Need 10 mispronounced English words?
Ten commonly mispronounced words in English language and also identify the possible solutions for them.
- Anonymous4 weeks agoBest Answer
nuclear > pronounced "new-cue-ler"
Arctic > pronounced "Artic"
athlete > pronounced "athalete"
Alzheimer's disease > pronounced "all-timers" disease
cinnamon > pronounced "cimmanon"
library > pronounced "lie-berry"
February > pronounced "Febuary"
Big League > pronounced "bigly" [Trump]
anonymous > pronounced "anomynous" [Trump]
origins > pronounced "oranges" [Trump]
huge > pronounced "yuge" [Trump]
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
I'm in a teeny tiny minority here; even well-educated people get this wrong. The word is 'sixth'.
Clearly you should say 'six' and then 'th' immediately afterwards. But so many people just say 'sikth'.
- CogitoLv 74 weeks ago
I don't know about pronunciation in the USA, but in the UK, the worst ones in my opinion are -
Secretary - which many people pronounce as "SECK-it-ree".
Jewellery - which many pronounce as "JOO-ler-ee".
Mischievous - which many pronounce as "Miss-CHEE-vee-us."
Epitome - which some people pronounce as "EPIE-tome.
- DiogenesLv 74 weeks ago
Washington -- commonly mispronounced as "War-shing- ton."
Indictment -- replace the c with e, which makes the i sound like a long vowel, and don't delete the first n.
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- VickiLv 44 weeks ago
Two that plague me are Montessori and indictment. They aren't spelled like... for Montessori I have no clue. Because it's spelt to be pronounced however. For indictment... Probably should be spelled iditment. Just eliminates the stupidity.