Here are the top 10 unforgivable words:
(Feel free to add to this list)
9. heighth (I have heard drafters and architects talk about the hieghth of a building)
7. supposevly, supposebly
6. nuculus, nucular (Tyler's science teacher would talk about the "nuculus of the atom")
5. drownd (ex. don't drownd), drownding
4. sell, in place of sale (I actually saw a sign that said "Contract for Sell")
2. exspecially, and on occasion, even "exscape"
...and the number one bizarre and annoying pronunciation heard daily...
I really don't understand this one. And I have heard it in many different contexts:
My design classes: "Draw a line acrost the page."
My exercise class: "Reach acrost your body."
Film sets: "The camera will pan acrost the stage."
Stadium of Fire: "They'll run acrost the field (actually, "feld") AND "The cords will go acrost to the portal."
I really don't get it. One day, I heard it 4 times. 4 times! I think it was 100% of the times I heard the word "across" used that day. Do these users spell the word that way?? I mean, why on earth would anyone add a random "t"?
I actually read why someone would add a random "t". I guess as humans, we naturally want to end words with a hard consonant. Ending with an "s" makes us nervous, so sometimes one adds the "t". That's interesting, but come on. The word is acrossss.
The biggest problem I have with this epidemic is I don't see how I can help solve it. How can I, just one little girl, tackle a problem that is so widespread? It is rude to correct people, even though I think I would want to know if one of my "mouth habits" caused people to make unforgivable lists. I guess all we can do is take notice and try to correct our kids. Other than that, I am at a loss for ideas.