“Mispronunciated” Words – more from the “You Don’t Say” List

WRITTEN February 26, 2015 Author: Rich Atkins
Pronounce words correctly to maintain and enhance your own credibility.

Pronounce Words Correctly

Say

Don’t Say

Arctic

Artic

Ask

Axe

Business, isn’t, wasn’t

Bidness, idn’t, wadn’t

Button, Latin

Budden, Laddin

Cardsharp

Card shark

Drawer

Draw

Champ at the bit

Chomp at the bit

Converse

Conversate

Dog eat dog world

Doggy dog world

Drowned

Drownded

Escape

Excape

Espresso

Expresso

Et cetera

Excetera

Especially

Expecially

February

Febuary

For all intents and purposes

For all intensive purposes

Height

Heighth

In parentheses

In parenthesis

Interpret

Interpretate

Regardless

Irregardless

Library

Liberry

Nuclear

Nucular

Often

Off-ten

Orange,  Florida

Arange,  Flarida

Orient

Orientate

Prerogative

Perogative

Sneaked

Snuck

So

Soze

Supposedly

Supposably

Theater

Thearter

Utmost

Upmost

Verbiage

Verbage

 

 

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