Friday, August 8, 2008

100 Most Often Mispronounced Words

How it's said/how it should be said-----smart alek comments

diptheria /diphtheria -----The ''ph'' in this word is pronounced [f], not [p].

expresso /espresso -----While I can't express my love for espresso enough, this word was borrowed from Italian well after the Latin prefix ex- had developed into es-.

excetera /et cetera -----Latin for "and" (et) "the rest" (cetera) are actually two words that probably should be written separately.

For all intensive purposes /For all intents and purposes ----The younger generation is mispronouncing this phrase so intensively that it has become popular both as a mispronunciation and misspelling.

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