Do You Actually Know How To Say These Commonly Mispronounced Words?
Most people don't.
Your opinion matters
What do you want? Americans tend to pronounce most things differently from the British and other speaking english countries
Sep 15, 2016 8:15PM
Sep 15, 2016 9:46PM
I pronounce the "l" in almonds. al-munds. The quiz says it's silent ah-munds. Regional?
Sep 15, 2016 11:34PM
I pronounce the 'l' in almonds and so does my wife. She's American, I'm British and the quiz answer is wrong. 'Sherbet' isn't pronounced 'Sure-bit' either- listen to Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter'. It's 'Sher-bert'.
Sep 16, 2016 2:13AM
The OED disagrees on the pronunciattion of "Dengue": https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/dengue In Question 11, the question doesn't make it clear whether they're asking about sorbet or sherbert. The OED also disagrees about the pronunciation of "Nuclear": https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/nuclear
Sep 16, 2016 9:58AM
I got ten correct according to the idiots who created this "test" but I don't think they use the same body parts I do for pronunciation. The Almond example I would use would go something like Ahl . mund. The tip of tongue really needs to reach for the palette when saying the first sylable of almond. Just the opinion of one.
Sep 16, 2016 6:21PM
With no hyperbole I pronounce the L in almond and I never heard of dengue fever...I missed those three.
Sep 16, 2016 8:47PM
They change the spelling and the actual words-adopting and inventing them-too Oswald!!! (I'm English)
Sep 17, 2016 8:55AM
Right on.. I usually can tell where a person is from by the way they talk/pronounce words.
Sep 17, 2016 9:51AM
Robert Percefull As a kid in Western Michigan, I hated the collquialisms of my region. People there (in the 50's and 60's) would commonly, "Oh yeah, I seen that." People, women in particular it seemed, would draw out the short "a" in "class" in a sustained nasal whine. I wanted to sound like Chet Huntley or Walter Cronkite (but without the jowl flapping and cadence). We also had a kind of all-purpose exclamation, similar to the Jewish "Oy ve!" -- "Oh Hah!" but I think this was mostly used by the locally predominate ethnicity of Dutchmen. Actually, I didn't mind that one, but I never used it myself.
Sep 17, 2016 8:54PM
Definitely not accurate for British speaking countries and definitely different to Australia
Sep 18, 2016 2:13AM
Well, I am French and the way these French words are supposed to be pronounced are all wrong!!! :) Being a linguist, I know what I am talking about :)
Sep 18, 2016 7:14AM
You don't always pronounce words perfectly, but who does? 8 correct.
Sep 18, 2016 11:06AM
Almond surprised me.
Sep 18, 2016 9:08PM
I disagree. Almond is pronounced with "L".
Sep 19, 2016 11:02AM