Have you at any point of time felt embarassed in a conversation when you mispronounced a English word and saw a wierd expression of 'What was that??' on the other person's face... Well, here is a study that offers a list of mangled words on which people often judge you. Toni Bowers offers the list so that you can double-check your own pronunciation.
There are words which would be used correctly but are pronounced wrong. They also may be much more egregious examples of stupidity.
Many people including reporters on television sometimes pronounce this word as REAL-uh-ter. Looks like the person who has pronounced is suffering from dyslexia.
Pronounciation of this word would be NU-clee-er, but most of them including most of the bigwigs pronounce it as NU-cu-lar?
Again, it"s not JOO-la-ree, it"s JOOL-ree.
- Supposedly/ supposably
Supposably is a nonexistent word.
- Supposed to/ suppose to
some of the people get lazier to pronounce the word supposed to as it takes an extra beat and pronounce it as suppose to.
- Used to/ use to
same as above people
- Anyway/ anyways
Lately, slangs have taken place of certain words making it gramatically incorrect. There is no word called anyways.
- February/ Febuary
Believe it or not some people pronounce it as FEB broo ary.
- Recur/ reoccur
Though the latter is tempting, it"s not a word.
- Mischievous/ mischievious
The Mis CHEE vee us is more commonly used, but it is wrong.
- Often/ oftun
It should be pronounced OFF un, not OFF tun. The t is silent.
The next time you are speaking to somebody mind the above ten pronounciations to save your face.