1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

79 common mispronunciations

Discussion in 'Coffee Bar' started by Poki, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Hey all,

    just found this video on YouTube, and thought it could help -- or entertain some of us, because many here don't speak english as their first language. I, for example, didn't know that the word 'anyways' doesn't exist. And my pronunciation is bad, although I know how to say it, it often just sounds wrong when I say it ... But hey, his german is at least as bad as my english. ;)

    [video=youtube_share;xc6cfJztR8A]http://youtu.be/xc6cfJztR8A[/video]
     
  2. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    This doesn't stop thousands of native English speakers from using it.
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Love this guy
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    :hail: We native English speakers often mangle the language worse than "foreigners".

    Tony
     
  5. millonario

    millonario TalkEmount Regular

    38
    Jul 15, 2013
    My family is from Argentina and a few of my cousins there speak excellent english. They find it very hard to understand me in English tho. Well, I say english but really i have lived in Australia forever so my language is very unfamiliar to them. plus i speak it with a strong accent. Australians have the perfect example of a mongrelised language. But with a lot of character. :)

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using TalkNEX mobile app
     
  6. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Australians speak English?
     
  7. millonario

    millonario TalkEmount Regular

    38
    Jul 15, 2013
    My point exactly. It more of a loose affiliation...
    ;)

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using TalkNEX mobile app
     
  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I once met a Finnish girl in Xinjiang (no, I'm not joking) who had learned to speak "English" in Australia. The combined accents made her completely unintelligible. But she sure was easy on the eyes. :cool:
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I find the Australian accent charming, particularly when spoken by someone like Olivia Newton-John or Anna Torv. :D

    Tony
     
  10. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Yeah, the convict version :)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    That's awesome.