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I've heard a few people say this one:-

 

Testicle instead of technical.

It would, however, Mish,make it more interesting when I am at work studying my technicalities!!

 

Manxman your comment raises so many questions... SO MANY dubious questions :-)

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I got confused between THREE and FREE when I was little.

 

 

I also can not say Exclusivity - unless I remember to start with the X. Dooh

 

And who put the extra i in FILIM ?

 

But the one that really pisses me off is LENT/BORROWED, I really wish people would get it right because it does get so confusing, and they don't understand when you end up saying "who owns it".

 

My other half has a bit of a lisp, and I just have to giggle to myself with some of the things he comes out with.

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Laughing-Manxie, gotta agree wirth you on the lend/borrow one:

 

Person a: 'Can I lend a pen please?'

Person b: 'Certainly, who do you want to lend it to?'

Person a: 'No, can I lend one off you - will you borrow me one?'

Person b: 'Pardon?'

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Getting Ballamona and Ballamodha mixed up

Saying Barra gerroo instead of Bregarow for Barragarroo

Talking about foreign names and places with no effort to use the correct pronunciation

 

(I'm not Manx either)

 

I'm aware of only one word that trips me up 80% of the time and thats 'obligatory' for some reason my tongue and mouth sort of fuse together and refuse to say it, I have to use alternatives that spring to mind like 'mandatory' 'compulsory' 'essential' 'imperative' 'required' but they just don't seem to have the same bite

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My pet hates are mispronunciations like...

 

“NU-KYU-LER”

 

Nuclear – it's “NU-CLEAR”! Think of putting “new” and “clear” together for crissakes.

 

“HAY-CH”

H, it's pronounced with an AY at the start, like “AY-CH”! You don't pronounce W, “Wubbleyou” do you?

 

But the real howlers I heard from someone I once knew who works in IT (much to my continual amazement) who consistently mispronounces IT brand names or products.

 

“Compact” - Compaq

“Roysters” - Reuters

“Citrus Windframe” – Citrix Winframe.. “Do we have to reboot the Citrus server?” Never ceases to amaze me how they're still in that job.

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Saying Barra gerroo instead of Bregarow for Barragarroo

Talking about foreign names and places with no effort to use the correct pronunciation

 

Australian (sp?) here one TT week when asked where he was staying:-

 

"Yeeah, I'm daan in buggeroo bottom mate"

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