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13 Commonly Mispronounced Words And The Correct Way To Pronounce Them

Are you guilty of mispronouncing some of these words?

Some people won’t admit it outright due to the fear of giving off an egoistic impression, but nobody likes getting corrected. Getting corrected sucks. Be it in the workplace, our daily chores, or even in trifle conversations. Oh yes, especially conversations, particularly mispronouncing words. There’s something embarrassing about it that’s pretty difficult to explain.

Want to improve your grammar and pronunciation game? here is a list of most commonly mispronounced words and the correct way to pronounce them.

1. Colonel

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Definition: An army officer of high rank, particularly an officer that is above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general.

Correct pronunciation: “kernel,” as in kernel of popcorn.

2. Banal

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Definition: lacking originality, freshness, or novelty.

Correct pronunciation: “buh-NAL,” emphasizing the second syllable of the word.

3. Jewelry

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Definition: Objects that are often made from precious metal and set with glamorous gemstone(s).

Correct pronunciation: “JOOL-ree,” emphasizing the first syllable.

4. Often

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Definition: frequently; many times. in many instances.

Correct pronunciation: “off-en,” with silent “t.”

5. Regardless

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Definition: disregarding the present situation despite the prevalent conditions.

Correct pronunciation: Most of the time, people use the word “regardless” wrong. When they use this word, they often mean to use the word “irregardless.”

6. Escape

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Definition:
To get free of something; to get or stay out of the way of something.

Correct pronunciation: “es-cape.” However, many often make the mistake of pronouncing it as “ex-cape.”

7. Prescription

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Definition: a written direction that is put forward by an authority.

Correct pronunciation: “pre-SCRIP-shun,” with the emphasis on the second syllable.

8. Sherbet

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Definition: A frozen fruit flavored dessert.

Correct pronunciation: “Sher-bet.”

9. Almond

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Definition: An oval nut commonly cultivated in warm climates.

Correct pronunciation: “Ah-mund,” with silent letter “L.”

10. Salmon

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Definition: Large fish common in North Atlantic.

Correct pronunciation: “SAM-un,” with strong emphasis on first syllable and silent letter “L.”

11. Regime

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Definition: A government sector.

Correct pronunciation: “RAY-zheem.”

12. Mischievous

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Definition:
overtly playful; troublemaker.

Correct pronunciation: “MIS-chiv-ous.”

13. Ask

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Definition: to question or to request for something.

Correct pronunciation: “Ask.” However, some people often mispronounce it as “ax.”

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Men Prefer ‘Bromance’ Over Girlfriends Nowadays, New Study Says

This takes the phrase ‘bros before hoes’ to the next level.

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