Duly Noted & Repeated

I’ll be back in a little while with a really fun giveaway, but in the meantime I wanted to post this video. It showed up on my Facebook early this morning, and I’m just endlessly fascinated by stuff like this. I mean, do you know how many people continually make “realtor” a three-syllable word? Do you have any idea how many times I’ve mispronounced “forte”? Would it be possible to attend some sort of weekend workshop where all we talk about is stuff like this because IT MAKES MY NERDY HEART SO HAPPY?

Anyway. Please do enjoy.

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  1. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO TAG PEOPLE. #pointingfingersatothersnotmyself #haaaaaaa

  2. Nerd love. This is the greatest!

  3. I once had a boss who was always “so flusterated” with her daughter. I drove me insane because I knew better than to correct her ;)

  4. My love language. Can’t wait to listen to this.
    Also, Talenti? My Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip and I sincerely thank you.

  5. Becky in 'Bama says:

    THAT video just made my day…. however, he did not include my favorite: obfuscate.

  6. Molly Forrest says:

    I had a boss that said “scene-a-rio” for scenario. She said it so many times, I finally had to tell her. She was a very intelligent woman & I thought it made her look the opposite. Thankfully, she took it graciously.

  7. Sharing with my colleagues! Love John Green (and YOU)! You have entertained me marvelous much! (guess what we’re studying this week)

  8. It’s ironic (and I hope I’m pronouncing that correctly) that at the end of the video when he says “mental floss” it sounds like “menopause” to me.

  9. It’s crepe not crepe??? My people would look at me like I’m crazy if I said my forte is not crepe. Your fort is not crept???

  10. Michelle says:

    uh-mazing. Thank you for sharing!!

  11. Also! Did you know “texted” is not a word? Crazy town I tell ya!!

  12. Yes! Yes! and did I mention yes?! Good information. I used to work with a lady (who worked in education, no less) that said “pacifically” when she meant “specifically”. Oh…my…lanta it drove me nuts!
    New blog reader from LA…lower Alabama. :)

  13. I just saw a comment on FB about “unexpected sex” instead of “unprotected sex.” Geez Louise. Also, never knew how to pronounce Les Miserables until now!

  14. And the woman I knew who said “prolly” when she meant probably.

  15. Love this! Except “official” – Maybe it’s a northern thing, but it is definitely o-fficial, not a-fficial! :)

  16. Phyllis says:

    This was great! You know who else sometimes gets it wrong? Spell check. I was writing to a friend who is in Israel and it changed “Enjoy the Mt of Beatitudes” to “Enjoy the Mt of Beauticians.” : )

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