I might just be a grumpy old man, but it bothered me to hear our local newscasters using lazy pronunciation during a recent broadcast.
It’s a cute, fluffy, Kit-ten not Kih-en!
It’s very Im-por-tant not im-por-ant!
You push a but-ton not buh-en!
The word is supposedly, not supposibly!
You check books out of a LIBRARY, not a Lie-berry!
I admit that there are words that trip me up sometimes. But, there seems to be a whole generation that has just become lazy with their speech. I have people tell me every day that their buh-ins don’t work. Or they’ll come in to ax me a few quessions. I don’t know whether to scream or cry. I won’t even get started on some of the “tech talk” they screw up trying to sound more informed than they are.
Hit me up in the comments with your pronunciation pet peeve.