100 Most Frequently Mispronounced Words

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  1. USViking
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    I got this from another board.

    I like my own mispronunciations. Everyone else's really get on my nerves.

    http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html

    The ones I get wrong part or all of the time are:

    close
    diptheria
    expresso
    Febyuary
    duc tape
    forte
    long-lived
    parlament
    reoccur
    snuck
    spitting image
    stomp
    verbage

    I'm not going to change, but I think you should.
     
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    That's right..... it should be "spit'n" image....
     
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    perogative prerogative

    I'll always type 'perogative'. Hmph. :(
     
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    Both your version and mine are in my dictionary as "informal".

    Supposedly the correct phrase is "spit and image",
    which I have never heard once in my entire life.

    Bogus.
     
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    ummm with my hearing, the list of words I misprounce is infinate!
     
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    That's not too bad.
     
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    I've heard worse.

    Two of the ones that really get me are:

    nucular
    artic.
     
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    i pronounce them all correct .............. in my head
     

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