I’m listening to a podcast and this one guy keeps saying a word incorrectly. The problem is I have heard many people use this odd pronunciation and it must be stopped.
The word is “Britain”. He is dividing the syllables “Brit-ain” . And he barely breathes out the last syllable. It’s so annoying!
We all learned in school that you divide a syllable with a short vowel after the vowel , right? We don’t say “ div-ide “ , we say “di-vide”.
So what is the deal with some people not correctly pronouncing words that end in the letters or sound of “tun” ?
Have you heard this? Does improper pronunciation irk you ?
When people say mischiveeus and add a vowel sound where no vowel sound should be…
😬😂 Most people definitely say it like that down here.
Yes, I’ve heard that. It seems to be a pronunciation of younger people in their teens and 20s. Drives me crazy,
I think it’s also regional. Another word is “important” pronounced like import ent . I say impor tant.
Yes! One of my son’s gf’s sisters talks like that. She’s a Wharton grad and super smart, so I don’t know what it’s about.
Bothers me so much, I wish someone would set off a nukelar bomb on them. 😂
I think you mean nuke ya ler. 😂
On the reservation there are all kinds of non-standard pronunciations. One persistent type is a word that is basically plural being used as a singular. Here is an example. Instead of saying I received or sent a text you would say you received a textez. I guess that example is really classic, as the standard plural would be texts.
Ha! I think I could handle that better than Brit-en .
As a Brit… Locals round here won’t pronounce the ‘t’ at all – it sounds like bri-n.
The one that gets me is people who say prostrate when they mean prostate!!