The same goes for surprise -- it's not suprise; it's not axed -- it's asked, and it's not preciate -- it's appreciate.
My goodness we've gotten lazy and complacent. When I was in high school at Rochester Adams (yes, home to Madonna), I had a teacher who was a former nun who called the way we speak 'Michigan Mush Mouth', though I'm certain it is not limited to Michigan.
While we do not need to speak the Queen's English is it too much to ask that we enunciate correctly? Slow down, pronounce it correctly and stop making me scream every time I hear a stupid commercial!!!