I've always been kind of a word bitch, meaning my ears prick up when I think I hear someone mispronounce something - like the phrase "my ears prick up" for instance (my ears perk up perhaps?) which is ironical since I'm often wrong about what I think is a mispronunciation. Very much like the word "ironical."
After recently hearing someone say, "We are going to replemish the supply tomorrow," I started thinking there simply must be a list of commonly mispronounced words that I can share with my friends. And lo and behold there is such a list right here. Imagine that! Imagine as well that I first thought the correct phrase was spelled "low and behold," which is exactly my point.
Wrong vs Right
expresso vs espresso
perogative vs prerogative
- This one has become accepted usage over time, but according to this web site it technically is wrong.
So what about you? Do you mispronounce any of these or other words from the list? Or... what do you hear other people say that gets your goad?
See, you thought it was supposed to be "gets your goat," didn't you?