I can cope with many mispronunciations and poor use of language by everyone around me. Hey, I am not perfect, but I do expect higher standards by those who use words for their living.
Advancements. Not advances?
Back to back. Not consecutive? Perhaps I should remove sports commentators from this list, or it might be a very long one.
Disorientated. Not disoriented?
Eggsactly. Not exactly?
Goverment. I hear this so often, I am now doubting my own pronunciation that has another n.
Austraya. Nothing but infuriating that so many can't even get the name of our country right, from the highest citizens of our country to the lowest.
Not our ABC's finest moments.
That was the post I wrote but to add a bit here, I just made a phone call in reply to one I received earlier. I gave my reply to the question I was asked earlier by saying 'Hi E. Andrew here. Yes, no, I won't have that extra week off work.' Written it looks quite silly, but it came out very naturally. The yes/no, no/yes seems so widespread now that I suggest no more time is wasted by pedants attempting to stamp it out. I hear it in overseas podcasts now and in overseas news bulletins. Did we Aussies export this to the world? High achievers we are.