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%
Why do British add R to words?
Linguists have called this phenomenon the “linking r.” Because of the tendency to pronounce an “r” when it occurs between vowel sounds, many of these same speakers go a step more and add an “r” where it doesn’t belong, once again between two vowel sounds.
Why do I pronounce words wrong?
Some of the likely reasons for mispronunciation are reading difficulties, nonstandard spellings, local or regional mispronunciations and hearing problems. All of these can cause people to say words differently from the standard pronunciation. In some instances, mispronunciation may be attributed to hearing loss.
Is the T in exactly silent?
Often. In English, there are many words that contain silent letters. This is one. It’s supposed to be “OFF-en.” The “t” is completely silent.
What word has 3 C pronounced differently?
In English, “Pacific Ocean” has three “c”s, each pronounced differently. There are no clues to the reader as to how—it’s assumed you already know. This is a common frustration with those who study English as a second or additional language.
Is the L silent in Almond?
More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound.
Is T silent in robot?
The word by itself, none of the letters are silent. But in the case of the phrase “ Robot Cop “ the “ t “ is silent.
What do British say differently?
“Both also can”
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What words are spelled the same but pronounced differently?
Homophones are words that sound the same but are different in meaning or spelling. Homographs are spelled the same, but differ in meaning or pronunciation.
How do New Yorkers say salmon?
How do New Yorkers say dog?
Many of the words that have the “o” sound (like in coffee) are pronounced with an “aw” sound. So the word dog, for example, would sound like “dawg”, and “coffee” would sound like “cawfee.”
What do Brooklyn people say?
“Put me on.” – Explain it to me. So if you have a bad day at work and you tell your buddy in a text message, they might say “put me on,” which means “tell me more about it.” “I’m so tight.” – Basically, this means “I’m upset.” “Tight” on its own has often been used as “sweet,” or “nice,” but not in this context.