Simple things that passed you by for years.
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! 😀Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
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 🙂Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
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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)Posted 4 years ago
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