Word Porn Wednesday

Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of Word Porn Wednesday! Today’s post is inspired by my a photo that my roommate sent me last night which highlighted some words that are commonly misunderstood.

Of the 10 words listed, I am culprit to misunderstanding/misusing #1, #5, #6, and most obviously #10. Especially #10.

After reading these words, I started thinking about the words and phrases that people pronounce in the most horrible… just straight up WRONG ways, and I chucked. So for those out there who axe questions instead of asking them, this goes out to you! 🙂

1. Pronunciation – not – pronounciation
2. For all intents and purposes – not – all intensive purposes
3. Prerogative – not – perrogative
4. Miniature – not – miniture
5. Especially – not – expecially
6. Et cetera – not – excetera
7. Candidate – not – cannidate
8. Brought – not – brang
9. Nuclear – not – nuc-you-ler
10. Uttmost – not – upmost
11. A whole other level – not – a whole nother level [I say this one all the time.. for shame]
12. Anyway – not – anyways
13. Ticklish – not – tickilish
14. Across – not – acrossed
15. Irregardless is NOT a word. At all. Just say ‘regardless’. Lol.

I hope you enjoyed my little rant for the day. Feel free to comment and contribute some words/phrases of your own.

In book news: Finally finishing up chapter two and then on to writing chapter 3. How exciting ^_^

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9 thoughts on “Word Porn Wednesday

  1. The day of the week I’ve been waiting forrr!!!!!!!! Some of the mispronounced words you listed I am definitely guilty of mispronouncing lol oops *insert hot Damon expression here* hehehehe but lesson(s) learned! ^.^

  2. Great list, and Word porn. . . Love it.
    Dare I add a word? Ambivalent. There have been times when I’ve heard this word being used out of it’s true context. It’s wrong! “I’m ambivalent to fudge” for example. They think it means; I have no feeling toward fudge. What they are saying is that they are having 2 very strong and contradictory thoughts toward the fudge. Just shut up and eat the fudge! 🙂

    • Yes! Most people don’t realize that ‘unique’ actually means “one of a kind”. Thanks for reading and contributing! I’m so excited for the #atozchallenge 🙂

  3. Word Porn…this reads so sexxy we are going to have to think of double entendre dirty words, that would be fun like cake…tell me why it took a minute to understand the song. Why are they saying cake cake cake cake lol

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