My dearest Grammar always said “pacifically” when she in fact meant “specifically” and it wound Grandad up to virtual snapping point. Every time he heard her say it it was like she was literally vomiting acid in to his ear holes.
She, though, never batted an eyelid when he spat out “sherbert” instead of “sherbet”.
But that was altogether different wasn’t it?
That was, for all intensive purposes, his mistake and it was his purrogative to pernounce words any way that he liked and there was butt kiss she could do about it, wasn’t there?
The silly, old dumb arse!