Monday, May 08, 2006

My Family's Most Commonly Mispronounced Words

10. pronunciate instead of pronunciation (and there's irony if you care to look)

9. patri-article instead of patriarchal

8. paradise-ical instead of para-di-SAY-ical

7. lead (even when it should be led it is still pronounced leed, as in "leed pipe")

6. clairvoyant has become clar-voy-ANT

5. foliage has mutated into FOY-lage

4. salivate has become salivatate

3. boa (as in boa constrictor) is a "boo" as in "Mom, I want to read a story about boos" (What?! A story about booze?)

2. instead of faux pas we get foo paws (another spot of irony)

1. And my personal favorite, "Oh, great! We're having kaboobs for dinner tonight!"

1 comments:

sarah hart kingston said...

I love kaboobs! Do you have a good recipe?