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I have listened to students mispronounce important words in their speeches far too many times.

One student wrote a speech about Tibet and pronounced it as (tib-it) every time. Another student was presenting a speech about Ernesto Zedillo, the former President of Mexico, and she had no understanding of the impact of Spanish pronunication. Instead of (say-DEE-o), she referred to him as (zah-dill-low) through out her entire speech.

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Haha. Or simply saying that they work for Chevro-let instead of Chevro-lay.

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I've never noticed some of those, but they're fucking funny.

We had a rep from Cambridge Isotopes come to our lab once trying to push her line of "de-NOO-ner-ate-ed" solvents (used in a common analytical technique called NMR). While we already purchased most of our deuterated (pronounced "DOO-ter-ate-ed") solvents from Cambridge, the fact that she was trying to sell us something while not even knowing how to pronounce it was pretty sad. It's like a rep from Chevrolet bragging about their 2013 Core-VEE-tays.

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"So wait, you're telling me that its correct to write:

Sort of speak? And not so to speak?"

Oh, hell no. But that's a little different. (BTW, I've never seen anyone write that or speak it). That's not slang, though, that's just butchering a phrase which is a different PP in and of itself. So on that note.......

PP: People who butcher commonly used phrases (spoken, written, or both) such as:

All for not (it's naught, you idiot.)

Tow the line (Toe, dummy. You're walking the line, not taking it with you.)

Intensive purposes (Intents AND purposes, dick head.)

It takes 2 to tangle (Untangle your brain, dumb ass. It's tango.)

Mute point (I wish you were a mute so I didn't have to hear you say stupid shit.)

The list goes on and on....

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Who the hell said that?

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So wait, you're telling me that its correct to write:

Sort of speak? And not so to speak?

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"My PP isn't with people who use slang when writing, it's when they get it completely wrong. "

Exactly.

It's like an email we got that said "Can share pixs" (seriously, that's all they wrote). While such an email would be ignored from anyone short of Scarlett Johnannsen, they double down on stupid by not using either of the two acceptable slang short forms for "pictures".

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Sorta, gonna, gotta, woulda, coulda, shoulda, etc, etc, etc, are more or less "accepted" forms of spoken slang and aren't really looked down upon if used in informal written text.

My PP isn't with people who use slang when writing, it's when they get it completely wrong.

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It's never *right* to say "sorta", but in casual conversation it can be used to denote a less formal tone.

But it's deliberate, not a sign that I'm too stupid to know that it should be "sort of".

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How about the ones who say; sorta or sort of?

Should it not be, so to?

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