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YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN MISPRONOUNCING THESE 20 WORDS THE WHOLE TIME

Candidate , Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time

Thanks to spell check and AutoCorrect, all the words we misspell can be fixed pretty quickly, even if a lot of Facebook posts look like they were written by someone in the middle of a stroke. But unfortunately, there really isn’t something that lets us know immediately if we mispronounce a word. That is unless there is an uppity asshole nearby who corrects you.

With that said, let’s take a look at some words that you might have been saying wrong the entire time, because then you can be that uppity asshole in the future.

Chipotle
Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time, Chipotle
Wrong: Chip – oat – lay
Right: Cheep – oat – lay
Definition: a smoked hot chili pepper used especially in Mexican cooking
Sentence: A group of white high school girls went to Chipotle to celebrate the last day of school.

Perspire
Perspire, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Pre – spire
Right: Per – spire
Definition: give out sweat through the pores of the skin as the result of heat, physical exertion, or stress
Sentence: The cashier noticed how much I was perspiring when I tried to use an expired coupon.

Gyro
Gyro, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: juh – eye – roh or gee – roh
Right: yee – roh
Definition: a sandwich made with slices of spiced meat cooked on a spit, served with salad in pita bread
Sentence: Not ordering food I can’t correctly pronounce is why I haven’t eaten a gyro yet.

Candidate
Candidate , Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Can – uh – date
Right: Can – da – date
Definition: a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election
Sentence: All the Republican presidential candidates are doing a great job of giving SNL material.

Cache
Cache, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Catch
Right: Cash
Definition: a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place
Sentence: I have a large cache of Halloween candy under my bed for shame eating.

Sherbet
Sherbet, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Sure – burt
Right: Sure – bit
Definition: a frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin
Sentence: I’ve been saying sherbet the wrong way this entire time.

Affluent
Affluent, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Aff – lue (stress here) – ent
Right: Aff (stress here) – lue – ent
Definition: having a great deal of money; wealthy
Sentence: I would say affluent if I wanted to sound more like an asshole than usual.

Prescription
Prescription, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Pur – scrip – shun
Right: Pre – scrip – shun
Definition: an instruction written by a medical practitioner that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment
Sentence: My therapist wrote me out a prescription after only five minutes of talking.

Espresso
Espresso, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Ex – press – so
Right: Es – press – so
Definition: strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans
Sentence: Owning an espresso machine is a good way to show everyone you’re better than them.

Sudoko
Sudoko, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Suh – doe – coo
Right: Soo – doe – coo
Definition: a puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid
Sentence: Sudoko has the audacity to call itself a game even though math is involved.

Heinous
Heinous, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Hay – nee – ous
Right: Hay – nous
Definition: utterly odious or wicked
Sentence: My Internet history alone would convict me of any heinous crimes I ever commit.

Asterisk
Asterisk, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: As – tricks
Right: As – ter – isk
Definition: a symbol (*) used to mark printed or written text, typically as a reference to an annotation or to stand for omitted matter
Sentence: Wanting to put an asterisk on my little league stats is offensive.

Celtic
Celtic, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Sell – tick
Right: Kell – tick
Definition: of or relating to the Celts or their languages
Sentence: I was carried out of an Irish bar for mispronouncing Celtic (but mainly for passing out after one beer).

Electoral
Electoral , Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: E – lek – tor (stress here) – uhl
Right: E – lek (stress here) – tor – uhl
Definition: of or relating to elections or electors
Sentence: The majority of us don’t know what the hell the Electoral College is.

Niche
Niche, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: nitch
Right: neesh
Definition: a specialized but profitable corner of the market
Sentence: Mumbling awful things about you under my breath is my niche.

Comptroller
Comptroller, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Comp – troll – ur
Right: Con – troll – ur
Definition: a controller (used in the title of some financial officers)
Sentence: A comptroller sounds like a nice career to talk about at that brunch you weren’t invited to.

Kibosh
Kibosh, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Ki – bosh
Right: Key – bosh
Definition: put an end to; dispose of decisively
Sentence: Costco put the kibosh on my free sampling days after an unfortunate incident.

Lambaste
Lambaste , Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Lamb – basst
Right: Lamb – baste
Definition: criticize (someone or something) harshly
Sentence: My hobbies include lambasting everything I see on Facebook from the safety of my room.

Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Weel – barrel
Right: Weel – barrow
Definition: a small cart with a single wheel
Sentence: Pushing a wheelbarrow sounds like manual labor, so I can’t do that.

Prerogative
Prerogative, Words You've Been Saying Wrong, Words You've Been MisPronouncing The Whole Time
Wrong: Per – og – uh – tiv
Right: Pre – rog – uh – tiv
Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class
Sentence: Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” would be my workout song if I worked out.
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YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN MISPRONOUNCING THESE 20 WORDS THE WHOLE TIME

2 replies on “YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN MISPRONOUNCING THESE 20 WORDS THE WHOLE TIME”

Quite a few of these are actually still pronouncing the word incorrectly. Seriously go look up how some of the are pronounced. This list is pretty bad.

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