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Common Mispronunciations

December 1, 2015
We’re all guilty of us.Β 
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I’m guilty of this.
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But these mistakes are so common that they are sometimes overlooked. When it comes to public speaking/emceeing/reading the news — this is a big NO-NO.Β 
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Here are some of those common mispronunciations we make everyday:
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1. The day after Tuesday:
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WEDNESDAY
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We often hear it pronounced as Whe – nez – day.Β 
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It’s totally wrong.
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The correct pronunciation is Whenz – day. Β 
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2. Opposite of Northern:
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SOUTHERN
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Hannah Montana ya’ll? Haha. Even though we pronounce ‘south’ as such, the word above is not supposed to sound like south – thern.
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It’s acutally suh – thern.Β 
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3. When there is more than just one lady:
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WOMEN
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You would think ‘woman’ and ‘women’ sound the same, but mean differently. But in true fact, they do sound differently.Β 
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Woman (singular) – woo – men
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Women (plural) – weh – men
4. And of course…
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PRONUNCIATION
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It’s not pro – noun – cia – tion.Β 
(compare with ‘pronounce’)
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But pro – nun – cia – tion.Β 
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On the other hand, different pronunciations can exist due to different accents:Β 
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i.e. American English vs British EnglishΒ 
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They aren’t wrong, just said differently in different places. For example:
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1. Thorough
2. Process
3. Project
4. Last
5. Flour
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…and the list goes on!Β 
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