Does it drive you nuts, the way it drives ME nuts, when people mispronounce words?
When you want to read a book, do you go to the "liberry?" Well, *I* go to the "LiBRARY." Because I'm weird that way. I figure books would be at the library and berries are found at a liberry.
Makes sense, no?
Do you know how many times I have heard a politician, who really should know better, pronounce a certain word as "NooCueLur." Hello! It's "NooKleeYur." Which is why it's spelled "Nuclear" which I guess can be pronounced as "New Clear" which is pretty darn close to New Klee Year" but it is NOT a New Cue Lur. Get it right you politicians and newspeople!
Years ago I worked with a lovely older woman whose name I cannot remember so I will call her "Betty." Betty was one of those people who is always happy and this was her first office job and she was always cheerful and happy and eager to learn and we all just loved her. She was a breath of fresh air in a stale office.
There was just one problem with Betty.
Betty was always threatening to kill us. And she was going to do it in a terrible way.
She was going to AXE us.
Everyday, she would say, "Can I axe you something?" and we'd be all, "No Betty! Please don't axe us! We want to live! But if you want to ASK us something, that would be fine."
And Betty, being the wonderful lady she was despite her serial killer tendencies, would laugh and then she would ASK her question.
And we'd all breathe a sigh of relief that once again, we had escaped a horrible death.
Death by axing.
Behold a picture of me taken in 1974 where I show my intelligence by playing a game of Chess with an unknown opponent.