Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Say what?

Do you feel yourself going nuclear whenever you hear the word pronounced nuke-u-ler? Then you should enjoy this latest video from Mental Floss titled "79 Common Mispronunciations," in which John Green discusses 79 of the most commonly mispronounced words in English, including the word nuclear.

Though do people really pronounce epitome epi-tome (as opposed to e-pit-o-me) and hyperbole (hi-per-buh-lee) as hyper-bowl?

And while we are on the topic of common mispronunciations, it's wreaking havoc (not wrecking). And you (or your horse) champ (or champs, not chomp) at the bit.

Okay, my work here is done.

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