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Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 08:15 PM

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?

The Prince 09-15-2012 08:25 PM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
That's such an American thing. I couldn't find one that I mis-pronounce.

Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12426272)
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 :p

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The Prince 09-15-2012 09:07 PM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Fort is an Italian expression, pronounced for-tay.

Fort without the accent is pronounced with a hard ending.

Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 09:22 PM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12426383)
Fort 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.

TigerTim 09-15-2012 10:14 PM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12426272)
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.

Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TigerTim (Post 12426570)
sorry D-man but we invented this language, we know how to speaky the englsih.

:sad: Let's see how the non-English speakers mispronounce ;) I thought people would like this...

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Litotes 09-17-2012 10:50 AM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12426574)
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.

Freak3yman84 09-17-2012 10:38 PM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Litotes (Post 12429884)
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.

:lol: Good to know 1 got you! Too bad all of the lists seem to be the same :sad: Otherwise I would find one for you guys!

GOATsol 09-18-2012 01:16 AM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12426272)
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.

Freak3yman84 09-18-2012 02:39 AM

Re: How Many Words Do You Mispronounce?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GOATsol (Post 12431229)
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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