Yesterday, I was "listening in" to a conversation, which obviously was about a female two people knew in common:
#1 person: "You know Don."
#2 person: "No, I don't know a Don."
#1 person: "You know, she's related to...." and then named another person they also apparently know in common.
#2 person: "Oh, you mean DAWN!"
#1 person: "That's what I said."
#3 person: "No, you said DON!"
They continued with the discussion. Uncharacteristically, I refrained from commenting but chuckled to myself how many times I've had the same discussion.
Recently an acquaintance said "bot"; I commented, "I can tell you're not from here." She replied, "How can you tell?" I said, "You pronounce words differently." She asked, with obvious incredulity, "Like what?" I said, "Bought and caught for example."
She was defensive and said, "I think YOU say words funny too." As I was not offended that she would think that about me, I laughed and said, "I know; I've been trying to escape Fayette County all my life." After my self-deprecation, she laughed and we had a delightful conversation about differences.
Her favorite "mispronunciation" (her opinion) by me: FUTILE. I maintain that I LIKE my pronunciation; listen to the "English" pronunciation (favored by me), rather than the "American English" pronunciation (favored by her):