pronounce the -ery bit at the end. They're right, you're not - sorry
the whateverifeellike runner
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/4/2009 10:16AM - in reply to bucky done gun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

bucky done gun wrote:

Typical American bastardisation of the English language. The word is 'jewellery', but as seems to be the case with too many words these days, that's apparently too complex for the good ol' US of A, so they simplified it.

So that's why people pronounce the -ery bit at the end. They're right, you're not - sorry




No, I'm sorry, but you pronounce the word as it's currently spelled, not how it used to or should be spelled.
bucky done gun
RE: Does it piss you off when people pronounce "jewelry" wrong? 3/4/2009 10:38AM - in reply to the whateverifeellike runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It IS spelled that way. Not 'should be' or 'used to be'.
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