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Are You Pronouncing These Common Words Incorrectly?

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Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?!

I never knew how to pronounce “diaspora” until two years ago. It’s one of those words you read over and over again, but you rarely ever hear someone say in conversation. I like to think big words get a buy on proper pronunciation.

However, words in common usage should get a little respect, if you consider yourself well read and/or educated. That’s not to say intelligent people don’t pronounce things incorrectly. My brother says “Valentimes,” which I think is too cute, so I will never correct him.

For the following common everyday words, their mispronunciation probably drives you up the wall if you are a nerd.


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