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Thursday, October 06, 2016

You’ve Been Mispronouncing These Words Your Whole Life

Language is tricky. Not only are there multiple ways to spell the same word, but there are silent letters, emphasis on certain syllables, and basically a bunch of ways to say common everyday words wrong.

After all, everything sounds right in your head until you say it out loud and everyone looks at you funny.

Hopefully this will help you at least a little bit.
Definition: A smoked hot chili pepper used especially in Mexican cooking.
Wrong: Chip – oat – lay
Right: Cheep – oat – lay

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wicomico
Wrong: Why-com-ick-oh
Right: Wick-oh-mick-oh

Anonymous said...

the T is silent

Anonymous said...

So Wrong: MADE IN CHINA

OH SO RIGHT: MADE IN THE U.S.A!

Anonymous said...

Here is the correct spelling.....
E -- COLE -- EYE (ecoli)

Claire Bohlen said...

I think you have that just the opposite