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19th Dec 2006, 15:11
What is it with many people who are too bone lazy to pronounce the first 'L'-sound in the word 'vulnerable'?

I've noticed it on several TV and radio stations.

Can we PLEASE pronounce this word correctly? :ugh:

Capt. Queeg
19th Dec 2006, 15:15
What about "cun-tstable", when referring to the pi.... er, the boys in blue.

Or is that intentional?? :uhoh:

tony draper
19th Dec 2006, 15:21
Buggah! didn't know there were two "L's" in it. :rolleyes:

Standard Noise
19th Dec 2006, 15:22
February rather than Febuary
Wednesday not Wensday

I could go on........

Herr Draper, there ain't two 'L's in 'it'.

19th Dec 2006, 15:32
Indeed, BA016 flies from HeaTHrow to Sydney, in Australia.

It does NOT travel from 'Heafrow' to 'Synney' in 'Austraya'.

Innit. :yuk:

19th Dec 2006, 17:07
I'm off to Tronno (yyz) for a cwoffee ! With a donut also !

19th Dec 2006, 18:40
Wot a preformance .....

The Stotious Imbiber
20th Dec 2006, 15:09
What about:

Prime Minister instead of Prime inister

Brussels Sprouts instead of Brussels prouts


20th Dec 2006, 15:14
Recognise is another oft abused word.

Listen out for how many people pronounce it: "reconise".


20th Dec 2006, 15:19
......and there is a T in Waitrose! :ugh:

I was often amused by the BBC sports commentator, Harry Carpenter, who always called the LTA's HQ "Wibbledon"!

Ace Rimmer
20th Dec 2006, 15:22
or Andre Agassi who always seemed to pronounce it Wimpleton

20th Dec 2006, 15:26
Indeed any player who refers to SW19 with the inclusion of the letter 't' := should be excluded from the competition until such time as they actually give a toss enough to learn to pronounce it properly.

20th Dec 2006, 15:28
One of the BBC weathermen cannot pronounce the 'L' in East Anglia.

Or the 'L' in England.

Actually... maybe he has a speech impediment so we'll leave it there methinks!


20th Dec 2006, 15:53
followed an air china into 'Lamboone' t'other day, made me giggle

20th Dec 2006, 17:17
What is so difficult about 'newclear'?

Seems like 50% pronounce it 'newkular'.

CarltonBrowne the FO
20th Dec 2006, 23:09
There is T in Waitrose but not in Sainsbury's.... worth remembering that when doing the weekly shopping?

20th Dec 2006, 23:15
Whoever put the c%nt in Scunthorpe needs sacking:}

Chesty Morgan
20th Dec 2006, 23:32
Is he the same bloke who put the arse in Marseille?:}

21st Dec 2006, 00:12
Ah, Estuarine English...

Speak the sentence "put it in the water" without pronouncing any of the "t"s and I think you've arrived that the most repugnent abuse of English.

I love local dialects/accents (even Brummies) but our southern brethren have come up with something that threatens civilisation as we know it.*

* Maybe guilty of exaggerating a bit.

21st Dec 2006, 09:49
Since when was the letter H pronounced Haitch?

Captain Smithy
21st Dec 2006, 09:54
Since when was the letter H pronounced Haitch?

I know of several people who pronounce "coin" as "coy-in", and also "poem" as "po-yum". Education, education, education...:oh:

21st Dec 2006, 10:22
My pet hate is the use of Pacifically when the required work is specifically. Amazingly, I've heard it used by people who should know better. Another favourite is the use of mute when moot is required.

One chap I worked with insisted that impotent was spelt the same way as important, it was just a difference in pronunciation.........

Captain Smithy
21st Dec 2006, 10:27
Another thing that really fecks me off is the pronouncing of "here" as "hee-ure", and "th" in words being substituted for an "f", e.g. Fursday =Thursday, Fing =Thing (also often pronounced "hing" in Scotland") and missed letters, e.g. Celtic (the football club) becoming "Cel'ic".

21st Dec 2006, 10:42

Grrrr..... I'm sure I've heard this on radio or TV recently. It's so common that I've started ignoring it, for the sake of my sanity and blood pressure.


21st Dec 2006, 11:22
Count the number of times people start a sentence with "basically" !!

Chesty Morgan
21st Dec 2006, 11:50
Basically, it's like, just about efery, like, sen'ence, what most people, like, speak vese days init?

I aint done noffing or noffing, right, so stop givin' me guilties, bovvered:}

21st Dec 2006, 12:07
Along with basically, it's quite astonishing (and infuriating) how many 'know what I mean' some people can get into a sentence.

tony draper
21st Dec 2006, 12:09
Its not new,these verbal effectations, ie dropping letters substituting letters sounding them differently from what nature intended was commonplace in all local dialects and in groups that wanted a clear herd identity ,been going on for hundreds of years, frinstance* in the late 18th century fops had a weird lisping effeminate sounding patoise and the lower orders in places like london has a way of dropping letters that made their speech sound rather chilish
Up here the hoodies and chavs have developed a sort of sing songy whining dialect all of their own in the last twenty years or so that they use among themselves,very hard to describe it,but its very distinct.
*"Frinstance" should get you lot going as well.

21st Dec 2006, 12:11
Incidence for Instance
Ongoing for Continuing
Upcoming for Forthcoming

"Procedures are in place, on the ground and are ongoing at this time"!!!!

There, feel better, now.

tony draper
21st Dec 2006, 12:21
The written English language has been around since the time of Beowulf Bede and Mallory,standardised spelling and punctuation on the other hand is a recent innovation started by the likes of Doctor Johnson and his ilk.