9.28.2011

bumbo bee... or bumble bee?

 Top: F21 Shorts: Hurley Shoes: Target

I don't know what it is about fall, but stripes and oxfords just seem to fit perfectly with it :)
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So they say you learn something new everyday. Well this weekend I learned something new. I can't believe no one has ever pointed it out to me before. I was talking to Trevor and trying to tell him about this "bumbo bee" and he kept asking me what the heck a bumbo bee was? I was getting very frustrated because how could he not know what a bumbo bee was. I was like "Come on Trevor you know what I am talking about, a bumbo bee, they are yellow and black... they sting, a BEE!" He replied with... "Oh you mean a BumbLE Bee?" I just stood there frozen. How have I been saying bumble bee wrong my entire life?! haha I have always spelled it correctly but never noticed how I just bypassed the l and e and added an o when I pronounced it. Then I really started laughing when I realized my pronounciation is actually a seat for babies... oh man. 
I have since been trying to say it properly and it just isn't working for me. I guess I will be saying bumbo bee for the rest of my life. 22 1/2 years later is too late to start changing when it comes to my speech I guess, haha. This conversation got me thinking about other words we say differently. I am also guilty of saying mElk instead of mIlk. Yup, I am a melk girl. But I say pillow right, which doesn't make sense because if I say melk then I should say pellow.... but I hate when people say pellow. Oh man the English language, words, accents, all of it.... can just be so funny sometimes. What do you guys say that is off?

So go grab yourself some melk, sit outside in this beauitful fall weather, and don't get stung by a bumbo bee :) alrighty?! haha

&this one is just for kicks :) oh the animal sarah can bring out of me haha


63 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am cracking up! My sister says "melk" too. I thought she was the only person on the planet to say that.

    You look adorable in your stripes and oxfords. A perfect combo!

    Heather

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  2. ha ha this made me laugh so hard! Accents are a funny thing, but different words for the same thing gets confusing between countries. Always an interesting experience :D

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  3. Ha ha that's cute! I like bumbo bee :) I grew up in the midwest, and when I moved to the west coast, I was looked at very strangely... "why do you talk like that?" "It's not pop...it's SODA!" I love how people say things so different :)

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  4. hahah the last pic is great! love yoru lipstick!

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  5. love the outfit!

    I have said sheshell for seashell most of my life... and still do it more often than I should ;)

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  6. I don't recall you saying 'bumbo' bee and if I had I would have corrected you. Maybe I did correct you and you just never said it. I thought your post was going to be about how Sydney would say the word ha!ha! You are funny. To Erin, it is 'pop' no matter what they say here on the West Coast. I refuse to conform :) I'm from Canada and I grew up saying 'pop'.

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  7. HAHA!! This makes me laugh because I have always pronounced confectioners sugar as "confectionAT sugar" and it drives my sister nuts. I just can't think of saying it any other way!

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  8. Hahaha, too funny! My husband used to say tager instead of tiger. Weird.

    You look so cute! Following now. :)

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  9. haha this post was hilarious! Not the picture part...those were cute! =) But I do the same thing with some words like I say woof and wolf the same. My husband always reminds me to not forget the L! And I say anch-ilada instead of enchilada (however you say that).

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  10. seriously laughed.out.loud at this post!

    soo funny!

    the funny one at our house recently was realizing Hubs says pop-er-ee instead of potpourri. made us laugh!

    xoxo

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  11. I cannot pronounce the word "oil". I say "oll" with a long O sound. I say spoil the same way. My last name has the oi combination in it. I can say my last name correctly. :) I don't know why I have problems with the other words.

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  12. When I was younger I could never tell if people were saying "Don't take it for granted." or "Don't take it for granite." and so whenever I used the phrase I would just switch back and forth and mumble it a little hoping it sounded right. Finally someone stopped me and asked "Did you just say 'take it for granite?'" I had to fess up that I didn't know which one it was! haha
    when I was little I used to mix things up too like I would say fordless cone instead of cordless phone. Or nas light instead of last night. I think I also heard a sibling ask for some ice water once and was confused as to why she wanted a fly-swatter in the middle of dinner.
    maybe it's my ears that are the problem!

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  13. Your outfit is so cute! =)
    And the last picture is awesome! hahaha...
    I hate saying jewelry... I sometimes say (jeweRlee)...lol..

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  14. Haha I love the "bumbo" bee thing. I can totally relate. I used to pronounce flash light as FASH light and my inlaws pointed it out to me. Needless to say I consciously say FLASH light now =) I'm all about the striped shirts this season too.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  15. I wish I could wear red lipstick like you can.

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  16. best post ever! i always say beg instead of bag. mr. taylor always gives me a hard time for it. and i must say that the last picture is te best thing ever!!
    xo TJ

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  17. hahahhaaha....we all have those words we say in our own way. For the longest time I thought that when it snowed outside I said "It snew out" yea....ps looooving the shoes with the red lipstick!!

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  18. hahaha cute story. i constantly make fun of my fiance for his pronunciations... but he's american so i guess he has an excuse ;p haha
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  19. Girl you crack me up! I've said so many things wrong over the years that I've lost track. Ha! Love the outfit.

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  20. Jeff gets mad at me when I talk about flARida instead of florida

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  21. You.....have a great sense of humor, trust me it will take you far. The words I get wrong all the time are song lyrics. I don't care, I just sing what I want, but inevitably my husband calls me on it and we both laugh.

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  22. Oh my gosh! This is too funny! I have a tendency to say "yea, but" as "yabbut". Whenever I used to say it to my stepdad, he would go, "what's a yabbut?" Drove me crazy! Lol! And my bf says root as "rut". It never escapes my attention when he says it! Haha!

    PS - Love your curly hair!

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  23. one of my favorite roommates was from utah and always said "mill", "dill", and "fill" instead of "meal", "deal", and "feal." she would also somehow omit the letter t from words, such as mountain and mitten. love it!

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  24. your words are cracking me up...and then you threw that picture in and i was a goner ;) you are too funny!

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  25. Haha, you are hilarious! Love that you say bumbo bee! That's awesome. You should tell Bumbo, to make a baby seat shaped as a bee and call it the bumbo bee. I like.

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  26. That is too funny! I know what you mean. For the longest time, I pronounced sandwich as "samwich" and chest of drawers as "chester drawers." (That one's common, though.) I also used to think that "broughtoou" was a real word. You know, on TV when they say, "These announcements have been BROUGHT TO YOU by..." Ha! Thankfully that last one only lasted til I was about 12.

    CUTE OUTFIT!

    ~ Angela
    grahamandangela.blogspot.com

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  27. haha thats such a funny story...
    weel english is not my first language but i find some words in my language that are mis-spelled..I guess its fine unless you are a teacher :)
    x

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  28. So, I used to say "tuberCLEEosis" instead of "tuberCUlosis." My husband always made fun of me for it. Then one time when I was studying broadcasting at BYU, I actually got assigned a news story about a tuberculosis outbreak at Provo High. Are you serious? I was really stressed about pronouncing the word right on camera and in my voice-over. Meanwhile my husband thought it was the funniest thing ever.

    I say it correctly now ... most of the time.

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  29. That's hilarious!! I can't say "pink" without sounding like total hillbilly. It comes out like "pank". I don't even have that southern of an accent so it just seems really out of place when it comes out like that!

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  30. Ahaha. For the longest time, when my mom would say to me, "That's not a very good reason," I thought she was saying, "That's not a very good raisin." You can see where this could get very confusing. Haha.

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  31. That sure is an interesting last photo :) And those oxfords...ahh they are just so alluring :) I'll say things wrong like the first time if I've only just read them. I used to pronounce heinous like hee-nee-ous. Instead of hay-nous. I liked my way better. My mom is the one who has trouble saying monastery. I can't think of anything else really...though I am forever correcting my youger sibling if they say "basketti" .
    Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

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  32. Oh my gosh. You are like, too cute to even be real!!!

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  33. the same thing happened to me with my husband! only i say "crayon" like "crown" and, like you, i will never be turning back. "crayon" just feels weird.

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  34. I was like 20 when I found out the word was "tuPPerware" not "tuBBerware". My friend kept saying "....what are you saying??" "TUBBERWARE!". My world felt like it came crashing down when she told me it was tuPPerware! I still refuse to say tuPPerware, it will always be 2 b's to me!

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  35. oh hahahaha this made me laugh! I have no idea if I say anything weird but lets be honest, i'm Canadian so I probably say lots of stuff weird haha

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  36. As an American living in Australia - MAN do I know a lot about accents and the different words that we say.

    That last picture is just amazing.

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  37. haha oh man, i say "melk" too. for some weird reason i also put an "l" in both so instead of "both" i say "bolth". i try but my tongue just won't move right to say it the right way. haha

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    please spread the word about the new name!

    ~kelsey

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  39. Nice top!
    Great photos, your blog is so cute!

    http://naominray.wordpress.com/
    @BlogInRay

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  40. haha, reminds me of my sister who says ahn-chiladas. aren't they enchiladas??!! love the last photo.

    [oomph.]

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  41. "Bumbo bee?" Pretty cute---and it gives me a chance to mention that the phrase is really "taller (faster, higher, worse, better, cuter, etc.) THAN (not "then").

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  42. hahaha how adorable, Bumbo Bee lol.

    you look so different when you're not wearing your glasses. red lipstick really suit you!

    S

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  43. I always say Clarence when I mean clearance. My husband makes so much fun of me for it :(

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  44. you are so cutesy! i love these shorts... especially the length!
    hooray for new blog buddies! so happy you joined :)
    xo,
    memory

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  45. That is hilarious! And I sometimes say pants and pounds funny but I'm not exactly sure how I would spell it...I'll give it a go though! They sometimes come out sounding like pyants and pyounds. Haha. Hopefully that makes sense! It is funny how everyone has at least a couple words they say differently :)

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  46. Aren't you just the cutest!? haha Love the last pic! Get 'em girl! ;)

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  47. that's funny! My friend says terlet instead of toilet and we have no idea why, that's the only word she says weird!

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  48. You are darling!! Thanks for the laugh :) hehe

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  49. I'm a brand new reader and follower! Love your blog, that is hilarious about the "bumbo bee". I hate when I sing they lyrics to a song loud and proud and then realize they aren't the right words! Haha. Always embarrassing, but always funny.

    -Whitney

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  50. Oh, I LOVE talking about words!! (I have a degree in English, it's okay!) :) Let's see... I have a friend who says waRsh instead of wash. Really weird. Umm...there are things that I know aren't right but refuse to give up. Like sherbet. I pronounce it sherbeRt. I say poinsetta instead of poinsettIa. And I maintain that funner should be a word.

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  51. Instead of "Breakfast" I say "Brekfix" (or I think that would be the spelling of it LOL)

    I also sometimes have problems with my "R's" I went to speech therapy for it in elementary but "Roy" or "Royals Royce" get me. Get me bad.

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  52. Haha too cute! When I was a kid I thought "Ready as I'll ever be" was "Ready as a lever bee." I thought that for a long time.

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  53. You look adorable!! Your blog always puts a smile on my face!

    xx

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  54. oh it's MORE than addicting ;) haha

    OH MY GOODNESS! YOU'RE SO CUTE! haha that last one has won me over! hahah

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  55. Bumbo bee - I love it! Have you heard the Matchbox 20 song "Breakfast at Tiffany's" ("I said, what about, Breakfast at Tiffany's")? My younger brother used to sing, at the top of his eight year-old lungs "And I said, what about, pants-less activities". This kind of reminds me of that ;)

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  56. My 2 year old calls his baby brother's Bumbo seat a bumbobee! You're too cute. :)

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  57. Bumbo bee! Oh my goodness that is the cutest haha!!

    M x www.whatwegandidnext.com

    P.s Check out our What Wegan Wore post! :) Hope you like!

    http://whatwegandidnext.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-wegan-wore-aladdin-pants.html

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  58. Oh my... I love it! hehe...
    I say "egg" funny, according to my husband, at least. He always makes fun of me. My brother cannot say "hedge-hog" correctly, he ALWAYS says "hodge-heg." lol And my daughter has always said "hangaburger" instead of "hamburger."

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  59. I can totally relate to this story! apparently, I say a bunch of words wrong.
    Clothes, I pronounce with a d sound instead of th. Like, clodes.
    and i'm learning there's lots more.

    xo lauren
    awkwardgirls.blogspot.com

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  60. my husband says mElk AND pEllow! It drives me bonkers!

    "Noelle, will you pour me some mElk?"
    "No, but I will pour you some milk."
    "No, mElk."
    "NO, MILK."
    "I WON'T SAY IT!!! I'll pour the melk myself."

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