Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pet Peeve

"Supposedly." It's not a difficult word. Note the "d," which is not to be forgotten, nor replaced with a "v" or a "b." It's a four syllable word, people - that's it. And here's the thing; think how silly it would sound if people made this same pronunciation mistake when using the adjective form of the word, "supposed." You never hear "supposeb" or "supposev." It only seems to be the adverb "supposedly" that is hacked to death with mispronunciations.


Ashley said...

Mine is height. It makes my skin crawl when people say heighth. That doesn't even make sense!

Delighted Scribbler said...

LOL! I hate this one, too. It sounds like a bad attempt at speaking with a mouth full of noodles.