View Full Version : You pronounce that weirdly!

October 4th, 2012, 10:45 AM
What words do you supposedly pronounce funny?

For me, the words lawyer, aunt, and sorry all get me funny looks. Of course, I'm not originally from Boston (where I live now) so I don't have their ridiculous interesting accent.
Boston accent vid:

Anyways, people here pronounce the word aunt like awnt, while I prounounce it like ant. People here say loyer, and I prounounce it as if I were saying the word law followed by the word yer, if that makes sense. xD And people here say sawry, while I put more of an emphasis on the "o".

October 4th, 2012, 11:16 AM
I have never heard your pronunciation of lawyer.

The only thing I've been told I said weird is the word "golem" (both the Pokemon and the mythical creature). My boyfriend told me that I pronounce it like Gollum, not like goal-em like him haha.

October 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
If it counts, I call soda "pop."

I also say aunt as ant, lawyer as law-yer, and all that jazz.

I say coupons as kyoo-pons but I hear it both ways.

Are there Oceans in Space?
October 4th, 2012, 11:56 AM
I supposedly pronounce 'tomorrow' oddly, despite my not being Canadian. I don't get it.

October 4th, 2012, 6:50 PM
It doesn't often come up in conversation, but I pronounce words (and words similar to) marrow like 'maw-row' and I get funny looks. Tomorrow also ends up sounding like 'tuh-more-oh' despite not being British.

October 4th, 2012, 8:43 PM
Due to far too much Top Gear, I don't pronounce car brands in the American way at all ever. .__. Also words I have read more than heard and then hear said on British television, I'll end up mimicking the way the speaker says it which, you know, earns me very odd looks. Since I'm Minnesotan and all. Other than those... I don't really speak enough for people to pick up on things I pronounce differently.

October 4th, 2012, 9:01 PM

I dunno, I speak just like everyone else, I guess.

Though I do come up with my own pronunciations, I just never say them to anyone else x] fe' example I come up with a sorta british-scottish-country accent for no reason other than because I can

October 4th, 2012, 9:17 PM
This is probably more of wrongly pronouncing a word but I used to always say 'retry' and ree-tree. I don't know how I got onto the habit of this mispronunciation, but eh. My friends says that I always pronounce 'gone' weirdly, apparently I say gon instead of gorn.

October 4th, 2012, 9:28 PM
I've been told I pronounce "button" like "buddin"

Also, apparently I randomly slip into light British while at home sometimes

October 5th, 2012, 2:47 PM
There is quite a few words I pronounce different.
Lapis Lazuli - Lapi Lazuli, because I always thought it was French.
Perfect - Perfick, straight from the film Shaun of the Dead.

Anything with an R in it - I roll my R's quite a lot.

October 6th, 2012, 12:20 PM
I refuse to pronounce 'Hyundai' and 'Tokyo' as is anything but Hyun-dai and To-kyo.
I don't and nor should anyone else say Hai-un-dai or Toak-ee-oh. lrn2japanese

October 6th, 2012, 12:45 PM
I tend to speak like most other people do in the Pacific Northwest - but with my Spanish accent.

If I don't know how to pronounce a certain word I'll try my best but it ends up like if a Spanish person [who doesn't know English] trying to read an English word. I do speak English, which is always strange and confusing for me.

Sorry, I don't have any examples at the moment, I edit when I do.

October 6th, 2012, 1:17 PM
I've been told I pronounce "button" like "buddin"

Yeah sometimes I say "buh'in" and for Toronto I say "Torronno"

@[email protected] I dunno how to place my accent.. it is.. average north american/ canadian..?

October 6th, 2012, 1:39 PM
When I refer to drinking water I pronounce it as "wooder" without thinking. I don't use that pronunciation for the element, strangely.

Shining Raichu
October 7th, 2012, 4:07 AM
I can't think of anything I say weirdly that draws attention, but something that has always bothered me is the way Americans say "Hyundai". The Y is in that word for a reason people, stop saying "Hunday". You're wrong.

October 9th, 2012, 3:55 PM
I hate it when people pronounce the word "Herb" as "Erb".... There's an H in there, people!

I get my Horizons mixed up (Like the sunset Horizon, and the opposite of vertical, which is horizontal)

au bon
October 10th, 2012, 9:32 AM
I can't really think of a good current example, but I'm sure they're many.

I do remember back when my middle school best friend still lived here, his mom used to crack up whenever I said the word pink, because apparently I pronounced it pank.

October 10th, 2012, 3:55 PM
Aluminium - I can't pronounce it at all which is shameful for a chemist paha. Other than that I don't tend to pronounce many words weirdly, at least not that I've been told... Sometimes I'm told I say 'glass' wrong as I pronounce it as 'glahss' whereas a couple of my friends pronounce it 'glass' with the end sounding like a behind, but I guess that's just based on where we grew up. There's not really any words I've ever been called out on other than those two though.

October 13th, 2012, 6:33 PM
I do pronounce a lot of words weirdly, yeah. I pronounce 'really' as 'rilly,' 'seriously' as 'sirisly,' and 'sorry' as 'surry.' One phrase that makes my friends go bonkers is, 'and I'm like,' which I pronounce as, 'enaymlayk.' I'm weird like that.

October 13th, 2012, 8:19 PM
Wow, weird thread to come across. Stayed up until 3am last night with my roommates pronouncing different words we found on Wikipedia accent comparison lists. :P My one roommate is from the Southern US so we were comparing his accent to my other roommate's and my Canadian accents and it turns out even us two Canadians have different accents. I grew up all over Canada so I pronounce things with flairs from central Canada and eastern Canada especially, but my basis is probably what you'd find in central/southern Ontario. I also tend to pronounce almost every sound in a word assuming it's not meant to be fully silent and that is more a Canadian thing. (For example, we'll pronounce "tomorrow" as "to-morrow" instead of "t'morrow"... no letter left behind! :P)

I think the only words I pronounced quite differently from my other Canadian roommate were Toronto, lava, basil, syrup, dew, pecan, advertisement and... those are the only ones I remember, really.

October 13th, 2012, 8:52 PM
Yeah sometimes I say "buh'in" and for Toronto I say "Torronno"

@[email protected] I dunno how to place my accent.. it is.. average north american/ canadian..?
That's how you tell if someone is really from Toronto. They have to say it that way.

October 13th, 2012, 9:07 PM
That's how you tell if someone is really from Toronto. They have to say it that way.
It's true. :( I almost always pronounce the second "T" since I grew up in practically every province but Toronto. It's only occasionally that I won't pronounce it and now that I think about it it's only when I'm talking to Torontonians that I don't! Weird.

October 13th, 2012, 9:14 PM
It's true. :( I almost always pronounce the second "T" since I grew up in practically every province but Toronto. It's only occasionally that I won't pronounce it and now that I think about it it's only when I'm talking to Torontonians that I don't! Weird.
If I read "Toronto" I pronounce the second T. In conversation it comes out the other way for me XD

October 14th, 2012, 4:09 AM
i always pronounce ridiculous wrong lol

October 14th, 2012, 4:39 AM
I don't say anything weirdly. There are some words that I might pronounce a bit different to how other people around here pronounce them, but I never pronounce them in a way that would get me funny looks.

October 14th, 2012, 12:06 PM
People don't necessarily tell me that I say pronounce certain words differently, but I hear my friends say things differently. xD

Things such as: hippopotamus and advertisement... are just a few, haha.

Mr Cat Dog
October 20th, 2012, 3:45 PM
I've been told on multiple occasions that I pronounce the word 'year' weirdly. I say it as a homonym of 'yeah', whereas nearly everyone else I know pronounces it 'yee-ah', with a slightly more elongated 'e' sound. I still contend that I'm right, but I honestly never noticed the difference before people pointed it out to me at university. Now I'm ever so conscious whenever I mention it in front of certain people accordingly.

October 20th, 2012, 4:06 PM
Not sure if this counts but I audibly pronounce the 'L' in walk, talk, calm, and other words of the like.

The first thing that came to my my were Pokemon names though, because I pronounce Meganium as Me-GANI-um instead of MEGAN-ium even though it's incorrect. I also pronounce Milotic MILO-tic (Mill-OTTICK) instead of Mil-O-tic (My-LAH-tick).

October 25th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Umm,actually i think all my english woul be kinda weird to hear as english isn't my tongue but i try my best to pronounce it right though!i studied the American and the British ..the british accent kinda hard and formal but American much easier and informal so i pretty much speak the American accent!

Vine Whip
October 26th, 2012, 1:29 AM
Well, I generally speak just like everyone else, but for some reason people around here say 'summer' as 'semmer', and quite frankly it annoys me a lot! Plus for some reason they pronounce 'borrow' as 'burrow'. o_o
People over here are weird haha.