Friday, January 15, 2010

say what!?

So I was sitting at my computer desk the other day doing various things computerish. After a few moments pass AW joins me in the room, sits down at the kids' computer desk, and proceeds to log on to the 'net.

He then speaks up, after apparently seeing the news on Yahoo's home page, and says "Huh, hotty had an earthquake".

I still want to burst out into a fit of raging laughter when I think about it. At the time I calmly replied "Haiti".

This brings me to words that are either mispronounced or are pronounced differently from how we are used to them being pronounced.

My memory on this was sparked over at This Will Only Hurt A Bit when she talks about her instructor mispronouncing the word "parenteral".

In my program the one word that I'm sure my classmates and I have all heard (mis?)pronounced has been "centimeters". We have two or three instructors we have heard pronounce it "sont-imeters".

I don't know if it's a case of "to-may-toes or to-mah-toes", or what!

3 comments:

Christine said...

I frequently hear dyspnea misspronounced.... dis-apnea

futurenightnurse said...

@KLS My instructors have said "sont-imeters" as well. Like absence, as in absence seizures... I've heard that pronounced "Ob-sons". Maybe it's a french variation? lol

@Christine Ay! I've heard it "dipsnea"

LivingDeadNurse said...

i love when my daughter said hey mommy look its a homo..a homo...and she is pointing out the car window to a limo..lol

i still give her a hard time about that...