I was listenting to Minnesota Public Radio (which I absolutely adore by the way) on my way to work this morning, when suddenly someone said "fusstrated"! And I started yelling in my car about how that was NOT the way to pronounce that word. And then that got me to thinking about how there are other words, when they are mispronounced, just make me completely lose it. And I don't know why!
Here are some of the ones that really make me flip my lid:
Luxury - Ok people! It is NOT pronounced "lugzhery"! There are NO LUGS in that word! None! So say it right, dammit!
Nuclear - Look, we all know that Jimmy Carter made "nookyooler" all the rage, but do we have to keep pronouncing it that way?! NO! Listen, what with Iran trying to get the bomb and people pissed at Isreal for havin' 'em but not admitting it, we're all going to be saying that word a lot more. Do we want to sound like idiots?! Again, NO! So you better frikkin' say it right, dammit!
Important - Who's idea was it to start pronouncing this word "impordent"?! It sure as heck wasn't MINE! Why do people insist on putting dents in a word that is dentless?? So start saying it right, dammit!
Irregardless - Stop! Just STOP SAYING this word alltogether! It's not even a real word! It's a made-up word! It's a faux word! It's a word that thinks it can sneak into Mirriam-Webster as something non-standard, and then suddenly be a legitimate word! It doesn't work that way! Go away, "irregardless"!!
Supposedly - Whenever I hear someone say "supposably", my EARS MELT!! Do I have to take a dictionary and beat you to death with it?! Say it RIGHT, dammit!
There are more, but I want to hear what other folks pet word peeves are! Tell me, my Newsvine friends! What mispronounced words make you crazy?