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09-18-2012 02:39 AM
Freak3yman84
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by GOATsol View Post
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"?
09-18-2012 01:16 AM
GOATsol
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
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.
09-17-2012 10:38 PM
Freak3yman84
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by Litotes View Post
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!
09-17-2012 10:50 AM
Litotes
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 View Post
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.
09-15-2012 10:16 PM
Freak3yman84
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Originally Posted by TigerTim View Post
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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09-15-2012 10:14 PM
TigerTim
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
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.
09-15-2012 09:22 PM
Freak3yman84
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
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.
09-15-2012 09:07 PM
The Prince
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.
09-15-2012 08:30 PM
Freak3yman84
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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
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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09-15-2012 08:25 PM
The Prince
Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.
09-15-2012 08:15 PM
Freak3yman84
How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?

http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/st...e/mispron.html

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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