We’re all guilty of us.
I’m guilty of this.
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.
Here are some of those common mispronunciations we make everyday:
1. The day after Tuesday:
We often hear it pronounced as Whe – nez – day.
It’s totally wrong.
The correct pronunciation is Whenz – day.
2. Opposite of Northern:
Hannah Montana ya’ll? Haha. Even though we pronounce ‘south’ as such, the word above is not supposed to sound like south – thern.
It’s acutally suh – thern.
3. When there is more than just one lady:
You would think ‘woman’ and ‘women’ sound the same, but mean differently. But in true fact, they do sound differently.
Woman (singular) – woo – men
Women (plural) – weh – men
4. And of course…
It’s not pro – noun – cia – tion.
(compare with ‘pronounce’)
But pro – nun – cia – tion.
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On the other hand, different pronunciations can exist due to different accents:
i.e. American English vs British English
They aren’t wrong, just said differently in different places. For example:
…and the list goes on!