Slacker and Steve - Mispronounced Words (Audio)

September 7, 2016

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English is one of the most spoken languages in the world and it also comes with many confusing words that we all mispronounce. In fact, we found a list of the five words that people mispronounce most. Here’s the list: 

1. Coupon.  (Pronounced KOO-pon.)  A lot of people say "KYOO-pon," which is okay if you're in America.  But apparently we're the only ones who say it that way.

2. Mischievous.  (Pronounced MISS-cheh-vous.)  It's three syllables, not four.  But a lot of people says "mich-CHEE-vee-ous."

3. Reservoir.  People ignore the second "R", and say "res-UH-voir."

4. Prerogative.  It starts with a "P-R-E."  So it's "PRUH-rogative," not "PER-ogative."

5. Espresso.  A lot of people say "EX-presso", but there's no "X" in there.

 

Do you pronounce those correctly? What are the words you mispronounce most?