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Childhood pronunciations I still have trouble with

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Eli M., Apr 21, 2005.


  1. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    "freniture"
    "fermiliar"
    "canka sore"

    When I was a kid, I used to pronounce those words in those ways. I thought that's what I was hearing people say. Now, every time I say one of those words, I have to stop myself from saying it wrong.

    Does anyone else have words like that - leftover childhood pronunciations that you can't get rid of?

    (I started thinking about this because I just typed "familiar" in another thread)
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Sometimes I say "liberry" as a joke.

    Usually people think I'm serious.
     
  3. whenever I try and say "specific" it always come out "pacific"

    Am I talking about something in particular or an ocean? You decide.
     
  4. Rount Mushmore.

    I always spell purpose "porpoise." I made a mistake once and thought it was funny, now I really have to think about it.

    My old next door neighbor could not say "singles." Couldn't do it.
     
  5. I always said "Calorina" intead of Carolina!
     
  6. Wow, you too? Same exact thing here. It's too fun to pronounce it as "liberry." :)
     
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I use the words "ain't" and "stinkin'" alot. Mad Magazine influence probably.
     
  8. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Toronto
    I'm Asian. I was born in Canada. I get 90's in English. I have problems pronouncing 'R's.
     
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My girlfriend use to work in the Jewlery department at WalWorld... and when I want to get ahold of her, I'd have to say, "Hi, can you connect me to the Joory department."