May 23, 2017

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

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As you know, we change your textbook every day! Read this article from the Guardian on the most common mistakes in English pronunciation.
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Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn’t worry too much, she says, if their plans “go oar-y” after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing “awry” wrong all through her long, glittering career.

We’ve all been there. I still lapse into mis-CHEE-vous if I’m not concentrating. This week some PR whizzes working for a railway station with an unusual name unveiled the results of a survey into frequently garbled words. (…). Researchers also found that 340 of the 1000 surveyed said ex-ceterainstead of etcetera, while 260 ordered ex-pressos instead of espressos. Prescription came out as perscription or proscription 20% of the time.

 

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What does it mean? Click and find out!

glance (n) a quick look
awry (adv) if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned
glittering (adj) very impressive and successful
whizz (n) a person who is very good at something
garbled (adj) told in a way that confuses the person listening
to come out (v) when words come out, they are spoken

 

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