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Do You Actually Know How To Say These Commonly Mispronounced Words?

Most people don't.

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347 Comments
Oswald Vanloo
What do you want? Americans tend to pronounce most things differently from the British and other speaking english countries
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Sep 15, 2016 8:15PM
Dennis Myers
Fun
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Sep 15, 2016 9:46PM
Kurt VanderSluis
I pronounce the "l" in almonds. al-munds. The quiz says it's silent ah-munds. Regional?
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Sep 15, 2016 11:34PM
John Muir
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'.
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Sep 16, 2016 2:13AM
Simon Jester
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
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Sep 16, 2016 9:58AM
Bob Milsom
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.
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Sep 16, 2016 6:21PM
Ian MacBrown
With no hyperbole I pronounce the L in almond and I never heard of dengue fever...I missed those three.
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Sep 16, 2016 8:47PM
Emma Heighway
They change the spelling and the actual words-adopting and inventing them-too Oswald!!! (I'm English)
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Sep 17, 2016 8:55AM
bobpercefull
Right on.. I usually can tell where a person is from by the way they talk/pronounce words.
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Sep 17, 2016 9:51AM
Kurt VanderSluis
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.
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Sep 17, 2016 8:54PM
Marina McAllan
Marina McAllan
Definitely not accurate for British speaking countries and definitely different to Australia
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Sep 18, 2016 2:13AM
Christiane René
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 :)
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Sep 18, 2016 7:14AM
Baron Byron Greenback
You don't always pronounce words perfectly, but who does? 8 correct.
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Sep 18, 2016 11:06AM
Mike Holley
Almond surprised me.
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Sep 18, 2016 9:08PM
Theresa Shelton
I disagree. Almond is pronounced with "L".
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Sep 19, 2016 11:02AM