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  1. CajunJ

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    ...one word in the English language.

    Here’s mine - February. It shall be changed henceforth to the much more sensible and pronounceable “Febuary.” No more sounding like you have a speech impediment when trying to say a common month. Throw off the chains of this insane pronunciation. Rest easy and allow the word to be pronounced like it has always wanted to be pronounced. It’s like a musical note filled with tension and finally resolving on the root. Go for it, my friends.

    Your turn. Requirements 1) Must be a real word; 2) You must hate it. Enjoy.
     
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    Wednesday? Who pronounces it like it's spelled?
     
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    I am not going to nominate Nucular. It is not hard to say the word right, people! Nuclear!

    My teenaged son, who is pretty articulate, ALWAYS says Nucular even though it annoys my ass off and I correct him every ti—

    Hey, wait a minute.
     
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  6. koen

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    Literally - just remove it at all.
     
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    Breaking.

    As in "Breaking News". That's not breaking at all; most listeners were aware of it four or more hours ago. Or it didn't happen at all, or making a big deal out of it is a diversion from something more important like a demolished economy.

    Why not just call it the "Freaking News".
     
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    I think "nucular" is now accepted. When you have a word mispronounced for eight years by an authority figure, it eventually gets a pass. ;)
     
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    Aaaaaarrrgh
     
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    I so long for the days of “probably” but the imbeciles have won and pronouncing words like that is the least of their sins…
     
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    Milquetoast.

    Just read that randomly thrown into a sports article yesterday. Get the f*ck outta here with that hoity toity crap.

    Also, as an aside, I’d change it back to two spaces after a period. I know it’s not a word, but seriously I feel like that requirement to just one space after a period changed in my lifetime. Look at me still doing two spaces.
     
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    Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue with much grace .
     
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    Through. Thanks to fast food and road signs, most people spell it "thru." As a former English teacher, I got tired of marking that up in papers only to see it over and again from the same students. I give up.
     
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    Seem to be a lot of folks who can't say the word ASK anymore. Instead using the truly awful ARKS instead.
     
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    Monday.

    It should have 3 m's and they should all be pronounced. It would be hard to take the start of the week too seriously if we did that.

    Mmmonday.
     
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    In New Orleans, it is ax. "Let me ax you a question". There's no better way to disarm a potential juror than to pronounce it that way, provided you seem spontaneous doing so. You're not putting on airs. If you are the only person saying "ask" when the rest are saying ax, you have blown it.

    I don't remember hearing anyone say Arks.
     
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