Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 19, 2018, 11:41:33 AM
598930 Posts in 46196 Topics by 6137 Members
Latest Member: indiana Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Annoying misuse or mispronunciation of words or phrases « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5]
Author Topic: Annoying misuse or mispronunciation of words or phrases  (Read 7552 times)
B-Movie Site Webmaster
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 216
Posts: 1864

Primoris Malum

« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2009, 04:25:13 AM »

I don't know if it's been mentioned already, but when people say "kinny garden" or "kiddy garden" for Kindergarten, I have to resist the urge to choke them.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1402
Posts: 11156

« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2009, 11:52:14 AM »

Growing up in Mennonite country, I heard a few good mispronunciations. In their defence, the really conservative Mennonites speak German amongst themselves, they don't have radios or televisions, and they keep to themselves as much as possible. Basically, most of what they know either came from reading or from other Mennonites. When they find an unfamiliar word, they sound it out as best they can. The results are kind of interesting when you deal with them as an outsider.

Among other things, I've heard "galaxy" pronounced "ga-LACK-see" and "Croatia" pronounced "Crow-ah-TIE-ah." Both of those were pretty funny after my initial confusion.

The one that annoyed me at times was when they consistently mispronounced the name of the local township. "Woolwich" is named after a place in England, and the second "W" is silent. It's "Wool-itch." Mennonites pronounce it "Wool-witch." When it's one of the Old Orders, I pretty much accept it as part of the accent. But it bugged me when my mainstream Mennonite friends - who went to public school, spoke English primarily, watched TV and dressed like everybody else - also mispronounced it. I got really annoyed with my best friend one time when we were about 25. We were talking about some other name with a silent letter, and I compared it to people saying "Wool-witch." And he says "But it is pronounced Wool-witch."

I must have stared at him for a full 30 seconds before responding to that. Just about cuffed him in the back of the head. TeddyR But he ended up marrying somebody from Liverpool a few years later, and she educated him on British names.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2009, 11:58:51 AM by AndyC » Logged

"Join me in the abyss of savings."
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Annoying misuse or mispronunciation of words or phrases « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.