I get kind of anal sometimes-things make me twitch every so often. One twitch-worthy little gem I keep seeing over and over and over again on discussions and such (not just here, but everywhere) is an extra "s" at the end of Stephenie Meyer's name. Her name is spelled M-e-y-e-r. There is no "s" at the end.
My opinion of her books has nothing to do with it. It's the fact that for every time I hear or see her name correctly, I see or hear it incorrectly 3+ more. If you're a fan and think she's so great, you should know enough about what you love so much to say/ get the author's name right. And if you're against Twilight, you should have a good enough idea of what you're criticizing to criticize it.
As an aside, I also get annoyed when people say, "Nortstroms," instead of, "Nordstrom." Again, no "s" at the end. N-o-r-d-s-t-r-o-m. NO "s" here, either!!!
I also get annoyed when people pronounce "mischievous" as "mis-CHEE-vee-us" instead of "MIS-chiv-us." There is no word in the English language that is spelled in such a way as to be pronounced as "mis-CHEE-vee-us."
Granted, I'm no pronunciation queen. For example, the first time I said "godiva" out loud, I said, "Go-DEE-vuh" instead of "guh-DIE-vuh." But I fixed it really quickly when my error was pointed out, and I am not a repeat offender. Also, I sometimes fall victim to homonyms when writing, but if I don't spot it and correct it myself, I always admit it when someone else points it out to me.
Whew! I feel better! ;p
So now that I got my frustration out, it's your turn! Any mispronunciations that just bug the crap out of you? Any words that get spelled wrong all the time that make your skin crawl?