What Are Words That You Or Others Have A Hard Time Pronouncing?

by minimus 45 Replies latest jw friends

  • james_woods


  • 00DAD

    I really have a hard time correctly pronouncing this particular phrase:

    "Jehovah's Witnesses are the one true religion on Earth today!"

    I"m not exactly sure why that's so hard for me to say correctly. Can anyone help me out here?


  • Iamallcool

    I have hard time pronouncing the difference of "z" and "s". Yes I can still talk pretty good.

  • Gopher

    New Orleans. How many syllables?

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    People who say mis chiev i ous instead of mis chie vous and

    people who say main tain ence instead of main tenance

  • minimus

    Love this thread!

    Cavalry is a good one!

    I know of someone that says salat as opposed to salad.

  • jookbeard

    protractor, and I cant spell necessary. I had a mate when I was a Dub and we knew a guy called Lawrence McLaughlin and he could never pronounce the sirname no matter how hard he tried. We had a bro in our cong who was the equivalent of numerically dyslexic and I think they used to make him read the announcements on purpose , so if we had £4000 in the cong account he would say four hundred thousand and he would get every figure muddled up.

  • srd


  • Terry

    I knew a young woman who thought you could be death in one ear. Not Deaf, mind you, but Death! Apparently she never listened closely. And probably never read a book!

    I notice when I listen to Books on CD the reader often has a problem with a word or two.

    You'd think if you were hired to read something you'd take the trouble to look up unfamiliar words.

    Here are a few:

    ZOO-ology which is wrong instead of ZOE-ology which is right. If you look closely at the word you only have a ZO before the OLOGY begins!

    MAN-ay's which is wrong instead of MAY-O-nays which is right. Mayonnaise has a Mayo right up front. Not a Man in sight!

    PER-skrip-shun is wrong instead of PREE-skrip-shun which is right. Pre means before and script means to write. The Doctor writes the prescription BEFORE you pick up the medicine!

    Pros-STRAYTE is wrong instead of Pros-TATE which is right. A man has a prostate but anybody can lie down prostrate.

    If you buy furniture for your bedroom or living room it is a SWEET (suite) and not a SOOT. The Nutcracker is a suite (SWEET).

    A real estate agent is a REEL-TORE and not a reel-uh-ter.

    Tijuana is only 3 syllables and not 4. Tee-won-uh and not Tee-uh-won-uh.

    And, my grandmother's favorite: Chester Drawers (which is wrong) instead of Chest of Drawers.

  • tornapart

    How about Judicial Decisions.......

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