You know what number I hate writing out? 40
I put an inordinate amount of time thinking about how to spell out that word Every. Stinking. Time.
4 - FOUR
14 - FOURTEEN
40 - FORTY (wth? it messes with the mind)
400 - FOUR HUNDRED
4,000 - FOUR THOUSAND
Whats up with that for real? Is it too good for the letter 'U'? Is 40 just a snotty number that thinks its too good for me...and U? I think kindergartens everywhere would thank me if we just add the frick'n extra letter in for consistency....and cut down the extra thought process in writing out checks.
Another word frustration I have is pronunciation.
Like 'Creek'. Everyone is aware that you can say it cr'eeeek!'(there's a mouse) or cr'ick' (I am not eating that!). I don't know how I say it. Really, I don't. When a discussion comes up about it I get all confused. I am pretty sure I have said it both ways...then I don't know which sounds right. Then the people are arguing back and forth...and I don't know which side I'm on. Is this what a fence sitter feels like in a political battle?
Apparently I also don't pronounce the word 'Corral' properly. Growing up on a ranch, marrying a farmer and working in a number of them you would think I could say it without being mocked...you would be incorrect. I have a habit of picking up on accents from people I am around and certain words stick....hence the elongated 'O's I throw around after living in South Dak'OH'ta for college. As I result I have boycotted the word 'corral' and you will NOT hear me say it, ever.
We won't go in to my former struggle with the letter 'R'. Only that I came out victorious after speech therapy down in the grades and am still self-conscious about saying words like "rural".
Am I alone in this? Do you have a pet peeve word to spell/say?
I just thought of another one! I was informed in college that people couldn't tell the difference between how I said "Mail" and "Mayo"...to solve this problem I just dropped using the word Mayo and now say mayonnaise or miracle whip. But honestly, they are totally different words and don't sound alike when I say them....I just struggle finding people to agree with that statement. Either that or my sister wasn't lying and I really was adopted...from somewhere in the deep south. I am beginning to think speech therapy taught me avoidance rather than overcoming obstacles in speech. I'm cool with that.