What Are Words That You Or Others Have A Hard Time Pronouncing?
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?
I have hard time pronouncing the difference of "z" and "s". Yes I can still talk pretty good.
New Orleans. How many syllables?
People who say mis chiev i ous instead of mis chie vous and
people who say main tain ence instead of main tenance
Love this thread!
Cavalry is a good one!
I know of someone that says salat as opposed to salad.
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.
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.
How about Judicial Decisions.......