Thursday, August 19, 2010

When The Words Come Out Wrong

I'm back to work, after a couple weeks off, and wouldn't you know it, I've been flying with a real gem.  As company goes, she's pretty good, if you're stuck with someone for four days.  But wow!  What a vocabulary she has.  There are a few things she keeps repeating, so they're fresh in my mind. 

For instance: 

  • She must find a UBS (USB) cable to charge her new phone.
  • She has a friend in the Army who speaks Fasari (Farsi).
  • And her favorite TV show is Glee Club (Glee)
I especially like the last one.  One would think that one would know the name of their favorite program, but that would take all the fun out of it for me.  She reminds me a great deal of my neighbor, Howard.  He, too, is linguistically challenged, offereing up such gems as:

  • A fish tank full of allergy (algae).
  • Cabinet draws (drawers).
  • And gran-night (granite) counters.
Not to be outdone, Howard's wife, Moira, once complained of all the d'briss (debris) in the yard after a hurricane.

Life is never boring.  Heard any good ones lately?


Kathy said...

I used to hate it when a popular, local radio host pronounced the word police as pleece. (It's 2 syllables!)

Does that count?

Jeanne said...

And what about "conversate?" People keep saying that. Isn't the word "converse?" I have been wondering. And the other one is "lozengers." People keep calling throat lozenges, lozengers as if they have an r in them. Hmm.
What gives?