The letter 'H' was one they showed, 'Mischievous' was another and 'Ate'. So many put an 'i' where there isn't one in mischievous and pronounced it mischee-vee-us instead of mis-che-vus. The one word I wish they had taught people to pronounce correctly was licorice or licquorice. Whichever way it is spelt is ends with an 'ice' so why do people insist on pronouncing it 'ish' at the end?
It should be pronounced, iss as in hiss. Pronouncing it the way the majority of our country do gives it an entirely different meaning.
Pronounced the way most people say it, it ends up as, Lickerish. Instead of it meaning a black sticky, sette substance pronounced the way most say it, it ends up meaning:
You'll have to forgive me this one, but the video set me off on this as the way people say licorice is one of my pets hates. Is there a word people mispronounce that irritates you - if so, what is it?
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