Commonly Mispronounced Words

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1. “Mischievous.”  You might be saying “miss-CHEEV-ee-us.”  But it’s supposed to be “MISS-chiv-us.”


2.  “Chipotle.”  A lot of people think it’s “chi-POL-tay.”  But it should be “chi-POAT-lay.”


3.  “Often.”  It rhymes with “soften.”  Don’t say “OFF-ten.”


4.  “Sherbet.”  Not “SHER-bert” … “SHER-bet.”


5.  “Candidate.”  You might be used to hearing “CAN-a-dit.”  But it’s actually “CAN-di-dit.”


6.  “Banal.”  If you use this word at all, you’re probably saying “BAY-nul.”  But it’s “buh-NAHL.”


7.  “Prerogative.”  Don’t say it like Bobby Brown.  Don’t do ANYTHING like Bobby Brown.  The word is “preh-ROGG-uh-tiv.”


8.  “Seuss.”  As in, Dr. Seuss.”  Everyone says “SOOSE,” but it’s supposed to be “SOICE.”  Even the Doctor himself gave up and started accepting the wrong way.


9.  “Bruschetta.”  Almost everyone says “bruh-SHETT-uh.”  But you should be saying “broo-SKETT-uh.”


10.  “GIF.”  Don’t say “JIFF.”  It’s “GIFF,” with a hard “G.”



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