Could you be more “pacific”?
Kevin and Bean of KROQ had a little segment on words that are mispronounced horribly incorrectly. It started with the word “mayonnaise” and how it often gets pronounced “man-naise“.
I admit it, I’m guilty of omitting the “yo” of mayo. I say “mannaise.” And it drives my mom insane.
Thing is, I don’t really care. I hate the stuff and it’s sweet revenge to mispronounce it. Mannaise, mannaise, mannaise.
But this post is not about how I pronounce the condiment. This post is about the words that came up during the segment. And some of these words I have never even heard of before.
For example, the word pacific. As in, “I’m looking for a pacific brand of cake flour.”
Or the word “fruss-ta-ted” instead of regular old frustrated.
One that irritates the hell out of me: irregardless. Two negatives make a positive, people.
Supposebly gets used in exchange of supposedly, allegedly.
All of this makes my head hurt.