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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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In keeping with MrDog's post below,
People who pronounce Renault as Renn-olt.

Do they say Peugeot as perr-goat? No.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 22:42, 13 replies)
No, but...
I was at school who was determined to pronounce it "Pewshow". Akshally, it was more like "Pewzhow" (a softer "sh", and to rhyme with "Joe")
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 23:13, closed)
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 23:59, closed)
That sounds so much cooler.
Jason and the Pew-ga-naughts
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 1:00, closed)
A girl I worked used to
call them Per-jots.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 0:04, closed)
I always call mine
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 0:25, closed)
The same goes for people who say
"Beemers" - BMW
"Merks" - Mercedes
"Scoobies" - Subaru
"Jag" etc etc

Say it properly, or don't bother speaking
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 8:49, closed)
I ain't French
So I pronounce Peugeot Pee-uw-ge-ott, and Renault Ren-aulT.

Actually, my older brother had a Peugeot mountain bike, and he pronounced it exactly as it's typed above. What a tool.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 9:41, closed)
I hope you
raped him a new one for his astonishing ignorance. He cleared deserved it what with being so horrendously common. In fact, you should have killed every single person he had ever met as they were bound to be common as well. Don't common people make you sick?
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 9:51, closed)
They most certainly do
that's why I've stopped using urinals, and taken up pissing on tramps.

My family are probably the most common people I know. They're all knuckle-dragging, X Factor watching, Christmas punch-up having, Football supporting, 'You int done nuffink!', soap dodging scum. I despise them, but they're my family, so I have to love them too. :(
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 9:54, closed)
Your a real champ
Personally I refer to peugeot as pug-e-ots. And i have been known to use the term "Beemer" "merc" and "jag". So I probably need a good raping too.

*bends over expectantly*
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 9:56, closed)
Well, if nobody else will

I like to mis-pronounce words, it makes my day.

I can't think of a good example now though, I'm sure I thought of a good one this weekend, but unfortunately Mr Beer has taken away my brain.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 10:07, closed)
How about

Pronounced ka-napes, rather than ca - na - pes, a la francais.

Makes me giggle when people think that is really how to pronounce it.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 12:21, closed)

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