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TOPIC: The words we can't get right

The words we can't get right 13 Nov 2018 18:36 #1

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We speak proper 'Murican English at my home :P
The words we can't get right: Why 80 per cent of British people struggle to pronounce common words including espresso and prescription (and women are the worst)
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2577432/More-80-cent-British-people-speak-properly-Most-commonly-mispronounced-words-include-espresso-prescription-women-worst.html
  • Place names are particularly confusing with 'Ely' often mispronounced
  • Study commissioned by railway terminal St Pancras International, which is often pronounced as 'Pancreas'
  • 20% of women struggle with common words such as espresso
  • One in six speakers do not pronounce London's Greenwich district properly

More than three-quarters of British people struggle with common words and place names, with espresso and prescription among the most difficult to pronounce, according to researchers.

A new study has revealed that 82 per cent of us regularly trip over our words, with women getting most tongue-tied by every day terminology.

And place names can be particularly confusing, according to the study commissioned by London railway station St Pancras International, which is itself frequently mispronounced by 33 per cent of people to sound like the gland 'pancreas'. read more
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The words we can't get right 13 Nov 2018 19:15 #2

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Not pronounciation, but misused often:

- guild vs. guilt
- your instead of you're
- "of" instead of "'ve/have" (common in the US)
- definately instead of definitely

and that is done by native speakers. Who most of the time do not even master another language. :wissl:
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The words we can't get right 13 Nov 2018 20:30 #3

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Gaia wrote:
Not pronounciation, but misused often:

- guild vs. guilt
- your instead of you're
- "of" instead of "'ve/have" (common in the US) UK not US dumbass
- definately instead of definitely

and that is done by native speakers. Who most of the time do not even master another language. :wissl:
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The words we can't get right 14 Nov 2018 10:33 #4

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Yo yo yo check yourselvz before you reck yourselvz. Bri-ish people can mean a lot of fings dese days, the study may have surveyed peepl who isnt efnicly bri-ish innit.

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