Question of the Day

Is there a word (or phrase) that a family member, or other person influential in your young life, mispronounced either accidentally or deliberately for comedic effect, which you now mispronounce to this day, always or in certain situations?

When my grandmother was especially sleepy, she always used to say, "I'm ti-red!"—pronouncing the second syllable like the color. Ti-RED. Ti-red is for when regular old tired won't do.

To this day, when I am totally exhausted, I will announce that I'm ti-red as I'm climbing the stairs to bed.

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