is it oriented or orientated?

  1. 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 a and t......
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  3. by   ceecel.dee
    I hate that one too!

    Prostrate rather than prostate bugs me.....

    In report, a nurse described someone as "emancipated" rather than emaciated....had a tough time not laughing
  4. by   mastiff38
    Irregardless instead of regardless.
  5. by   sbic56
    I could care less, when it is I couldn't care less.
  6. by   unbridled
    pacific for specific

    nyukular for nuclear
  7. by   rebelwaclause
    webster dictionary online

    main entry: ori-ent-ed
    pronunciation: 'or-e-"en-t&d, 'or-
    function: adjective
    date: 1944
    : intellectually, emotionally, or functionally directed <humanistically oriented scholars>

    main entry: ori-en-tate
    pronunciation: 'or-e-&n-"tat, 'or-, -"en-
    function: verb
    inflected form(s): -tat-ed; -tat-ing
    date: 1849
    transitive senses : orient
    intransitive senses : to face or turn to the east

    either or is ok. i use oriented, or abbreviate "a & o"
  8. by   P_RN
    Cavalry .......horse soldiers etc.
    Calvary........Easter

    Nuke-you-lar bad
    Nu-clear..... good

    Spink-ter bad
    Sphincter good

    Appendix as a plural
    license as a plural

    Emmy-na bad
    Enema good
  9. by   TazziRN
    Mute point instead of moot point.

    Aggravating phrase that's common out here: "I took her/him a bath."
  10. by   memphispanda
    Originally posted by P_RN

    Enema good
    :imbar
  11. by   gwenith
    Halt who goes there freind or enema?
  12. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Halt who goes there freind or enema?
    :chuckle

    I work with a lady who says et instead of ate or eaten...drives me absolutly NUTS!
  13. by   pdmt
    How about "fair-nix" instead of pharynx and "lair-nix" instead of larynx. And then there's always the asthma "exasperation".
  14. by   EC1234
    conversate instead of converse

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