Monday, June 12, 2006
Pet Peeve Alert
Wanna know yet another pet peeve of mine?

People who SAY "sequence" when they MEAN "sequins."


...are SEQUINS.


se·quence (sē'kwəns, -kwĕns') pronunciation

1. A following of one thing after another; succession.
2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
3. A related or continuous series. See synonyms at series.
4. Games. Three or more playing cards in consecutive order; a run.
5. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
6. Music. A melodic or harmonic pattern successively repeated at different pitches with or without a key change.
7. Roman Catholic Church. A hymn sung between the gradual and the Gospel.
8. Mathematics. An ordered set of quantities, as x, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4.
9. Biochemistry. The order of constituents in a polymer, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.

Thank you and good night.
posted by Angie @ 9:33 PM  
  • At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Tara said…

    girl don't even get me started on pronounciation.

    My mother in law,, typical NY-er

    Saturday,, sadaday or sometimes sad-day
    Beautiful,, bee-oo-tiful
    shrimp,,, shrimps
    walmart,,,, walmarts

    EEKK drives me crazy!

  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Mitey Mite said…

    I become positively murderous at re-la-tor for realtor, and nu-cu-lar for nuclear.

    But those sure are pretty sequence on those purses!

  • At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Nikki said…

    well since I live in the land of mispronounciation, I'm not even going to get started LOL..
    I will give you an example though...I'm from MS so people here are always saying things wrong
    My dad has a very hick accent so when he says "poor" it sounds like "pour". It irks me to no end lol..
    I don't really have a southern drawl adn I try to pronounce words correctly so I don't sound like a hick :)

  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger TLR said…

    How about when some say earl when they really mean oil. Also the word iron pronounce I---ron. Or can I axe you a question?????????

  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Gah, I have so many pet peeves like that. Saying "Supposebly" instead of supposedly really bothers me.

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