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Old 29th Sep 2014, 08:45
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Why do some people say 'nucular'?

Why do some people (quite a few IME) pronounce 'nuclear' as 'nucular'? People on the media, or in everyday life, seem to do this. Anyone know why?
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 08:50
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probably for the same reason that people pronounce "specific" as "pacific"
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 08:53
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The hardcore media dimwits who pronounce names like NewsCorp as NewsCore.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 08:55
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Because their parents didn't teach them to speak properly? Or is it that their parents' parents didn't teach their parents to speak properly, so that they, later on, couldn't teach their children to speak properly? Or... (no, let's stop there!).
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 09:01
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It is a running joke on Dubya in large parts of the internet.
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Yes,its Dubya's fault !

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Old 29th Sep 2014, 09:08
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Most people have a word they have difficulty in pronouncing,with me it's Filming I mean I can pronounce it correctly but I have to pause before saying it or I stutter on the M.I have a old pal who genuinely cant say Birmingham,he says Burningham,so mostly he avoids the place.
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I wish I couldn't say Milton Keynes
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As in "I saw a good fillum the other day", Drapes? Problems for the Irish with that word too.

The Scots have to say poyetry and poyets, not to mention wurreld!

And a lot of people of whatever region and nationality pronounce the word pronunciation as pronounciation, include a lot of broadcasters who should know better.

And as for the eighth letter of the alphabet being pronounced "haitch"

...cant say Birmingham,he says Burningham,so mostly he avoids the place.
Very wise!
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The Queens English has been violated for yonks. Its all the yanks fault, in particular Dubya's, oh and be still my beating heart Sarah's
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No. 2 daughter could not say "kirsebær" so she said "moreller" instead.
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BIL recently came back from a holiday. He enjoyed it and talks quite a lot about "Vietnam" and the "Vietmanese" food. Weird - if he can say one, why not the other?
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A lot of the old canal people called it 'Bermingam', as in 'Wuster and Bermingam canal'.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 09:55
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Think I told you the tale of the Norweigian bosun who could not pronounce Jelly,he would say in the mess, Pass me the Strawberry Yelly,one port we get a new stock of jam,so he is sitting in the mess picks up the jar looks at the label and says, Fock!now they change the name from Straberry Yelly to Strawberry Yam.
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The Queens English has been violated for yonks.
By the Queen.
For her, a creche is a collision between two cars in Godalming.
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I've often wondered why so many people say 'gauge' but write 'guage'. A quick search shows 35 instances of this on PPRuNe in the last year. Also to a lesser extent people say 'buoy' but write 'bouy' - 6 instances in the last year here.
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Sir Draper, us Norskies have problems with kitchen, chicken, chuck, jam and jelly, but den ju nu dat.
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Even the Brummies can't pronounce "Birmingham" correctly. They say "bir-ming-goom". Cue hoots of laughter from us Kenilworth sophisticates.
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"Skellington" is an odd one, how do they get to that pronounciation?!

In USA I noticed a lot of people disregard Ts: International is now Innernational, and centre is cenner. When they do pronounce the T is becomes a D as in pop combo The Beadles, Pennium Compuders and Ann Ardica!
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