10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly

10 Common Words You Probably Didn’t Realize You’ve Been Pronouncing Incorrectly


In our daily life, we use common words for a normal conversation with others. However, we have also been pronouncing most of these words incorrectly. Here are 10 common words you probably didn’t realize you’ve been pronouncing incorrectly.

#1 Pirates

We pronounce the word “Pirates” as we say “Pilates.”

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#2 Sherbet 

Most people pronounce Sherbet as “Shur-bert” when it is pronounced as “Sher-bit.”

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#3 February

People mispronounce February as “Feb-u-air-ey” which is incorrect. “Feb-ru-air-ey” is the correct pronunciation for February.

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#4 GIF 

GIF is the most common word on the social networking sites these days. However, most of the people still mispronounce it. The Correct way to say the word GIF is with a soft sound of G, like in giraffe. “Gif” is the incorrect pronunciation whereas “Jif” is the correct one.

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#5 Nokia 

Majority of the people have been asserting Nokia wrongly. The correct way to say the word is “Knock-ya” whereas “No-key-a” is incorrect.

Common Words Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#6 Crêpe

Crêpe is a famous American thin pancake which goes with Nutella, Banana, and Strawberry. Most of the people pronounce it as “Crape” which is utterly wrong while “Crep” is the correct pronunciation of it. Therefore, to honour this, start pronouncing it as “Crep.”

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#7 Wikipedia

Well, every person in the world uses Wikipedia for one reason or the other. However, how many of them actually pronounce the word “Wikipedia” correctly? Most people, after all these years, affirm it incorrectly. “Wick-i-pee-dee-a” is a wrong way to say Wikipedia. The correct way is “Wee-key-pee-dee-a.” People have been saying it wrong for so long that the founder, Howard G. Cunningham, has stopped correcting people.

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#8 Mischievous

The word is pronounced as it is spelled, mischievous. However, most people have a knack for adding a sound of “ee” for some reason. The correct pronunciation is “mis-che-vus” whereas most people pronounce it as “mis-chee-vee-us.” Most people misspell it.

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#9 Comfortable 

Comfortable is the most commonly used word by people in their life. However, there are people who still mispronounce this easy word for some reason, which is sad, honestly. “Cumf-ter-bull” is how people pronounce it which is incorrect. The correct way to pronounce it is “Come-fer-ta-bull.”

10 Common Words You Probably Didn't Realize You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
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#10 Et Cetera 

And now, last, but not the least, Et Cetera. People widely mispronounce the word Et Cetera and there is hardly anyone who pronounces it correctly. Most people, all over the world, pronounce it as “Ex-set-er-a” which is wrong. The correct pronunciation is “Et-set-er-a.”

 

Justin Thornbug
Justin Thornbug is an ordinary alter ego of a human being with extraordinary powers to make you laugh with his posts. He advises you to sit back and enjoy the ride while you can.

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