When my husband and I hear mispronunciations on television or radio, we swivel our heads toward each other and “tsk.” Sometimes we even “tsk tsk.” Here are some culprits that trigger our “tsk” response:
EX cetera It’s ET cetera. Surprisingly prominent people say EK.
EX presso Look at the word the next time you’re in Starbucks. It’s ES presso.
EX pecially Again, say it as it is spelled: ESpecially
Supposively It’s pronouced as it’s spelled: supposEDly.
Relator A person who sells real estate is a REALtor: Real tor. This is not hard.
Nucular Please! It’s NU CLEAR. I cringe.
Jewlary Ever seen it spelled like that? Then why say it that way? It’s JEWELry.
Aks It’s spelled ASK. It’s also pronounced that way.
Liberry LiBRARy. Don’t be lazy.
Febuary FeBRUary. See Liberry.
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