Sunday, October 23, 2016

79 Words You’ve Been Saying Wrong The Whole Time

We have an Australian Rules Football team named Essendon (a suburb of Melbourne). Unfortunately a lot of people say “Essadon” which drives me (and many other people) crazy.

Mental Floss has produced a fun video of 79 commonly mispronounced words. Several of the ones they feature make my teeth grate as well (Hermione and Les Miserables just for starters.), although Australians do say a few of the words differently. The color mauve for example. We say the au as if it were an o as in open. Unlike the name Doris, where we pronounce the o as in orange unlike Americans who appear to say the name as Dooris.

Anyway, here’s the link.

Helen Woodall


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