Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Public Service Announcement

Is there anything more ignorant than a person referring to a library as a liBERRY? Seriously? When a person calls me at work to ask if "the liBERRy has the following books?", I have a really hard time being polite to them! I want to say, "You're an adult. Please learn to pronounce the word properly, call back, and I'll happily help you."

That is all.

19 comments:

Muffy said...

HAHAHA! SO TRUE!!!!

LPC said...

A liberry is where they keep books on nucular power:).

Lexilooo said...

ha, that annoys me too!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

You tell 'em!

I had a speech/debate professor in college who was also speech therapist. There was a girl in my class who mispronounced so much stuff and he would constantly correct her - "lie-brer-ree." Yes!

Always Organizing said...
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Always Organizing said...

That is a huge pet peeve of mine! My husband calls me a grammar snob but I hate when people mispronounce things like that!

Freck said...

Ugh, seriously. So true!! That and Alzheimer's, it's not all-timers!

The Pink Tutu said...

Haha I know, right?!
P.S. Thanks for the sweet compliment. You should definitely look into JL. I think you'd like it!

Jennifer said...

Very funny! I hate when people say that! I also hate when people say ax instead of ask. Ugh!

Suburban Princess said...

LOL that drives me nuts too!

You should hear my husband trying to order a caramel macchiato at starbucks! You would die!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

This has always been a pet peeve of mine as well, although I don't have to hear it nearly as often as I'm sure you do!

QueenBeeSwain said...

I'm gonna get in my VEE-HIC-LE and drive over to the Liberry.

kHm

Bella Michelle said...

All I want to know is...what does Berry lie about?

Jennnifer said...

I agree! I had a professor that said "liberry)..It cracked me up..he also called it "Armagettigan" !! instead of Armageddan!

How about aks...instead of ask..

or biness...instead of business! In kids it can be cute but grownups?

My grandson calls his stomach his tummily.OK for 3!

Cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That is so funny! I've heard that which a few times myself!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my...I used to have a friend in school who said that all the time. He also called a chimney a "chimley." One of my cousins used to say "waynesdee" instead of Wednesday.

Molly said...

Bahaha. Well, I just recently realized that I say "Jerry" instead of Jury. Opps.

thepreppyprincess said...

This one is a classic, and as TQM is a librarian, she has heard it ad nauseum!

Smiles to you Miss Freckles,
tp

misss_e said...

Ha! I feel you on every level with this one. I hate when people mispronounce ambulance! Ugggghhh! Come on folks!