13 People Share the Commonly Mispronounced Phrases That Always Bug Them to Hear
Reddit user Johncamp28 asked, “What mispronounced word or phrase annoys you the most?” Reddit users shared lots of great examples of commonly mispronounced words and phrases that really, really bother them.
Scroll down to discover what words and phrases really bother people when they are not pronounced correctly. You might find yourself nodding in agreement, or you might realize you’ve been mispronouncing a word or phrase your entire life without even knowing it.
“could care” vs “couldn’t care”
Reddit user phthong678 wrote:
I could care lessEdit- it’s supposed to be I couldn’t care less
“Should of” instead of “should have” drives me f***ing insane
Several Great Examples
Supposably (supposedly)libarry (library) pitcher (picture)
Very Annoying Phrases
Irregardless, for all intensive purposes, I done told you twiced, don’t axe me diss question no mo. They’re dudn’t seem to be no way to get there moufs to stop runnin’ here their and every wear.
Don’t Add an Extra Syllable
Detail orientated instead of detail oriented. Please no. You sound like an idiot who is trying to sound smart.
It’s a Completely Different Word
“I want to axe you a question.”
This Would Bother Me Too
“it’s” instead of “its” as the possessive pronoun of “it”Instead of saying ‘Present’ when it comes time to explain your project, people in my school like to say ‘Presentate’
Changing “M” to “N”
Another Reddit user explained:
Former colleague would always say renember instead of remember and it bothered me a lot lol
Using “Literally” Wrong
Using “literally” to describe something ridiculous.”It was so funny I literally died.” Do you people even know what “literally” means?
The “S” Is Not Silent
Specifically, I want to murder people that say pacifically
Another Reddit user answered:
PaellaThe double L is Spanish has a hard Y sound. As a Spanish speaker, it annoys me to hear the double L mispronounced any time, but paella is a popular enough dish where people should know better, so I cringe every time.
“The” Instead of “of a”
All the sudden or all of the sudden.It is “all of a sudden”.
“Mischievous”Where the hell did some people come up with “miss-CHEE-vee-us”? It is clearly pronounced “MISS-chuv-us”. As in, mischief-like. Possessing mischief.