Words you may be saying incorrectly…

Does a word ever sound “funny” to you? Have you ever second-guessed yourself while speaking?

Whether you’re learning English, or have been speaking since birth, there may be a chance you’re saying some words incorrectly. While some of the mispronounced words in this post have made it as ‘second’ spellings in the dictionary (sherbert), and others are commonly used for informal typing and Internet slang (prolly), I would suggest sticking with the correct pronunciation just to play it safe. 🙂 Remember, how we talk represents….us.

Below are the commonly mispronounced words, and what they’re often confused with. The letters in bold is where the error mainly happens. Under the word list is a video, with yours truly, will show you how to say them correctly. Listen to the video, and say the words aloud to practice.  Are you ready?


especially  

not to be confused with: “ex-pecially”

sherbet

not to be confused with: “sher-bert

probably

not to be confused with: “prolly” or “probly

realtor

not to be confused with: “real-a-tor”

ask

not to be confused with: “axe

espresso

not to be confused with: “eX-presso”  Yup, there’s really no X.

jewelry

not to be confused with: “jewl-ery”  (the ending is “-ry” not “-ery”)

mischievous

not to be confused with: “mischie-vi-ous”

supposedly

not to be confused with: “suppos-ably

escape

not to be confused with: “ex-cape”

candidate

not to be confused with: “can-idate”

specifically

not to be confused with: “pacifically” or “es-pecifically”

prescription

not to be confused with: “per-scription”

suite

not to be confused with: “suit

 

Happy Studying! ♥