because you pronounce it "mayo nnaise NOT MAN NAISE!!!! There is no man in mayonnaise.
I am watching the Food Network and the hostess is saying "mannaise" over and over and over.............it is driving me crazy, crazy, crazy!!!! THERE IS NO "N' IN THE FIRST SYLLABLE OF MAYONNAISE !!!!
YES, I AM SCREAMING!!!! FOR GOD'S SAKE IF YOU ARE ON THE FOOD NETWORK, YOU SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE THIS WORD!
This is a BIG irritant to me. I know many people say "mannaise", like "man". Why? I just cannot see where they get the "man" part!!!
God, it feels good to have this blog so I can finally vent! LOL.
So, fess up. How do you pronounce, "mayonnaise" ?
I guess this post may be coming off all high and mighty -- like I never mispronounce anything. Well, nothing could be further from the truth--I do certainly mispronounce many words.
One that comes to mind is "mischievous". I tend to say "mis chee vee us". The accent should be the same as the word "mischief". I am trying to catch and correct myself when I say this word. I am sure I irritate many when I say it incorrectly.
Are there any mispronunciations that really bug you?
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.