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Beardo
03-14-2011, 04:53 AM
What are some words and names that are deceiving?

Like, did you know "Sean" is pronounced Shawn? :X
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Beardo
03-16-2011, 04:38 PM
Well, this is awkward... Nobody liked my thread...

Okay, how about "Bologna" being pronounced as "Baloney"?
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GuestFellow
03-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Ashely. Sounds like a girl's name but it can be a guy's name too.

Tenancy. Tenancy can mean ownership in issues in relation to co-ownerships but this term can also appear in leasehold transactions...

Disclosure. Disclosure in litigation means someone has revealed a document or evidence that they possess or used to possess but it does not mean those documents/evidence has been inspected.
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Ğħαrєєвαħ
03-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Just noticed the geeky thread.

how about

Auntie=Aunty? i dont think im really good at this but i tried :-\

sometimes people say please and i think they mean the police (coz of the way they say it) :-\

Rime=Rhyme <-- im not sure if thats real but okay

Aisha,Ayesha, Aesha :-\

Honour-Honor

Humour-Humor <--im thinking this is the different wording between the geeky Americans and GEEKY British folk.

hope i helped :-\

.. peace ..
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S.Belle
03-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Tracey. Jordan, and Paige are both names for males and females

any words that began with ph like phone

eye is said like I
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ardianto
03-21-2011, 08:29 AM
format_quote Originally Posted by Beardo
Well, this is awkward... Nobody liked my thread...

Okay, how about "Bologna" being pronounced as "Baloney"?
It's remind me the a movie that I watched on my TV, "From the mixed file of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler".
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Human_Being
03-21-2011, 10:37 AM
format_quote Originally Posted by S.Belle

eye is said like I
Lol and aye is said like I and can mean yes in some places
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Ramadhan
03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
When I was first learning english, I thought 'dust' (verb) actually only meant "to sprinkle dust on/over something", and I was shocked to find out that it also means the opposite (ie.to remove dust)!

The same with some others such as cleave, buckle, etc.

And when I was in Boston, I often heard bostonians said "irregardless" with such thick boston accent, which surprised me because I knew that the word does not actually exist, "regardless" is the correct form.
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Little_Lion
03-22-2011, 03:49 PM
It's irreGAHdless! I'm originally from the Boston area, and yes, that's very commonly said there! :lol: We do tend to make up a lot of words!

Here's one, "Brigid", an Irish name, is pronounced - in the US at least - as either "Breed" or "Brigit".
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ardianto
03-22-2011, 04:09 PM
How about : U2, 4ever, sk8tr ?
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Beardo
03-25-2011, 07:37 PM
^ Oh yeah, I hayt wen ppl tlk lyk dis
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