We want to walk in ‘English’; We want to stalk ‘The English’
But, Can we talk in English?
This World Literacy Day, we have assorted a list of mispronounced words, used by a huge number of people. The number is so high that you want to give a second thought before saying something.
Pronunciation: Its correct pronunciation is plume(r) with ‘B’ silent.
Pronunciation: This disease is pronounced as Den-gee (pronunciation of ‘gee’ as in cheese).
You should not pronounce it as Den-goo.
Any coffee lover worth their beans has had this argument! Technically, the pronunciation with ‘s’ is correct. However, the pronunciation (and spelling) expresso, with an ‘x’ instead of an ‘s’, has grown greatly in popularity, probably due to the influence of ‘express’.
Pronunciation : Just about everyone I know drops the first r in February!
The spelling calls for FEB-ROO-AR-Y, not feb-u-ar-y.
Pronunciation: It is pronounced as bo-hl (pronunciation of o as in roll).
Not as ba-ool which is wrong.
Pronunciation: This Latin term is often mispronounced and its abbreviation is frequently misspelled.
It is pronounced as ET CET-ER-A, not ex cet-er-a.
Pronunciation: Often is very often mispronounced!
The trick is to simply keep ‘t’ silent while pronouncing the word! (of-en)
Pronunciation: It is generally pronounced as ep-i-tome (as in foam) But the correct pronunciation is ep-i-tummy.
Pronunciation: This dry fruit is pronounced as Ah-mund, (pronunciation of u as in sun). L is silent. You should not pronounce it as Aal-mund.
Pronunciation: Nee-sh, Should end with a soft “sh” and should not be pronounced as “nitch”)
Also, In US English, it can be pronounced as Nee-sh (pronunciation of Nee as in tree). But according to British English, it is pronounced as Nitch (as in switch)
Pronunciation: The correct pronunciation is Zhon-ruh, (Zh is a sound as in vision, and ruh as in umbrella). It is often mispronounced as Jen-ner.
Pronunciation: The correct pronunciation is Koo-pon (pon as in pawn). It is often mispronounced as koo-pun (pronunciation of u as in sun).
We anticipate, next time when you eat almonds out of a bowl with a cup of Espresso in the month of February; you pronounce it correctly!