What word do people say wrong?
List of 73 Words People Say Wrong
|Antarctic||Be sure to pronounce the c in this word.|
|mayonnaise||Resist the temptation to contract it to “man-naise.”|
|mischievous||Pronounced “mis-chiv-us” rather than “mis-cheev-ee-us.”|
|moot||Some people want to say “mute” but this word is pronounced like it is spelled.|
What are the 10 most annoying mispronounced words?
Here’s a list of the top 10 most irritating pronunciations:
- Pacifically instead of specifically – 35%
- Probly instead of probably – 28%
- Expresso instead of espresso – 26%
- Specially instead of especially – 25%
- Artick instead of arctic – 19%
- Nu-cu-lar instead of nuclear – 19%
- Tenderhooks instead of tenterhooks – 18%
Is the L silent in Almond?
More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound. I consulted American Heritage (4th ed.), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.), Webster’s New World College Dictionary (4th ed.), and the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary.
Is it pronounced Nike or Nikey?
It’s Nikey, not Nike. Knight confirmed that it is, in fact, pronounced “Ni-Key,” by circling that option on the letter, before sending it back to the students.
Is it pronounced GIF or jif?
He used the occasion to mention again, “It’s pronounced ‘JIF’.” In an article in the New York Times Blog, Bits , he says: “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G’, pronounced ‘jif’.
What is confusing word?
Some are homonyms (spelled the same, but with different meanings) or homophones (fair and fare). Also spelled confusibles. Also called confusable words and confusing words.
What are the top 100 misspelled words?
100 Commonly Misspelled Words
|achieve||i before e||acheive|