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  • Simple things that passed you by for years.
  • Premier Icon Cougar
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    Nova (as in the vauxhall car) is “no va” in spanish which mensd “doesn’t go”

    Further reading.

    http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Last year at the age of 33 I realised the word “segue” is pronounced seg-way.

    Well I almost made it to 44…

    When they announce on the travel news that there’s a shed load on the motorway I always used to think they meant there was a lot of stuff (ie a shedload).

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I was in my late 20s before I realised that the word “misled” wasn’t pronounced my-zuld.

    I still can’t get used to pronouncing “inventory” correctly.

    Apparently it should be pronounced as a soft e sound like in-vin-tree or invin-tor-ee

    But I’ve always read and pronounced it as in-vent-or-ee.

    Despite knowing this is wrong I refuse to accept it!

    I’m just venting, but why would anyone invent a method of counting inventions and call it an in-vin-tree?!? Madness! 😀

    Premier Icon grievoustim
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    I was in my late 20s before I realised that the word “misled” wasn’t pronounced my-zuld.

    Ha ha 😆

    Last year at the age of 33 I realised the word “segue” is pronounced seg-way.
    Blew. My. Mind.

    oh 😳

    Premier Icon peterfile
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    Rather embarrassingly, when Aheadsets first became popular, I could never get mine tight.

    It wasn’t until a mate watched me do it that it became apparent what I was doing wrong.

    I’d been tightening the stem and then trying to tighten up the topcap to bring it all tight 😳 Took about 2 years of constant frustration and half a dozen headsets before I worked that one out.

    In saying that, I’ve had a few emails from a guy who ought to be more embarrassed than me. He manages to squeeze in “all intensive purposes” at least once per email 🙂

    Premier Icon grievoustim
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    I though Hyperbole was pronounced “Hyper- bowel” for way too long

    I once worked with a guy who said something like “what’s that word that means all the words you know”

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    From now on I am going to pronounce Superbowl as superbolee

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I still can’t get used to pronouncing “inventory” correctly.

    I fall foul of that too, largely because for years my only encounter with the word was in text adventure games.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Is there a way to ‘play’ STW in Lewd Mode?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    From Wiki: “Tame Mode restricts the interaction to stimulating discussion about such subjects as jazz music and the writings of Jules Verne.”

    That sounds more like us 😀

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    My daughter recently discovered epeetowm.

    I told her it really was the epitome of mispronunciation.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Holy crap, shoelaces.

    I’ve nearly made it to 40 without knowing.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    😆

    I’m beginning to think the shoelaces thing should be put in some kind of government public information film. There must be thousands of people quietly suffering with the daily indignity of loose, unbalanced laces.

    Premier Icon i_like_food
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    In a minute some muppet will come on and say ‘sauve’ isn’t pronounced ‘so-ve’! That would be an embarrassing thing to discover in your mid 30’s…

    Premier Icon joat
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    Hyperbole maybe pronounced hi-per-bolee, but what about hyperbolic eh, eh?

    Premier Icon chico66
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    This one hit me listening to the radio on the way home

    Suburban pronounced suh burban is just another word but if pronounced Sub. Urban. it makes perfect sense!

    Premier Icon steveoath
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    Just got the joke in hitchhikers guide….

    “You’d better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”

    “What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”

    “You ask a glass of water!”

    Only took half my life!!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    In a minute some muppet will come on and say ‘sauve’ isn’t pronounced ‘so-ve’! That would be an embarrassing thing to discover in your mid 30’s…
    Maybe it’s because your brain is swapping the ‘a’ and ‘u’ around 😉

    (sauve is actually pronounced so-ve, but is mostly a name)

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