two prior-dissers were just tweeting about the lack of an “n” in restaurateur
Yeah, when i was a kid all the other kids said chimley so i did and my mum would be mortified at my Wigan ways.
When i knew it wasnt the right way i stopped it but that then made me the posh one at school and alienated me as some sort of snob. How you said things definitely did a lot of ground work for which sort of crew you ended up in.
I was in the kid who says mountain pen and roughsack crew, which was a much derided gang (of one)
When I was a kid i thought it was sycastic not sarcastic
I found out last year that diplodocus has a hard c in it
I’ve been saying diplo-doe-shus (sort of like delicious) for so long I don’t think I can change
Possible some people don’t know it’s not said that way I guess.
I had an A-Level physics teacher who wrote exponential on the board but always said expodential which drove me a bit barmy.
Three that I use with work:
This one is among the many hills I will die on. I refuse to accept the bi-O-pic pronounciation when it’s clearly short for ‘biographical picture’ and should be BI-o-pic. Sure people only started with this nonsense about ten years ago.
now you’ve sorted that, is it pronounced DIP-lo-DO-cus or DI-plodocus
Airoplane - was well into my 20s before I found out it was aeroplane.
Thought mascarpone was marscapone until very recently.
That’s a loaf.
the real question is why are you saying diplodocus so often anyway
Big Mary Poppins fan
Um, why aren’t you? It’s only been 66 million years #foreverinourhearts
I’m pretty sure I got about half price off a job recently for knowing what a lintel/lintol is (I only know what it is, I can’t spell it). I was just pointing at stuff and was like “yeah there’s no lintel in a house this age is there so the water’s just coming right through” because my dad said it. And the guy was like “ah well, you obviously know a lot about it then, are you in the trade yourself?” was like mate do I fucking look like I’m in the trade.