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raindancer
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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:12:08 PM
the name of the store!

Good grief.

Costco. Not Cosco.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:14:42 PM
My mother had always shopped at KMart until Wal-Mart came along. She calls it Walmark - a combination of the two I suppose! She is almost 84 and can call it whatever she wants in my book!


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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:16:47 PM
There is a brand name, Cosco, that makes me a little confused sometimes!


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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:20:03 PM
LOL, I love the Walmark.

I don't really care, I just don't know how you can fb and instagram this every single Monday for weeks and still get it wrong. You have to have a card, and wouldn't you think you would look at your bank statement? Maybe they just pay cash?



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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:23:49 PM
My in laws used to always call Big Lots Big 'n Lots. Cracked me up.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:28:38 PM
LOL!

It's probably the same people who say "prolly" instead of "probably."

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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:33:39 PM
People also say Nordstrom's and Fred Meyer's though neither name has ever been possessive.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:38:42 PM
I still have a friend that calls Jewel "Jewels". And in college we called Cub Foods "Cube".

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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:39:03 PM
and Aldi's instead of Aldi- that's what I do for some reason.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:44:52 PM
Human error.

In Canada, it was Woolco before it was bought by Walmart.

Simple mistakes.

My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.

Every one has a pet peeve. Not earth-shattering.

** to add ** I call Home Depot the Home Dip$h!t. The people who know me are aware of what store I am talking about. Again, not earth shattering.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:47:25 PM

I hear people say they went to Nordstroms a lot.


Guilty. In my head I'm saying department store after, but only Nordstrom's out loud. That's probably not correct either. Oh well. There's not one near me, I don't say it often.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:48:34 PM

My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.


What's the difference?


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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:01:05 PM
People here still regularly refer to Macy's by the prior name, even though its been Macy's for many years. So Cosco/Costco doesn't bother me. It's not like they're calling it Sams.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:02:53 PM
Probably the same way a person can go to the doctor, get hand-outs on her condition, read articles online about it, and still keep writing posts about her gull bladder.


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My grandmother until she passed call Kohl's Krolls


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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:21:50 PM
For some reason reading "swifter" instead of Swiffer makes me twitchy.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:36:53 PM
V-hick-ull (vehicle) & Or-E-gone (Oregon) are the ones that bugs me but I'm sure I pronounce things wrong or weird so oh well



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Posted: 11/4/2013 10:57:44 PM
My aunt says Optober instead of October. Even tho her niece (me) and two daughters were born in that month. And she says prostrate instead of prostate. Drives me nuts but I never correct her.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:03:35 PM
My kids always call TCBY TBCBY. DH and I think it is cute so we laugh and move on.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:07:18 PM


My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.
What's the difference?
They sound different the way we pronounce them here. Picture = pick-CHUR
Pitcher = pit-CHUR






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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:08:17 PM
The main grocery store around here is Harris Teeter. It's referred to by many as Hairy Peeter.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:09:39 PM


My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.
What's the difference?
Seriously???

pic-ture noun \pik-cher\
pitch-er noun \pi-cher\


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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:25:16 PM

My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.

What's the difference?

They sound different the way we pronounce them here. Picture = pick-CHUR
Pitcher = pit-CHUR

I must have been having a brain fart. I do say it differently. Thanks for the nice explanation Ashley.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:27:18 PM
I'm pretty sure I've read here that some people do say them the same way -- English is a crazy language.







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Posted: 11/5/2013 5:16:34 AM
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Posted: 11/5/2013 5:21:18 AM
My MIL would visit and we'd go to Kroger, or Krueger... Freddy's store I guess.


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Posted: 11/5/2013 6:47:18 AM
I'd like to know if people who say they are "fustrated" with something spell it wrong too..... or do they just say it wrong.

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Posted: 11/5/2013 6:58:38 AM
Most people I know pronounce it like Cos/co and drop the t in the middle. It would stand to reason that she types it the way it sounds to her ear.

A lot of the common typing mistakes like there, they're or their are not really grammar errors. It's our hands or our brains just going to fast typing and/or typing out of habit moreso then purposeful misuse.



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Posted: 11/5/2013 7:05:52 AM
Kindygarden instead of kindergarten


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Posted: 11/5/2013 7:35:02 AM

Kindygarden instead of kindergarten
Good god, I want to slap the person when they say that.

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Posted: 11/5/2013 7:45:16 AM
My COMPANY who partners with Nordstrom, has it in the system and people regularly refer to them as Nordstroms. LOL

My aunt who is a Pampered Chef consultant has THE WORST grammar and pronunciation. I don't know how to approach her without hurting her feelings. I was at a show of hers on Saturday where she was describing one of their "installated" bags. Ugh. LOL.


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Posted: 11/5/2013 7:50:26 AM

The main grocery store around here is Harris Teeter. It's referred to by many as Hairy Peeter.

I love all the nicknames listed on this thread that we give to stores in our areas. I have a friend that refers to Food Lion as Sh*tty Kitty.




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Posted: 11/5/2013 7:54:57 AM
Sometimes I wonder, barring actual nicknames, if people intentionally mispronounce words because they think it's cool or funny or something. It drives me crazy.

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Posted: 11/5/2013 8:02:30 AM
my son calls the toys "bley blades" instead of "bey blades".

i corrected him and he said "yah, i know. but my name is better anyway. what where they thinking when they picked that name? it's just stupid so i'm calling 'em bley blades."

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Posted: 11/5/2013 8:28:49 AM
My SO and his mother always say that they have "heart burnS" instead of heart burn. Drives me bonkers. When we first got together, I thought he just accidentally added the "s" on it...but no. That's how they both say it.



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Posted: 11/5/2013 8:47:04 AM

I love all the nicknames listed on this thread that we give to stores in our areas. I have a friend that refers to Food Lion as Sh*tty Kitty.



OMG I'm dying. So accurate!



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Posted: 11/5/2013 9:08:32 AM
The one that drives me crazy is when I hear people here in Canada pronounce Target as "Tar-jay". I realize that it's a play on the fact that Canada is a bilingual country [English/French] but it just grates on me. I don't know where it started but the first I heard it was from DH's sister, who had just moved back to Canada after living in the States for years. She said "So, I hear you're getting a 'Tar-jay' store near here" and I'm pretty sure my reply was close to "Huh?". She laughed and said "I mean Target".

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Posted: 11/5/2013 9:19:14 AM
We say "Tar-jay" too sometimes. It makes Target sound fancier, more high-end. That's why it's funny. It's kind of a joke that most people in my area say.

My in-laws always say "Lowell's" instead of "Lowes". Irritates me.

My FIL says "battry" instead of "battery". He insists it's because he was born in New York.




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Posted: 11/5/2013 9:20:53 AM
Hmmm I thought the play on Target/Tarjay was just a joking way to say Target to make it sound fancy because my friend in the states jokingly calls it that and it has nothing to do with bilingual Canada lol.

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Posted: 11/5/2013 9:22:28 AM
My MIL says v-hickle for vehicle it drives me nuts but then most things she does drives me nuts, it sounds so uneducated when she pronounces it like that ugh!!

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Posted: 11/5/2013 9:45:04 AM

My biggest pet peeve is when the word "picture" is pronounced "pitcher", as in a pitcher of juice or milk.

What's the difference?

They sound different the way we pronounce them here. Picture = pick-CHUR
Pitcher = pit-CHUR


I must have been having a brain fart. I do say it differently. Thanks for the nice explanation Ashley.




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Posted: 11/5/2013 10:27:37 AM
I don't agree about the typing of the words "there, their, or they're" quickly not to be an error. If you know the right usage, your typing should follow along...I know mine does.



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Posted: 11/5/2013 11:27:40 AM

I don't agree about the typing of the words "there, their, or they're" quickly not to be an error. If you know the right usage, your typing should follow along...I know mine does.



My fibro gets in my way when I'm tired,I imagine it happens to others too for various reasons.

I most definitely know the differences, but I've lost count of the number of times I've corrected those errors in my typing. I see it with other homophones too, whichever one I type most often is the one my fingers 'default' to. (where/were is another frequent one for me, and they don't sound alike to me at all.)

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Posted: 11/5/2013 11:30:14 AM

I don't agree about the typing of the words "there, their, or they're" quickly not to be an error. If you know the right usage, your typing should follow along...I know mine does.
It happens. It's the same as any other typo. I've known how to spell the word "the" for as long as I can remember yet sometimes it comes out "hte". It doesn't make me more or less intelligent. It simply makes me human.



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Posted: 11/5/2013 11:37:16 AM

Hmmm I thought the play on Target/Tarjay was just a joking way to say Target to make it sound fancy because my friend in the states jokingly calls it that and it has nothing to do with bilingual Canada lol.
Yes - it's called Tarjay here to make it sound fancy, not because of Canada.

ETA:

In Canada, it was Woolco before it was bought by Walmart.

We had Woolco as well, but it closed in the early 80s (when I was in grade school) ... long before we had a WalMart. I still remember shopping there and even remember the going out of business sale.

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Posted: 11/5/2013 11:46:00 AM

I hear people say they went to Nordstroms a lot.


Local news this morning, broadcasting from a mall, newscaster states she is in front of "Nordstroms". Aaagh!


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Posted: 11/5/2013 11:54:36 AM
"Rediculous"

How can anyone think that is right? Took me four times to overcome the autocorrect just to type it wrong!

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Posted: 11/5/2013 12:00:14 PM
Folks who say 'liberry' instead of library bug me. I hear a lot of Nordstrom's around here too.


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Posted: 11/5/2013 12:11:29 PM

It happens. It's the same as any other typo. I've known how to spell the word "the" for as long as I can remember yet sometimes it comes out "hte". It doesn't make me more or less intelligent. It simply makes me human.


I usually end up tying 'teh' for 'the'.


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Posted: 11/5/2013 12:15:47 PM
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