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  • Sep 20

    In middle school, I was in choir, and one of the first things we were told was that pop artists pronounce Ts followed by the word 'you' as 'ch'.

    As in, "I can't live, if living is withou-choo."

    Now I can't unhear it.

    I'm annoyed by the name Martin as well. It's commonly pronounced all "Britishy", Mar'in.

    I just now heard my daughter say "ea'en", as in, eaten.

    The letter T is dying a terrible and painful death. This gives me a sad. 😢

  • Sep 20

    Gallivanting, to my little brain:

    Monty Python Coconuts - YouTube

    (Well, really only the first 50 seconds, but the rest is worth it.)

  • Sep 20

    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    I admit to being somewhat bilious that you overlooked my explanation.

    Clever doc said to himself, "Hmmm. This pear shaped cholecyst looks and acts somewhat like a bladder, and contains a bitter liquid. It galls me that my patient has to suffer so. I shall pluck this offending 'gall-bladder' from his torso, thereby eliminating the problem altogether."

    History in the making. And now you know....the rest of the story! (apologies to Paul Harvey)
    Ahhhh liver humor. I'm loving it!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from psu_213
    This has nothing to do with adverbs…or pronunciation for that matter. There was a Pizza Hut ad a few years are where a little girl looked at a rival's pizza, then looked up at her parents and said "where's the cheese at?" Nails, meet chalkboard.
    At the end of that participle, child. Grrrrr........

  • Sep 20

    Quote from Kooky Korky

    "Him and me" did this or that. The right way is "He and I" did whatever.
    I think "he and I" got so beaten into people's brains that now people use this way to often as well. "She went to dinner with Alex and I."

    I also miss adverbs. Terribly. Advertising campaigns are partly to blame for this. "Subway. Eat fresh." What is a "fresh"?

  • Sep 20

    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Harumph! Since you obviously eschew my explanation above, ixchel, how about this one:
    The word "gall" in Roget's Thesaurus gives alternate words such as : irritate, inflame, and chafe, all of which can be used to describe what is also sometimes referred to as 'urine burn' or diaper rash, both of which are red, moist rashes.
    It is not unreasonable to progress from 'gall' to 'galled' to 'gallded' and thus pronounced as gaudded or godded (much in the way that the word 'breasts' is some places pronounced as 'breastes').
    Does Your Miss Pickyness accede that​ explanation would be a reasonable one?
    😂😂😂😂

    I have a lot of gall passing over your post, huh? ☺️

    See, now my interest is is growing. I suppose this is where gall bladder got its name. Someone with cholelethiasis had a clever doc?

  • Sep 20

    Quote from trinitymaster
    What about when a younger patient asks for COOTERmin
    SARSlee
    I'm sorry - our plastic surgeons here don't do vaginaplasty.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from Jules A
    Has anyone covered em-path-ic vs em-pathetic? Which one is it?
    Deanna Troi of the Starship Enterprise was empathic. We, as nurses, strive to be empathetic. Similar, but not the same.

  • Sep 20

    Would of, should of, could of

  • Sep 20

    Heard a new one tonight!

    Jillian Barrett Syndrome!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from TheGooch
    What drives me nuts? People who think it's their god given duty to correct someone when they mispronounce a word. It's rude and they should have been taught better manners by their parents.
    We aren't correcting anyone. We're bonding over a pet peeve. He who is without pet peeve may happily cast the first stone. Otherwise, no grammarly-challenged people have been harmed in the making of this thread. We're just being silly.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from sistrmoon
    I like "Dilaudin." As in "I'm allergic to everything except Dilaudin." Many variations.
    I instantly thought of Aladdin.

    "I can show you the world! Shining, shimmering, splendid!"

    Come to think of it, that could be an advertising jingle for the makers of it.

    A Whole New World - YouTube

    This thread brings me joy. ☺️

  • Sep 20

    Quote from Anna S, RN
    It's Phen-er-gan, not phen-a-grin.

    It's a Holter monitor, not a halter.

    Spelling- it's HIPAA, not HIPPA.

    When I see it as "HIPPA", I picture this:

    You will love this. Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

  • Sep 20

    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    I admit to being somewhat bilious that you overlooked my explanation.

    Clever doc said to himself, "Hmmm. This pear shaped cholecyst looks and acts somewhat like a bladder, and contains a bitter liquid. It galls me that my patient has to suffer so. I shall pluck this offending 'gall-bladder' from his torso, thereby eliminating the problem altogether."

    History in the making. And now you know....the rest of the story! (apologies to Paul Harvey)
    Ahhhh liver humor. I'm loving it!

  • Sep 20

    In middle school, I was in choir, and one of the first things we were told was that pop artists pronounce Ts followed by the word 'you' as 'ch'.

    As in, "I can't live, if living is withou-choo."

    Now I can't unhear it.

    I'm annoyed by the name Martin as well. It's commonly pronounced all "Britishy", Mar'in.

    I just now heard my daughter say "ea'en", as in, eaten.

    The letter T is dying a terrible and painful death. This gives me a sad. 😢


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