is it oriented or orientated? - page 10

what words do you hear consistently mispronounced.....my pet peeve is when people wish to say oriented, as in alert and oriented, and they actually say orientated....where are they getting the extra... Read More

  1. by   TammyWilson808
    I hear this a lot here in Hawaii: birfday, not birthday. Or it's
    Valentime's instead of Valentine's Day.
  2. by   ScarlettRN
    Around here, you don't get Chicken Pocks, some people get Chicken Pops! Is it a new pastry from Kellogg? Does one frost it with gravy?
  3. by   cokie
    had a discussion with my dh one day about shrimp. he was going to the store to buy shrimps. i told him that i do believe that shrimp is shrimp, whether there are one or many. much like deer. well, he got out the dictionary and taught me not to argue with him about correct english....it's shrimps. was my face red, as english is my mother tongue, but not his. he knows the dictionary better than i.........chicken pops...that one had me lol. my grown neice says "a while back ago" and "they're well off to do". she just made these terms up...cracks me up.
  4. by   Audreyfay
    what really gets me is "na-zha". everywhere...even the news, everyone. can we not say nausea anymore? it's na-ze-a!!!
  5. by   Audreyfay
    P.S. Thanks for letting me vent! The Sanna meter was also a source of irritation as well. At last! Others who understand the fly that bugs me!
  6. by   Brita01
    Originally posted by cokie
    had a discussion with my dh one day about shrimp. he was going to the store to buy shrimps. i told him that i do believe that shrimp is shrimp, whether there are one or many. much like deer. well, he got out the dictionary and taught me not to argue with him about correct english....it's shrimps. was my face red, as english is my mother tongue, but not his. he knows the dictionary better than i.

    Shrimps? That just sounds wrong. I always thought the plural was shrimp.
  7. by   PennyLane
    Originally posted by Jussurfin
    There are also certain sentences where a preposition is included but not required, e.g. the sentence, "Where is it at?" can be more correctly shortened and the prepositional ending eliminated by simply saying or writing, "Where is it?" But as Winston Churchill once jokingly said, "Ending sentences in prepositions is a habit up with which I will not put."
    That is such a great quote! :chuckle
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    Originally posted by Brita01
    Shrimps? That just sounds wrong. I always thought the plural was shrimp.
    Well, you're half right. :>) According to Merriam-Webster, it is "shrimps" OR "shrimp" (plural). As in,

    I'm going to buy some shrimp.

    or

    I'm going to buy shrimps.

    Here they say 'scrimp'. I'mma go get somma 'dem scrimps.
  9. by   celestlyn
    And how about 'lucy-aner' instead of 'louisiana'. And by the way, Oregonians live in 'Or-ee-gun', not 'or-EE-gone'.
  10. by   ACNORN
    I have to add it makes me crazy when I hear people say "Idear" instead of "idea"

    And I try not to laugh when a co-worker says she is going to "nip it in the butt" versus "nip it in the bud".

    On a patient satisfaction survey, one patient thanked us for helping him get rid of his "staff" infection. I laughed so hard. I think I've had a "staff" infection before too!!
  11. by   Mithrah
    I hear dilation mispronounced by instructors. Instead of die-lay-shun. I hear dill-luh-tay-shun.

    I know the British pronounce capillaries, kuh-pill-uh-rees.
  12. by   cokie
    heMOGlemin........
  13. by   Huq
    "I know the British pronounce capillaries, kuh-pill-uh-rees."

    Not quite Mithrah.
    CAP-ill-a-rees.
    English English....stress the first syllable.

    capil-AIR-REES
    American English...stress the last syllable.
    We use dilation AND dilatation, two words which are interchangeable.

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