Artisan bread is exactly what its name suggests: bread that is crafted, rather than mass produced. Why do people insist on calling it Artisian Bread? Or, in the case of cashiers at the supermarket... any baked goods that they can't find on their cheat sheet when they ring up a purchase. Black Forest strudel.... Artisian bun ... huh? ... . Are they confusing it with the word Artesian> ? ... 'having to do with water and wells"? I've looked it up ... can't find it in reference to baking... AT all. Must be something new.... not yet in the dictionary...but, will be soon if they have their way.
Then... there is pundit..... why do even the educated continue to refer to it as pundint..or are they perhaps saying pundant? ...never heard of either myself... but, what do I know for sure? Maybe they have access to dictionaries I've not seen. Either way it has no bearing on the sentence in which they use it...nor does it refer to the dictionary meaning I know.... "A Pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences or sport) on which they are knowledgeable. The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities. In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well."
And the always annoying .... real "a" tor... even if they are one! good grief... it has already been reduced from real estate broker or estate agent, or whatever they are called in various countries... to realtor. Why do they make it worse than ever by tossing in the extra "a" before the "t" .... there isn't one!
There you have it.... my little rant on mispronunciation of words..... I love words.... that's probably why it makes me crazy. I could cheerfully grab them by the throat and throttle them. If I could only get at them through the television screen. A perfect reason not to bother watching the stupid tube. If they can't pronounce it... why don't they use a symanym.. a sinamyn .. a sinnamon... a well, you know what I mean..... Any favs that make you want to strangle the person uttering such profanity?
That does it.... I'm off to play with dolls......