Common Mispronunciations

The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words, Explained

“Authors Ross and Kathryn Petras agree. They recently penned an entire book dedicated to the most commonly mispronounced words and their tangled histories. Titled You’re Probably Saying It Wrong, the small tome packs 150 of the most irritating words American-English speakers fail to get right.”

The article includes six examples, with definitions and explanations of the pronunciations. I have been saying four of the correctly.

  1. Acaí [ah-sigh-EE]
  2. Chiaroscuro [kee-ahr-uh-SKYOOR-oh]
  3. Flautist [FLOU-tist]
  4. GIF [jiff]
  5. Mischievous [MIS-chuh-vus]
  6. Niche [neesh] or [nitch]

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