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Pet Peeves

I hate it with a passion when people try to phoenetically pronounce Acronyms. Every industry has it's own set of them. In the publishing industry, nearly every component of a text project has it's own acronym. Instructor's Manual is IM. Online Learning Center is OLC and so on. But you don't make a word of it and try to pronounce it. ISBN is not pronounced "isben", you pronounce it I-S-B-N. It just grates on my nerves when I hear people do that. It's like they've forgotten it was meant to shorten another set of words in the first place.

Wander

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redsgoddes
Mar. 1st, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
So? send them to NY where they can learn to talk properly.
wander
Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Nah, you guys drop your R's. People should go to the midwest if they want to learn how to enunciate correctly.

W
redsgoddes
Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Waddaya talkin about? I love R's! LOL I warsh my carrrrr all the time! I even believe in throwing in extra letters! yesssirrrrreeee! when I tawk I believe in giving equal opportunity to all the little letters of the alphabet!
brotherskeeper1
Mar. 1st, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
The worst one I heard turned into a word was S-O-P. Do it in the military and they'll rip your head off.
wander
Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
SNAFU is about the only term used in military circles that is permissible to say as a word because of the profanity in the spelled out phrase.

W
brotherskeeper1
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
I must confess ignorance here and say that I know a SNAFU is a big mess but I didn't know it was all caps.
wander
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
It stands for Situation Normal All Fucked Up.

W
brotherskeeper1
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Thank you...I think :)
decembertyger
Mar. 1st, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
lol ya it bugged me when people called the ER the eRRRRRR
wander
Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Or people that try to pronounce UPS as ups like ups and downs.

W
sweetsongstress
Mar. 1st, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
There's also this thing that has to do with computers...I think it's SCSI?

People pronounce is "Scuzzy" and it drives me UP A FUCKING TREE.
wander
Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Yeah those computer nerd types are lazy. It's not enough they don't have to pronounce small computer system interface, they can't be bothered just to say S-C-S-I.

W
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