Need 10 mispronounced English words?

Ten commonly mispronounced words in English language and also identify the possible solutions for them. 

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago
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    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]

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  • 7 months 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'.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    7 months 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.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      Great examples!

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  • 7 months 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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  • Vicki
    Lv 5
    7 months 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.

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