I could probably live with jagwire because I'm first generation Yankee and it makes up for all of the Southerners who pronounce "ire" words as "ahr" (for example, squire is pronounced squahr, which of course rhymes with square. :) I could probably go with sment too since it counteracts all of my relatives who pronounce it CEEment. :)
But ashfalt is unforgiveable. And that's definitely going on the list. In fact, maybe we need a list of the words with their mispronunciations spelled phoenetically (e.g., ashfalt, febbuary, reelator, and so on).
But, uselessness, I think you are the odd one out when it comes to salmon, though. Both the pronunciation guides for m-w and dictionary.com have the 'l' as silent.
This reminds me ... pronunciation is often mispronounced as pronounciation.
Yes, sadly, these come from actual quotes. You can find the references for them all over the web. The only exception is strategery, which was coined by Will Farrell in a send-up of W on SNL. It's rumored the the president loved it so much, he adopted it and it became part of the White House vernacular.
This one wasn't made up by Bush himself, but by Will Farrell, playing Bush on SNL. However, it's rumored that Bush loved it so much that he adopted it into his vocabulary, and it became commonplace around the White House.
Hi, pamelad. I work in the computer world and study the history and psychology of religion as a side interest. So, yeah, I see icons too. Everywhere. But do you find that people use this word to mean something other than what it is?
I'm all about stylish comfort. So, I can't thank feminist Amelia Jenks Bloomer enough for the eponymously named garment that broke us girls out of the hoop skirt trap. And I'm telling you I was way ahead of my time as a 2nd grader in my ever-so-fashionable gauchos. (They were almost as cool as my Garanimals outfits.) Nowadays, I step out in salwar and churidhar that I found on my shopping sprees in India.
Completely different from a pointsetta, which, from the sounds of it, must be a mixed breed dog found in a Georgia pound. I suppose those could make nice Christmas presents too, but they require a bit more than watering.
OK, I'm having one of those "if I don't know what in the hell they are talking about, then they must be talking about me" moments. Either I'm completely oblivious to my blunders or I'm living in a pronunciation safe zone. Seriously, how does one mispronounce "Vietnamese" and "realtor" and "spaghetti" and "macrame"?
OK, I know its use as a colloquial synonym of 'excellent' has been around since the early 80's, but I still need a word that only means 'inducing terror or unbounded awe' because when I get that feeling (which happens more often than you'd think), using an adjective that implies anything less would just sacrilegiously cheapen the experience.
So, my two euros (since pennies aren't worth much these days): If your breath hasn't been taken away or your perception of reality hasn't been turned on its head or you aren't quaking with terror, then perhaps what you've encountered is something merely hawesome. :)
For something to be ironic, it must be both coincidental and paradoxical (or at the very least counterintuitive). Not just coincidental or even coincidental and unfortunate. To say, "Ironically, we arrived at the same time," would be incorrect unless, perhaps, both of you left from the same point at the same time but one of you headed West by donkey and the other traveled by plane, heading East.
Personally, I like an element of poetic justice as well. So, if the donkey rider also sat atop an animal named "Glider" and the plane passenger had acted like an ass, well, that's ironic.
Dec 7, 2006
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