| John the OFM ||14 Aug 2011 7:22 a.m. PST|
Is one of them not a word?
I have seen both spellings, and both meaning roughly the same thing.
Mostly it has to do with the King and virgins
|aecurtis ||14 Aug 2011 7:32 a.m. PST|
One means the right to make dumplings. The other does not.
|aecurtis ||14 Aug 2011 7:49 a.m. PST|
I put it down to Bobby Brown's poor pronunciation.
|Mapleleaf ||14 Aug 2011 7:56 a.m. PST|
No difference same word
"Prerogative" is frequently both mispronounced and misspelled as "perogative." It may help to remember that the word is associated with PRivileges of PRecedence.
|Skeptic||14 Aug 2011 9:05 a.m. PST|
|jpattern2 ||14 Aug 2011 10:15 a.m. PST|
Yep, I blame Bobby Brown, too. Man, that song grated on my ears when it first came out. Still does, but now I rarely hear it.
Lately I've been hearing a lot of TV anchors and reporters, mostly blonde women, pronouncing "always" as "oh-ways." What the heck? Are they all going to the same misguided diction coach with a thing for round vowels?
|aecurtis ||14 Aug 2011 5:17 p.m. PST|
Why do otherwise seemingly intelligent people say "of" ("would of") instead of "have"--and then write the error?
| great hall games ||14 Aug 2011 6:46 p.m. PST|
Maybe you're hearing "would of" when they are actually using the contraction "would've." Would it sound differently when spoken quickly?
|Henrix||14 Aug 2011 10:40 p.m. PST|
That doesn't explain writing it, great hall.
|Parmenion ||15 Aug 2011 1:12 a.m. PST|
I think great hall games has the right idea, but the other way around. Some people mis-hear the spoken "would've" as "would of", then reproduce their error parrot-fashion in speech and writing.
A lot of the textual errors that annoy me seem to come from people attempting to write down what they think they've heard without actually understanding the words they're using.
| nazrat ||15 Aug 2011 5:28 a.m. PST|
"Why do otherwise seemingly intelligent people say "of" ("would of") instead of "have"--and then write the error?"
The same reason the write "prolly" for "probably"?
And the answer the original question, I think I've sussed out the difference is an "r". What do I win? 8)=
|brucka||15 Aug 2011 4:52 p.m. PST|
As Richter said – "There are no bad perogki". And I say it's my prerogative to eat them -except the liver ones, not bad; just not good.