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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ancient = ankshent
extremely = extremuhlee
hierarchy = heerarchy
I've corrected the first and third ones since they've been pointed out to me
Said Caesar say E zar and
Plymouth the way it looks
I still make mistakes in my pronunciation of English and I get embarrassed because people say it's cute.
When I was a kid I had the hardest time pronouncing aluminum. I think I was 11 or so before I finally managed. XD
For the curious, I'd actually sit around trying to say it but the closest I could bet was alu-ni-num.
Across. It's not acrossed. That's not a word.
NucUlear. It does not have a U after the C. It is NewclEAR.
I pronounced wiki like why-key for the longest time.
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.
I pronounced Cleveland like cle ve lend and Japan like Ja pin(emphasis on the Ja) when I was younger
How do you mispronounce that?
Using the term irregardless which i found out about 8 years ago is not a recognized word.
Irrespective, or regardless are the intended meanings
I used to pronounced Belarus wrong.
Mostly place names:
Androgynous. Aluminum. Caucus. The list goes on.
I had an incident with the word "vinyl" the first time I said it out loud....
When I was in middle school, reading aloud in class, I had a fun stumble on "misled"
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.
I knew the words "mislead" and "misled" but had never seen the latter written and didn't recognize it as such.
Ah. I was thinking something like missiled, not that the word actually exists though.
Hiroshima. I said it like her-o-sha-ma.
Politics. I say poll-it-tics for some reason.
Exclaim and explain
Prerogative. I've been pronouncing it PRErogative for almost my whole life.
Jesus, I mean I've been pronouncing it PERogative.
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". 😱
If you said no to this, then you are lying.
Not necessarily. I didn't ask if you had any mispronunciation mistakes, but rather if you had any embarrassing ones.
Oh, I understand now. Oops.
Or-derves. I can't even BEGIN to spell it. I even spelled the pronunciation wrong
All I can say is those little thingies they serve before a meal at a party
It's French for "outside of the main dish"
THANK you. I couldn't even begin to think to spell that mess lol
Or-derves is the best phonetic spelling.
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.
Life-long struggle with: posthumously
I think there's some irony in there.
Apparently I have issues with that one too. 3 words in 48 hours now! Ahhhhhhh!!! 😖
I've mispronounced pronunciation
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?
My mother pronounces it as astrik, apparently.
Not sure. Never heard that pronunciation.
Thank you so much for replying! Honestly, though, this wasn't an embarrassing pronunciation mistake. It was just surprising to me.
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
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."
So you pronounced it Chipottle?
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. 😂🤓
Great. Another one I was pronouncing wrong. 😡
Lol FIAT 💜
Wait, then how DO you pronounce spiritual?
Well, now I've figured out the correct pronunciation. 😊
@nicjmartin it's more like spear-itual. Look it up in a dictionary, have your phone say it, etc.
Ah, so that's basically how I say it. Phonetics generally confuse me so I didn't think much of the extra r. lol
9th grade English class I pronounced the word rendezvous exactly how it's spelt
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.
I appreciate the very few corrections I receive.
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Queue is the most confusing word. It's literally the letter Q with 4 silent nouns.
I am a student of spanish so yes at first
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.
Certainly, I have a speech impeachment .
That one usually works for me.
Succinylcholine gave me a problem once.
It gave me a problem once too, but not with pronunciation. (Look up "scoline pain" if curious.)
Limp vs. stiff and painful hmmmm???😳😱🍺😛
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.
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 living...at least for the time being anyhow.
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.
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.
You weren't saying /kwee-zeen/? Were you calling it "cue-zeen," or what?
(shudders uncontrollably) :^D
I hope you don't say cue-pon too (It's coo-pon)!
I generally pronounce it as coo-pahn, the the dictionary does list the other pronunciation as acceptable in American English (but not British English).
Lol! I always say cue-pin.
How were you pronouncing it?
Q-zeen. I discovered that it's supposed to be kwih-zeen.
Actually kwee-zeen. It's from French, so we shouldn't Americanize the "kwee-" first syllable. 😃
I guess I've been saying it wrong too !!
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