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FIAT2LUX April 15th, 2016 6:39pm

I just found out today that I've been pronouncing cuisine incorrectly for over a decade. Have you ever had any embarrassing pronunciation mishaps?

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/31/16 11:42 am

I just noticed that this was featured. Cool! I think the last time I had a poll featured was April 1st within the first year users could make their own polls.

aclincoln memphis
04/28/16 7:29 pm

ancient = ankshent
extremely = extremuhlee
hierarchy = heerarchy
I've corrected the first and third ones since they've been pointed out to me

tbelltwin2 Georgia
04/25/16 9:12 am

Said Caesar say E zar and
Plymouth the way it looks

CMD1973 Oxford iowa
04/22/16 7:05 am

I still make mistakes in my pronunciation of English and I get embarrassed because people say it's cute.

Penn555 Maine
04/20/16 12:12 pm

When I was a kid I had the hardest time pronouncing aluminum. I think I was 11 or so before I finally managed. XD

Penn555 Maine
04/20/16 12:20 pm

For the curious, I'd actually sit around trying to say it but the closest I could bet was alu-ni-num.

ProjectFND USA
04/20/16 7:43 am

Across. It's not acrossed. That's not a word.

NucUlear. It does not have a U after the C. It is NewclEAR.

bowtiedbuffalo The TARDIS
04/20/16 7:07 am

I pronounced wiki like why-key for the longest time.

04/20/16 7:06 am

I used to think Rendezvous (never saw the word but only heard it) was pronounced "ren-dez-vus" not "ron-de-voo" until someone in my car heard me say the Ren-dez-vus when passing by the business pointing it out.

04/19/16 5:25 pm

I pronounced Cleveland like cle ve lend and Japan like Ja pin(emphasis on the Ja) when I was younger

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 12:43 pm

How do you mispronounce that?

chile safer than congress
04/19/16 3:25 am

Using the term irregardless which i found out about 8 years ago is not a recognized word.

Irrespective, or regardless are the intended meanings

HenryJRoberts Hmmm
04/18/16 7:09 pm

I used to pronounced Belarus wrong.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/18/16 1:18 pm

Mostly place names:

emgwenn portland
04/18/16 10:41 am

Androgynous. Aluminum. Caucus. The list goes on.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
04/18/16 7:51 am

I had an incident with the word "vinyl" the first time I said it out loud....

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
04/18/16 7:45 am

When I was in middle school, reading aloud in class, I had a fun stumble on "misled"

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
04/18/16 7:53 am

I pronounced it "MY-zulled," but had no idea how you would "misle" someone. I.e. this wasn't a scenario where I knew what the word meant and just didn't know how to pronounce it; I saw it written and had no idea what the word was.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
04/18/16 7:54 am

I knew the words "mislead" and "misled" but had never seen the latter written and didn't recognize it as such.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/18/16 8:05 am

Ah. I was thinking something like missiled, not that the word actually exists though.

Pres55555 Gone.
04/18/16 7:33 am

Hiroshima. I said it like her-o-sha-ma.

tswaney17 California
04/17/16 9:50 pm

Politics. I say poll-it-tics for some reason.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
04/17/16 5:32 pm

Prerogative. I've been pronouncing it PRErogative for almost my whole life.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
04/17/16 5:33 pm

Jesus, I mean I've been pronouncing it PERogative.

Maj Worth Economist
04/17/16 5:06 pm

My mom had a friend named Penelope (I always called her Sister Brown, so I didn't know her first name). We were delivering Christmas presents and I was passing them out. When I got to hers, I read "Pen-eh-loap". 😱

Large Milky Way Galaxy
04/17/16 2:11 pm

If you said no to this, then you are lying.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/17/16 2:22 pm

Not necessarily. I didn't ask if you had any mispronunciation mistakes, but rather if you had any embarrassing ones.

Large Milky Way Galaxy
04/17/16 2:23 pm

Oh, I understand now. Oops.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/17/16 11:14 am

Or-derves. I can't even BEGIN to spell it. I even spelled the pronunciation wrong

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/17/16 11:15 am

All I can say is those little thingies they serve before a meal at a party

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/17/16 9:31 pm

Hors d'œuvres.

It's French for "outside of the main dish"

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/17/16 10:58 pm

THANK you. I couldn't even begin to think to spell that mess lol

04/22/16 11:12 pm

"Horse Doovers"

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/22/16 11:20 pm

Or-derves is the best phonetic spelling.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
04/16/16 7:23 pm

I've always had trouble with pronunciation. I remember a particularly embarrassing moment in eighth grade mispronouncing Niger (the country) in front of an entire class.

Mariland neon butterfly garden
04/16/16 7:22 pm

Life-long struggle with: posthumously

I think there's some irony in there.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/17/16 5:01 am

Apparently I have issues with that one too. 3 words in 48 hours now! Ahhhhhhh!!! πŸ˜–

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
04/16/16 11:06 am

I've mispronounced pronunciation

Guestie Massachusetts
04/16/16 10:57 am

I've always been pronouncing asterisk wrong. I pronounce it like the s near the end is silent. I still do this, and I've heard someone else do this, too. Is this a New England thing?

Guestie Massachusetts
04/16/16 10:59 am

My mother pronounces it as astrik, apparently.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/16/16 12:06 pm

Not sure. Never heard that pronunciation.

Guestie Massachusetts
04/19/16 9:41 pm

Thank you so much for replying! Honestly, though, this wasn't an embarrassing pronunciation mistake. It was just surprising to me.

Penn555 Maine
04/20/16 12:16 pm

Not sure. I'm a Mainer and haven't heard it pronounced that way, but it's not a very common word in conversation, anyway. lol

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/16/16 7:00 am

I used to pronounce chipotle wrong (before it was one of the most hyped burrito places in the country). I pronounced it, like, with no accent on the e. As in "throttle" or "bottle."

Large Milky Way Galaxy
04/17/16 2:12 pm

So you pronounced it Chipottle?

gallae Michigan
04/15/16 11:50 pm

For a while, I had real trouble pronouncing the word 'spiritual.' I would pronounce it spear-ritual. But I knew I was saying it wrong.

Chic on the other hand. It just seemed to almost make sense to pronounce it chick. πŸ˜‚πŸ€“

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/16/16 5:24 am

Great. Another one I was pronouncing wrong. 😑

EarlyBird Portland
04/17/16 5:29 pm

Lol FIAT πŸ’œ

Penn555 Maine
04/20/16 12:17 pm

Wait, then how DO you pronounce spiritual?

gallae Michigan
04/20/16 12:24 pm

Well, now I've figured out the correct pronunciation. 😊

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/20/16 1:08 pm

@nicjmartin it's more like spear-itual. Look it up in a dictionary, have your phone say it, etc.

Penn555 Maine
04/20/16 1:34 pm

Ah, so that's basically how I say it. Phonetics generally confuse me so I didn't think much of the extra r. lol

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
04/15/16 9:14 pm

9th grade English class I pronounced the word rendezvous exactly how it's spelt

shygal47 Florida east coast
04/15/16 6:06 pm

I know I have mis-pronounced words ... but I sincerely appreciate everyone that has corrected me ... so, No, I don't feel embarrassed by it.

dudley northern Virginia woods
04/15/16 5:13 pm

I appreciate the very few corrections I receive.

UniversePlan Michigan
04/15/16 4:41 pm

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wittkevind Nashville
04/17/16 5:50 pm

Queue is the most confusing word. It's literally the letter Q with 4 silent nouns.

04/15/16 2:08 pm

I am a student of spanish so yes at first

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/15/16 5:33 pm

I'm a student of a few foreign languages. Mispronouncing words is expected. It's mispronouncing words from my native language for so long that is embarrassing.

jvc1133 61535
04/15/16 2:06 pm

Certainly, I have a speech impeachment .

Diogenes FreeMeBe
04/15/16 2:05 pm

Succinylcholine gave me a problem once.

susanr Colorado
04/15/16 3:18 pm

It gave me a problem once too, but not with pronunciation. (Look up "scoline pain" if curious.)

Diogenes FreeMeBe
04/15/16 4:35 pm

Limp vs. stiff and painful hmmmm???πŸ˜³πŸ˜±πŸΊπŸ˜›

susanr Colorado
04/15/16 6:12 pm

Geez, what did you find? =:-)

For me it was several days of excruciating full-body pain after fairly minor breast cancer surgery, all because of the drug used when intubating me. Scared the crap out of me when it started.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
04/15/16 10:47 pm

Can't (or perhaps can...honestly) understand your horror. Nearly died following lumbar surgery when my atrial catheter was removed immediately post-op and I went into a-fib/BP 60/20 c/o Rx at the hospital. I learned bilingual "associates" in ICU were a lifesaver. Can't really put a finger on it but with a Chilean Step-father it was interesting to say the least. Good to be among the least for the time being anyhow.

susanr Colorado
04/16/16 1:09 am

That sounds very much scarier than what happened to me - except I didn't have anyone around at all to talk to about it; it was "same-day" surgery and I was at home. I figured out what it was through some googling, although I had to literally crawl from bedroom to living room, to get to the computer - I really couldn't stand up. I don't ordinarily recommend diagnosing yourself via Google, but that time it was accurate. Once I understood, it wasn't scary any more. But still hurt like hell for a couple days. Very weird experience.

goldz oh this world
04/15/16 1:56 pm

For the first ten years of my life I pronounced misled as "Myzled." Thinking there was a word misle and misled was the past tense of it.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 1:53 pm

You weren't saying /kwee-zeen/? Were you calling it "cue-zeen," or what?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 7:17 pm

(shudders uncontrollably) :^D
I hope you don't say cue-pon too (It's coo-pon)!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/16/16 5:28 am

I generally pronounce it as coo-pahn, the the dictionary does list the other pronunciation as acceptable in American English (but not British English).

getupbaby South City
04/18/16 12:00 pm

Lol! I always say cue-pin.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/15/16 12:15 pm

Q-zeen. I discovered that it's supposed to be kwih-zeen.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 1:55 pm

Actually kwee-zeen. It's from French, so we shouldn't Americanize the "kwee-" first syllable. πŸ˜ƒ

missmorganmarie ...
04/15/16 7:36 pm

I guess I've been saying it wrong too !!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 8:14 pm

Just doin' mah job, Ma'am!

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