Tuesday, February 09, 2010

maybe this is nitpicking, but...

The past tense of forecast is forecast. Saw forecasted somewhere online today. *shiver*

8 comments:

Tolewyn said...

Actually forecasted is an acceptable alternate form according to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forecast.

I'm just sayin'. :P

phlegmfatale said...

Tole: nook-u-lar is considered correct pronunciation, too. Forecasted sounds wrong to me. Smarty-britches!

George said...

I'm with ya! Of course, I'm also irritated no meteorologists can prounounce 'tem-per-a-ture' in 4 syllables, and tv hucksters cannot say jewel-ry, they say jewler-y, like they're selling jewelers...

Tolewyn said...

You know what gets to me? People who don't know the difference between your and you're or their, there and they're, or our and hour, or its and it's. Screw it going to learn Chinese.

Their saying its eaier then English. ;)

Tole

phlegmfatale said...

Ditto, George!

Tole - I'm continually amazed by same. Every day when people call in, I have to read the notes of other reps who heve thot same problum." Lawks!

JPG said...

Agree with Tolewyn's examples.
Some other common interchanges that particularly irritate me:
Sight/site
Straight/strait
Hear/here
Herd/heard

These are properly termed homophones - - words pronounced the same, but with differing spellings AND definitions.

These pairs are not homonyms, which are words both SPELLED and pronounced the same, but with different meanings.
JPG

D.W. said...

From an actual meteorologist, I say thank you.

I even have to correct colleagues about that one.

Anonymous said...

Realtor: real-a-tor
'Slicer' tomatoes, 'baker' potatoes, etc.
Peach's, plum's, orange's-all plural?