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excaelis
Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 11:42:55 PM

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I'm not sure if it's just a Canadian thing, but over the last few years I have noticed a tendency for radio and T.V. personalities to pronounce the words known and shown as knowen and showen. Maybe they're taught this way in broadcast pre-school ( or wherever they are trained ). It's irritating the hell out of me and I was wondering if the same tendency is common elsewhere.

( Don't even get me started on ath-a-letes and Detroy-it...)
sisikou
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 AM
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Not so sure what the pronunciation excaelis heard.
Recently, I learned emotion / emotional are differently pronounced.
:)
Ava
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:50:50 AM

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Haven't heard it in broadcast, but I have a friend who does that, and it drives me crazy. Her mother was from North Dakota, so maybe it's the propinquity to Canada.
Rusty
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:14:41 AM
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I have also noticed what ex. has pointed out, but can't remember where. And it tends to get on your nerves.
Also isn't the 't' in often silent? In lot of movies as in many T.V programmes, they pronounce often with the t. Is it spoken that way nowadays?
tutto
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 2:42:34 AM
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I know somebody who adds that extra syllable to words like "growth", apparently unaware that she's the only person doing so. This woman thinks of herself as clever and observant . . .
Gunjika
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 3:08:06 AM
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How about:

1. Education- e-DO-cation (celebrities' english) as opposed to e-JU-cation (as spoken by common mortals)
2. Schedule- ske-jue-lay (celebrities' english) as opposed to shed-you-l (common)

I have met patrons of both the pronunciations, and am confused to the extent of avoiding these two words! Brick wall
tootsie
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 8:05:05 AM

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I knew someone who used to call baked beans "baked bee-ans"

I thought it was cute

Also someone who once asked me if I ever watched the TV programme "la Law" as oppose to "El. Ay. Law"

exit office quickly to avoid embarrassment (naughty me Shame on you I'm afraid the giggles caught up with me eventually.......Whistle )

jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 11:10:47 AM

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bitch - biach
HWNN1961
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 2:59:03 PM
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My favorite:

Fiscal year (pronounced just as it's spelled...no nuance, no muss, no fuss.

Somehow turned into:

fisical (pronounced like physical).

That one goes right through me.
silver
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 4:50:07 PM
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excaelis wrote:
I'm not sure if it's just a Canadian thing, but over the last few years I have noticed a tendency for radio and T.V. personalities to pronounce the words known and shown as knowen and showen. Maybe they're taught this way in broadcast pre-school ( or wherever they are trained ). It's irritating the hell out of me and I was wondering if the same tendency is common elsewhere.

( Don't even get me started on ath-a-letes and Detroy-it...)

I'm from the South, and I've never heard that pronunciation. I have heard warsh for wash and idear for idea, which goes to prove that someone someplace somewhere is always kill'n the Engleesh language. ;)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:03:11 PM

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This year can-nay-dians, the holy godfathers of ice-hockey, were left in the quarter finals. Liar
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