Are You A RELATOR? NO! I am NOT.
Many words in the English language are mangled, butchered and twisted every day. None drives me crazier than the mispronunciation of REAL-TOR as RE-LA-TOR. A few even carry it one giant leap further by insisting that it’s Re-all-tor. Why, oh why? Can someone enlighten me as to why so many people do not pronounce REALTOR® correctly.
Unfortunately, the mispronunciation of REALTOR is not limited to the general public. Many card carrying members of the National Association of REALTORS® are guilty. The mispronouncing offenders are not limited to any particular gender, class, income or national origin.
I have gotten this issue off my chest for today; however, I’m certain that oft mispronounced word is going to rear its ugly head very, very soon.