16 words you have been pronouncing incorrectly your whole life

16 words you have been pronouncing incorrectly your whole life

Granted, English might not be your first language so it is conceivable that you might not know the real pronunciation of a few words in the language.

Here are 16 of the most common mispronounced words by a lot of people.

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1. Often

Wrong: “OFF-tin”  Right:  “OFF-in”

2. Vice Versa

Wrong: “Vice-a-versa”  Right: “Vice-Versa (as spelt)”

3. Niche

Wrong: “Nitch”   Right: “Neesh”

4. Antarctica

Wrong: “An-AR-tica”  Right: “Ant-ARC-tica”

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5. Hyperbole

Wrong: “Hyper-bowl”  Right: “Hi-PER-boh-lee”

6. Picture

Wrong: “Pitch-uhr”  Right: “Pick-tchur”

7. Supposedly

Wrong: “Sug-pose-uh-bly”  Right: “Suh-pose-id-ly”

8. Hierarchy

Wrong: “HI-ar-key”  Right: “Hi-er-ar-key”

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9. Mauve

Wrong: “Mawv”  Right: “Mowv”

10. Taupe

Wron “Taaaa-ope.”  Right: “Tope”

11. Nuclear

Wrong: “Nuke-you-lur”   Right: “Noo-clear”

12. Potable

Wrong: “Pot-able”  Right: “Poat-able”

13. Accessory

Wrong: “Ass-ess-ory”  Right: “Ak-sess-sory”

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14. Ticklish

Wrong: “Tick-uh-lish”  Right: “Tick-lish”

15. Voluptuous

Wrong: “Vol-ump-tuous”  Right: “Vol-up-tuous”

16. Respite

Wrong: “Res-pait”  Right: “Res-pit.”

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