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Question How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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This is a very interesting topic. There are a wide variety of words that are commonly mispronounced, but people don't realize it. There are even a few words that were so commonly mispronounced, that the technically correct pronunciation was taken away. Among the best are the word "forte" being pronounced "fort", and the phrase "spitting image" actually being "spit and image". So which words you pronounce incorrectly out of this list?

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Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.
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That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.
Oh... So you pronounce forte "fort"? We do tend to be sloppier

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Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

FortÉ is an Italian expression, pronounced for-tay.

Fort without the accent is pronounced with a hard ending.
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FortÉ is an Italian expression, pronounced for-tay.

Fort without the accent is pronounced with a hard ending.
Did you see the link though? It says that technically the word "forte" with the e at the end is technically pronounced with a hard-ending. Here's the word forte in a sentence to clear things up "When playing Tennis, my backhand is my forte" The bolded word is pronounced with a hard ending like the word "fort" would be pronounced. Personally, I don't know anyone who pronounces "forte" like "fort" even though it's technically correct.

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That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.
sorry D-man but we invented this language, we know how to speaky the englsih.

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sorry D-man but we invented this language, we know how to speaky the englsih.
Let's see how the non-English speakers mispronounce I thought people would like this...

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Let's see how the non-English speakers mispronounce
Well, I am not a native English speaker, but of the ones on your list I was only fooled by "Spitting Image" for which I blame this TV show:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitting_Image

I agree with the Brits that most of these appear American in form. I guess a list of the most common mistakes this side of the Atlantic would be different.
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Well, I am not a native English speaker, but of the ones on your list I was only fooled by "Spitting Image" for which I blame this TV show:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitting_Image

I agree with the Brits that most of these appear American in form. I guess a list of the most common mistakes this side of the Atlantic would be different.
Good to know 1 got you! Too bad all of the lists seem to be the same Otherwise I would find one for you guys!

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That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.
I'm from the US and I pronounce them all correctly as well.

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I'm from the US and I pronounce them all correctly as well.
A lot of them I pronounce correctly as well. Maybe you're not finding the ones that are more common? Like "forte" or "spit and image" or "candidate" or "prescription"?

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