Thursday, May 29, 2014

Off Topic

The hardest word to pronounce in my vocabulary right now is Maleficent.

68 comments:

Procrastibator said...

You must be drunk, have a lisp and a mouth full of bacon

Pip said...

I realized I had been pronouncing it incorrectly just the other day. I think it sounds better the way I was saying it.

Count Jerkula said...

I always mix up Prostate and Prostrate. Leads to some mix ups when requesting massages.

Count Jerkula said...

Goop continues to show the world she is a brainless cunt.


TMZ link Compares being bashed on the net to being in war.

melissa said...

Reporter this a.m. called it
MAL' efficient

Riven said...

Tehachapi Pass is basically impossible for me to say.

sandybrook said...

Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers

MM said...

Hmm, I guess I've been pronouncing it Mal-IF-icent when it should be Mal-EFF-icent?

tara17 said...

Mal
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fey
cent

Procrastibator said...

Enty I hope you got your spider bite medically checked out. If your tongue is numb, and brain function impaired I suggest you see an acupuncturist stat

GatorGirl said...

She's a fucking brainless bitch. As a mom with 3 boys in the Air Force, one of whom just returned from Qatar, I'd like to personally kick her in the teeth.

Seachica said...

I don't care how it's pronounced. Angie freaks me out (not in a good way) whenever I see her in it. Two hours of that would likely kill me

fancyscreenname said...

I'm black so the word ASK doesn't quite roll off the tongue.
;^)

Procrastibator said...

Fancyscreenname : where I come from, it's aks. And we're mostly whiteys.

WareCat said...

I refuse to watch this movie.
She was my favorite villain & Angie just ruined my childhood memories.

Evil Kumquat said...

Made-up words are always the worst to pronounce.

OneEyeCharlie said...

@Fancy HA!

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Hard for Brad Pitt too since getting punched

wahoowifey said...

WahooHubby and I were just talking about this two days ago...I can't say "anonymity"... it comes out annoniminity or some garbled mess no matter how hard I try. He thought is was cute. Still kinda struggle with "musician"...kinda comes out as magician.

rajahcat said...

idk I think she is perfect for Maleficent.......fits her quite nicely

Seven of Eleven said...

My friend from England insists I pronounce aluminum wrong. She says it's al-YOU-min-eeum instead of ah-loo-min-um.

Count Jerkula said...

LOL @ Fancy. "Lemme axe you a question."

Gayeld said...

But how can that be? Just ask her mother, Goops' perfect in every way. We're just jealous posers who wish we were as wonderful as she was.

@GatorGirl. I'll hold your coat and kick her bodyguards in the shins.

Lyrics Ann Chords said...

I hate the word Chipotle.ijs

Gayeld said...

ta-hatch-ah-pea.

AKM said...

I just gotta say it...GatorGirl, you and your sons fucking rock. May they always be kept safe and out of harm's way.

Gayeld's got your coat, but I'll hold your earrings when you pull 'em out.

Gayeld said...

@Melissa. I know this isn't a funny topic, but I was a kid in the Merced area when that bus load of kids from Chowchilla was kidnapped and buried. We laughed so loud over all the reporters trying to pronounce Chowchilla. Chow-chill-ah. Not Chi-chee-ah.

Gayeld said...

@Orvilla. *snort*

Gayeld said...

Inauguration. Cannot, for the life of me, pronounce it correctly.

Tuolumne. Two-wall-ah-me. Ygnacio. Ig-nah-see-oh. Visalia. Vy-sail-ya.

Inauguration. In-augerat...In-ah-ger...Swearing-In-Ceremony.

Gayeld said...

@Seven. She's wrong. ;-Þ

Riven said...

@ Gayeld see the thing is I know how it should be pronounced, but when I attempt to say it my mouth just will not cooperate. Thankfully I can just say "the Grapevine" and most California people know what I mean.

Gayeld said...

@Riven. For me it's always hardest when the word is in front of me. My brain can't always make the connect between how it sounds and how it looks. Especially all those Spanish and Indian places around CA.

nora nader said...

Gywneth Paltrow is a fucking moron. I cannot believe the shit she spews out of her mouth!! Right after Memorial Day too. She's such a heartless, self-centered person. I can't imagine her loving anyone but herself.

skippy said...

YOgurt vs yoGurt. Always confusing in the skippy home.

Renoblondee said...

Hubby can't say ridiculous or Kanye. Lol

PugsterMom said...

It's REAL-TOR. Not REAL-A-TOR. Drives me NUTS. Especially when I hear REALTORS mispronounce it.

skippy said...

My daaghter still says callerpitar . Love it

La Minette Grincheuse said...

Not if you worked for Disney for 15 years.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I get celebs names wrong in conversations all the time:

Naya Rivera - Naya Riviera.

Irina Shayk - Irina Shake.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Bitch.

Ok, that last one might actually be quite apt.

Sherry said...

LOL Fancy..I grew up in the south and AXE was used a lot along with Lie-berry..

Oh Goop..Just STFU and you might make it another day.

RowdyRodimus said...

God punished me for being one of those people who would always correct someone's pronunciation. After my stroke, I have trouble getting certain syllables to roll off the tongue and I am always mispronouncing words now.

Karma is hard, Y'all

fancyscreenname said...

@procrastibator
same here (axe).lol
Not ME though...

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I lime the food there tho. - to annoy my friend I call it
"Chip ol tee" (rather than Chi pote lay" )

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

For me it's "wheel barrel".
Rear barrow.
Actually kind of works in the context I use it.

Nicole Lee said...

@Gayeld The most butchered Central Valley towns I've heard are Visalia and Tulare

Gayeld said...

@Nicole. Add Chowchilla and I'd say you've got the top three. Although, I've heard people pronounce Modesto and Merced wrong too.

sugarbread maker said...

I keep pronouncing vegetables as cheeseburgers.
I say pizza instead of fruit. I blame it on a lisp.

BeckyMae said...

I'm the same @sugarbread I try to pronounce water but instead I say beer!!

PotPourri said...

Male-Fish-ent. That's the way I pronounced it.

PotPourri said...

Who named that stupid character anyway?

Laninna said...

Think of a hatchet.

LowKey said...

Signal/single. Prostate/prostrate. Abdominal/abominable. My brain knows the difference but my mouth doesn't.

Left/right. My mouth knows the difference but my brain doesn't.

Nicole Lee said...

I have a friend that can't pronounce toilet.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Ter-lit. Lol

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

I hope to, one day, correctly pronounce superfluous. Not betting on it, but a chick can dream.

BeckyMae said...

My Mum can't say 'VietNAmese' she says 'Vietnese'....makes me giggle...every...time...

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

@Seven, aluminum was one of mine, too!

I'm hearing impaired and had years of speech therapy but some words...grrr!

OneEyeCharlie said...

That must have been doubly interesting when you were drinking, Meanie .-)

LowKey said...

OMG that sounds like my FIL, Meanie!
Window=winder
Dishes=deeshes
Fish=feesh
Wash=warsh
Every time, I'd interrupt with, "Spell that!"
It never happened... Just got me the stink eye.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

It was very inner-resting! :D

Low Key, your FIL sounds like some of the folks from Mom's side: Allegheny mountains!

Seven of Eleven said...

My SO's dad from Iowa says "Warshington", cracks me up every time.

Riven said...

OT:

NEW YORK RANGERS BABY!!

*exits topic*

ichabod absolom said...

I can say it but I totally don't understand who they are marketing this movie to. No way my niece or nephews are going to go see it because it will scare the bejesus out of them, they are first grade, kindergarten. Don't think teens will care, or tweens for that matter. Wonder if Angie's adult fans will care enough about her to go see a fairy tale..she herself said her kid had to be in it because all the other child actors were scared to death of her. The christians aren't going to be loading their kids up to see a story about a witch. I can't figure out what market they are going for but if they are trying for the "Frozen" demographic I think they are misguided.

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auntliddy said...

Ichabod- good thoughts. Perhaps the twilight/ goth crowd?

Sprink said...

@Seven, you and your English friend are both correct; the words are spelled differently.

It's aluminum in the US and aluminium in the UK.

The Wikipedia entry has an etymology section that goes into detail if you're interested.

Anyway, that's the least of my worries; the thing that REALLY gets me is how Brits pronounce sixth as sickth. I loathe that (mis)pronunciation.

LowKey said...

@Meanie-Appalachian region of Southeast Ohio. Must be a mountain folk thang!

LowKey said...

Whinge for whine is the one that gets me... WTF Brits? ;)