Ask Or Ax?

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Some people say "AX" when they mean to say "ASK".

    "I didn't know the directions, so I AXED him."

    "I don't know if we can make it...let me AX the wife."

    I really don't want anyone to ax me!

    I find this supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!

    Harry
     
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    It's one of my pet hates....the word is ASK...what's so hard for some people?
     
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    How about insulation and installation..
     
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    How about asterisk? A lot of people incorrectly pronounce it asterix.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    Or Guarantee.

    Some pronounce it as Gawrantee.

    H.P.
     
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    Loose instead of Lose...is another one that annoys me... and draws instead of drawers....
     
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    Here's one...we're having our female dog SPADED.

    Hal
     
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    @Holly Saunders

    Try "FEBUARY"!
     
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    He "ahd-vawnced" to first base.

    They kept their "ahd-vauntage".

    Or, Richard Burton: "Ahhsk it? AHHHsk it? I COMMAHND it"!
     
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    Richard Burton was Welsh, not English...
     
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    I don't mind how people pronounce things... have an accent..(ahdvaunced) is how the people would say it here in the South of England''.. that's the accent..... I'm a Scot living here in the south... so I say ad. van..ced

    However..all the examples..febuary, , spaded...Pacific instead of specific.. etc.. are just lazy or uneducated ..that irritates me..

    I've hear people say Heith ..for height... ( what is that all about)?

    Just gotta point out I'm not having a pop at the written word so much, ( except loose (lose)..and defiantly ( definitely) people make mistakes , some are dyslexic.. it's the lazy speakers who irritate me most

    BTW..just gotta say you Americans mispronounce a word that irritates most Brits...





















    It's Football.......not soccer!! :D:D:D
     
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    It's one thing to have an accent that causes a slight alteration in the pronunciation of a word but to me it's just plain laziness to not move your mouth and make a proper sound so people know what the H you are talking about. I was raised to speak clearly and properly so there is no misunderstanding of what I am saying .. when did that all get erased?

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    In the 1934 newsreel scene where Queen Elizabeth launches the hull of the Queen Mary, she says "God bless huh and all who sail in huh."

    Harold
     
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    That's an accent...
     
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    How about "tumeric" and turmeric
     
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