If you’re anything like me, a portion of your vocabulary comes from reading books. The only danger with that is the pronunciation could be completely wrong, because you’ve read the word rather than heard it. Depending on where you live, word pronunciation might also carry a local flavor. I came across this list (I have no idea who composed it) and was surprised at how many of these mostly common words I mispronounce. Check it out and see how you do.
- KU KLUX KLAN
*unless in reference to the sports team
Should we even bother?
(I wish they had bothered, because I have no idea!)